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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021
Rolling Admission 06/21/2021 08/03/2021

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Description:
Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA)
  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.

***Applications for Summer 2021 will open on December 15 and close on February 1. There will be no priority application deadline. 
Eligibility: 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 and meet all eligibility requirements. Applicants do not need to have previous business coursework or knowledge of Israel to participate.
Program Dates and Notices for ISBA 2021: 
***Under current conditions, we will be unable to provide entry permits into the country. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer them by the time the program begins, and we will keep you updated with the process.
***Should our students be able to receive entry permits before the program begins, it is likely that students will be required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival to Israel. This means the first two weeks of ISBA courses will be taught virtually while students remain in their apartments, with full support from on-site staff. 
Term Dates
Summer 2021 June 21-August 3, 2021
* Students should plan to arrive on the first date of their assigned section no later than 5:10pm. Airport transfers will be provided to students to the check-in location. No other activities are planned for this day. Students should plan to depart no earlier than August 2 at 9PM. If students are in Israel prior to the start date, they must arrange for their own accommodations before move in on the program start date (listed above). This is an academic program, therefore students may not arrive late or depart early. 

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:
  • B53 MGT 200C: Venture Creation
  • B99 INTL 320: Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Israel
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. External participants will be issued a transcript from Washington University in St. Louis and should consult with their home university on credit transferability. 
  Housing: 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.

On-Site Support: On-Site staff are available to assist students while in country. 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.

Travel Restrictions: students should anticipate that they will be required to quarantine for up to two weeks upon arrival in Israel. The on-site staff will coordinate food delivery and other virtual activities for students to participate in while they remain in their apartment. 


  Tuition and Fees: The program fee 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: all admitted students must pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000, due soon after acceptance to the program. **The program fee for Summer 2021 is $6,500***

Insurance and Travel Registration: Participants of the ISBA program will be enrolled in international health insurance and emergency coverage. The program will provide each participant with supplemental insurance. Additionally, all students must register with the US State Department. 

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 
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.