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The program will utilize the robust and concentrated startup ecosystem in Israel to enable meetings and interactions with a variety of key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including leading academic institutions, the government, and multinational research and development centers. The program will also explore various funding models, from angel investing and crowdfunding to venture capital and private equity. Familiarity with government programs and inherent cultural mores that are characteristic of Israel will help to round out a broader understanding of the entrepreneurial subculture.

Quick Facts

  • May 16 - May 26, 2018

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

  • Explore the cultural and economic infrastructure of the modern state of Israel with its rich history spanning over three millennia

  • 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

  • Open to students from any major with an interest in entrepreneurship and the startup culture

  • Earn 3 upper-division or graduate credits



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.

Tourists who are US or Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Israel. Full list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to visit Israel:

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.



Students will enroll in one of the following courses for a total of 3 credits: 
  • TEM 494/598
  • FSE 301/ENT 360 
  • TMC 498
  • IFT 494 
  • FSE 501
Startup Nation: Entrepreneurship in Israel Syllabus


Faculty Director

Professor Jason Bronowitz
Lecturer, Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
Office: Sutton Hall 340N (Polytechnic campus)
Phone: 632.252.5590


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.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Israel, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. For example, in Israel, students who identify as LGBTQIA should be aware of varying laws in Israel based on region of the country. In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, consensual same-sex sexual activity is criminalized but in other areas of Israel, the LGBTQIA community is protected by anti-discrimination laws.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Israel, female students should be prepared to dress modestly and avoid wearing revealing clothing (shorts, sleeveless blouses, and short skirts) when visiting holy sites.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $5,330.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for three credits, housing hotels, airport transfers, all transportation to sit visit and cultural excursions, entry fees, daily breakfast and dinners, some lunches, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: ASU student fees, airfare, passport & visa fees, meals, independent travel, and miscellaneous items.

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.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. 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.


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 for This Program


Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.