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Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA)
Herzliya, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: BSBA Summer,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/07/2018 07/19/2018

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Damian Whitney
Additional Opportunities:
Program Description:
Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA)
Health Insurance
  Full program details can be found on our main ISBA website

The Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA) is a unique opportunity for undergraduates students to study and immerse themselves in the Israeli business environment. Students will learn about Israeli entrepreneurship, innovation, and non-profit consulting through coursework, speakers, company visits, an actual non-profit consulting. ISBA is a collaboration between the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel (a suburb of Tel Aviv). This program is a rare chance for students with a wide spectrum of backgrounds to learn about a different side of business within a country that has built itself around entrepreneurship. ISBA will run approximately six weeks in length from June 7 to July 19, 2018. More information can be found here:

The ISBA is a six week summer program in a modular format.  Modules will include a combination of learning in the classroom and experiential learning opportunities in the respective areas of study. The summer program is six credits, three credits for each course.Modules include:
  • Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Israel
  • Venture Creation  
The Entrepreneurship class uses the text Start-Up Nation, among others, and has the students visit many of the people and companies mentioned in the book.  The course credit will be granted by the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.  Credits will be transferred back to a student’s home institution at the conclusion of the program.

    Health Insurance
Participants of the ISBA program will be required to purchase the same health insurance that is offered for students that participate in the IDC semester programs.  Additionally, all students must register with the US State Department. The program will provide each participant with supplemental insurance.   All students will be provided transportation (via taxi or private bus) to IDC on days when class is held.  A private bus will be chartered for transportation to off-campus sites such as company visits and immersive experiences.  Each student will be given a wallet size card with emergency numbers and we will go over emergency procedures on day one of the on-site orientation.
This program is open to all undergraduate students at any institution regardless of academics or religious faith, but is targeted towards rising sophomores and rising juniors. Students must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants do not need to have previous business coursework or knowledge of Israel to participate.

Participants will stay stay in self-catered apartments in Tel Aviv. Students will be housed in apartments in groups of four or six. Each apartment has a bathroom, a kitchen with a fridge, electric cooker and table and chairs and internet access.Support Services Abroad. There will be a student services staff person on location at IDC to ensure all of the needs of ISBA participants are met.  Professional staff will accompany the students for the duration of the program.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.

The program fee of $5,200 includes tuition, housing, insurance, excursions, some meals and ground transportation while in Israel.  Students will be responsible for their own food budget, airfare and any additional expenses, including, but not limited to elective travel. Scholarships are available.

Please note: a non-refundable deposit of $750 is due March 15, 2018

Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change. 

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