Israel Internship Program
On the Israel Internship Program, students have the opportunity to combine classroom learning with a full-time internship in Israel.
OLIN AMBASSADOR 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.
Dates depend on the Jewish calendar. Contact the BSBA Director of International Programs for exact dates.
All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, 1 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs.
An on-site orientation program is scheduled during the first week of the program.
COURSES AND CREDITS
Students will earn 12-14 units of academic credit by completing:
6-8 units of academic course work chosen from the offerings of our partner, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel (outside Tel Aviv). Coursework includes finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, organizational behavior and Arts and Science credit, for example, and is pass/fail transfer credit.
3 units for a significant research paper (INTL 420) and oral presentation at the end of the program (graded).
1.5 units MGT 450I - a graded online course designed to deepen the overall learning gained from your full-time internship placement with a business, government or non-profit organization.
1.5 units of a colloquium series with the Zell Center for Entrepreneurship at IDC (graded).
Students do not have the option to select other course work in this particular program.
For WUSTL course equivalents, click here
The International Internship Programs are open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed equivalent of 4 semesters of course work (60 units). BSBA students must have completed the prerequisite courses that relate to the field or industry in which they want to intern. For example, finance placements require FIN 340, marketing placements require, MKT 370, etc. There is a minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work.
Completion of MEC 292 or equivalent is a specific requirement for any second major or minor.
Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible. You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students will live in flats (apartments). Arrangements for these flats are coordinated through an agreement between Olin and IDC.
If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.
It is required by the Israeli government that overseas students must obtain a proper Student Visa to study inIsrael. Details of this process will be reviewed in INTL 300A.
Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement. We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.
Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate, the current WU Health Fee, and charges for housing. These fees are paid directly to Washington University (with the exception of housing). If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply toward these charges.Monthly Personal Expenses: in US Dollars (but paid in Israel in Shekels)
Rent & Utilities: $3600
Food / Meals: $400
Monthly Total: $1100
Housing deposit $1000*
Household goods $200
HTH Insurance $250
Estimated Airfare $1500
*Returned 4 months after end of housing contract
Exchange rate information is available at: http://www.oanda.com/ .