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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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Discover the entrepreneurial spirit of Israel! Dubbed the "Silicon Valley of the East", the entrepreneurial spirit is palpable from the modern city of Tel Aviv, the holy sites of Jerusalem, and the capital of the Negev desert, Beersheba. Visit the nation home to many of the most sacred Abrahamic religious sites and the largest number of startups per capita in the world. The journey begins on campus with an intensive 7-week course.


Despite an extraordinarily challenging geo-political situation, Israel is considered to be one of the most economically and industrially advanced countries in the in the world. In addition to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, past business visits have taken the group up north to Netanya and Haifa, as well as down south to Beersheba and Hatzerim.

Previous business meetings included 3M, Accelmed, Afimilk, Stratasys, Lightricks, Medinol, Netafim etc.

Previous cultural tours include The Western Wall, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, etc.


You will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Resident Directors

Oded Shenkar

Education Abroad Coordinator

Joyce Steffan



Courses and Credit

BUSMHR 7010 - Advanced topics in Multinational Business (3 credits*)
2018 Spring Semester First Session (7 weeks)
Dr. Oded Shenkar

The course is designed to integrate industry expertise with a global context and prepare you for your meetings with Israeli companies. Course content will include a macroeconomic view of the country in the context of the surrounding region, introduction to doing business in the region, historical overview and future projections for the local economy.

*A 1.5 credit version of this program may be available to select graduate students. Contact the program coordinator for more details.



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

You must include an updated resume with your application.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
  • Remain in academic good standing
  • No student record actions of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action"
  • First preference is granted to students enrolled in a graduate program through The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business (FT MBA, WP MBA, Specialized Degree)
  • Second preference is granted to third or fourth year students enrolled in an undergraduate program through The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying:
  • The regular Ohio State University tuition
  • $2974 program fee (does not include international airfare)
  • $150 application fee
This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, and three group meals. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (passport / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.

If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Two scholarship are available through the Office of Global Business ($500 each). Money is awarded based on program application materials.

Student should begin researching additional funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Information Sessions

  • TBD


U.S. Department of State: (travel warnings/country-specific information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (geographic health recommendations)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of an issuance or change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 11/01/2017
11/15/2017 03/09/2018 03/17/2018

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.