Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2024
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    November 3, 2024 to August 8, 2025
  • Spring 2025
    March 30, 2025 to August 8, 2025


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Engineering

Off-campus partner:

Technion Israel Institute of Technology


Travel to Israel is currently restricted by Cornell and its insurance company. If you decide to proceed with a Cornell Experience application, once submitted, you must submit an ITART petition through Cornell’s Travel Registry.

Petitions will be reviewed in the fall semester after applications for other programs have been closed. Outcomes of the ITART petition are final and cannot be appealed even if restrictions change later.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply to an alternative program as a back-up.

June- August internships possible for semester/year students

Opportunity Description

Join Cornell-Tech's partner in Israel. Study Civil or Mechanical Engineering in English at the Technion in Haifa, home to many high-technology spinoff companies.

What is unique about this program?

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s premier center of science, technology and applied research. Ranked among the top 50 technology universities in the world, Technion is home to 18 faculties, and over 60 advanced research centers and institutes, and a distinguished faculty of over 600, including three Nobel laureates. Technion graduates have brought the unique skills and penchant for innovation which contributed to Israel's reputation as the “Start-Up Nation.”

  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering programs in English
  • Selected courses in Chemical, Biotechnology and Food Engineering also offered in English
  • Option to take Intensive Hebrew Language course (Ulpan) prior to start of semester and/or Hebrew throughout the semester for an extra fee
  • Humanities electives available
  • Students with advanced Hebrew can draw from the entire curriculum

Note: This program may fit some students’ curriculum plans better than others’ depending on a variety of factors including Advanced Placement credit, completed prerequisites, and major affiliation requirements. Speak with an Advisor in Engineering Advising to see if this program matches your interests and needs.

Academic Calendar

Fall ("Winter") Semester: late-October to end of February

Spring Semester: late-March to early August

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.