How much do I need to know about business or Israel?
You do not need previous business coursework or knowledge of Israel to participate.
Are there religious or ethnic background requirements for the program?
This program is nondenominational and open to students of all faiths and beliefs.
How is the program structured? The six-week summer program is presented in a modular format. Modules last from eight to 14 days and include a combination of classroom learning and experiential learning opportunities. Please visit the Curriculum page for complete details.
What are the fees for this program?
The program fee for 2014 is $4,000 and includes tuition, housing, insurance, excursions, bus pass, and some meals. You will be responsible for your airfare, food budget, and any additional expenses, including, but not limited, to elective travel. Scholarships are available.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is February 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
What about health, safety, and security?
Olin and IDC staff will be on hand at all times should you need assistance with anything. As a participant in the ISBA program, you are required to purchase the same health insurance offered to participants in the IDC semester programs. Additionally, all students will be registered with the U.S. State Department. The program will provide each participant with supplemental insurance.
You will be provided transportation (via 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. You will be given a wallet-size card with emergency numbers, and we will go over emergency procedures on the first day of the onsite orientation.