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GIE: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Business, Engineering, Global Studies
Program Type:
Global Intensive Experience
Language of Instruction:
Internships Available:
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Natalie Coveyduck
College Sponsor:
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Israel Summer 2015

Western Wall and Dome of Rock

Quick Facts

  • December 28, 2017 - January 4, 2018

  • The main focus of the class is to start, build and operate a business. Everything done in the class is based on real life applications and not theory. By the end of the intensive week in Israel, you will form a team and launch a venture during the spring semester.

  • Learn to identify the needs of a market and problem solve to meet those needs through innovation. Covers common mistakes made in the new venture process and how to work to avoid these mistakes.

  • Experience the startup process from idea creation to business application, from initial funding to exit, in Israel, dubbed, The Startup Nation.

  • Explore the cultural, political and technological factors that enabled Israel to turn its barren desert landscape into a thriving agricultural, technological and startup-focused nation.

  • Site visits with Israeli startups across various sectors, including not-for-profit organizations, and field trips to learn about Israeli history, culture and society.

  • Prerequisities:

    • W. P. Carey business students: ACC 241 or 242 with C or better
    • Fulton engineering students: junior or senior standing
    • Other students: at least junior standing with minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Earn 3 upper-division or graduate credits

  • Space is limited. Apply early!

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Tel Aviv Skyline

Location Details

Experience the rich history, culture and diverse religion of Jerusalem, as an introduction to the land of Israel. Learn the history of the nation, its origins going back to biblical times, and explore the history of commerce since antiquity. Visits include the Israel Museum, the Old City, an archeological dig, guest lectures, and site visits with Jerusalem entrepreneurs.

The Startup Capital of the Startup Nation, Tel Aviv, has a thriving culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. Explore this modern city, on the Mediterranean coast, to experience its vibrant culture and soak in the startup mindset. Visits include Tel Aviv's Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin Arts Fair, Tel Aviv Port, beach time, guest lectures, and site visits with Tel Aviv entrepreneurs.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • W. P. Carey Business students: ACC 241 or 242 with C or better

  • Fulton Engineering students: junior or senior standing

  • Other students: at least junior standing with minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA


Students will take one of the following courses for 3 credits: 
  • FSE 301: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

  • FSE 501: Technology Entrepreneurship

Course Format

This course will begin with the abroad portion in Israel, and will continue for the full Session C during Spring 2018.
students at Dead sea


Faculty Director

Professor Jason Bronowitz
Lecturer, Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
Office: Sutton Hall 340N, Polytechnic Campus
Phone: 623-252-5590

Jason Bronowitz




Program Housing

Participants will be staying at modern hotels and youth hostels for the duration of the visit. At least two meals a day will be provided as a group and all transportation will be provided on a private, air-conditioned coach bus.


Accessibility Information


Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.



Cost Information

The Program Fee for Spring 2018 is $2,965.

Program Fee includes: Housing, most meals, site visits and cultural events, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: Airfare, passport & visa fees, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2017 09/25/2016
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2018 09/25/2017 ** Rolling Admission 12/28/2017 01/04/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed