Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
Israel is consistently ranked one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial countries in the world, despite being a tiny country with enormous challenges. Winter in Israel: Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship will provide students with a unique experience – traveling to Israel on a study abroad mission to learn about Israel’s business, technological, political and geographic challenges and successes. Through the experiences on this trip, students will gain an understanding of two important questions:
Why what makes Israel one of the leading global hotbeds for new technology, entrepreneurship and innovation?
What can aspiring entrepreneurs learn from Israelis?
Students will have the opportunity to meet with business, scientific, and academic leaders in Israel. They will visit high tech enterprises, venture capital investors, technology accelerators, academic institutions, and government offices. Of course, students will also visit many of Israel’s historic sites, float in the Dead Sea, and spend time immersing ourselves in Israel’s culture. From the Old City of Jerusalem to the Mediterranean Sea and modern city of Tel Aviv.
This trip will take place during Winter Session 2018 and will provide students the opportunity to gain up to 3-credits. Students will participate in three pre-departure class meetings during the Fall semester and have the opportunity to present at an event coordinated by CCEI when they return. This trip is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students at UConn.