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Fields of Study: Science, Engineering, Humanities

Study in Haifa, a start-up hub, and home to Technion-Institute of Technology. Take courses focusing on fields in engineering and science, entrepreneurship and innovation, and industrial design. Choose from additional courses in Israeli and Middle East studies for a truly customized learning experience.

Unique study opportunities

  • Participate in weekly lectures, trips, and social events with engineering and science students.
  • Design a highly complex product with a human-centered approach and learn how to conduct end user testing with prototypes.


Language of Instruction: English

Hebrew Language Study: Optional

Technion offers a beginning Hebrew language course for an additional fee. This non-academic course is available depending on demand, and does not offer UC credit.

All other instruction is in English.

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Three to five courses for a minimum of 22.5 quarter/15 semester UC units per semester (45 quarter/30 semester UC units per year)
  • You may take two courses for pass/no pass per semester

Current Program Courses

The number of courses you’ll take depends on the number of units for each course. Units vary per course and many courses are lower in unit value than is typical for UC. To meet the minimum enrollment requirements, focus your search on courses with higher unit values. Plan multiple backup options in case your preferred courses are not available.

Courses are often available in fields in engineering, mathematics, introductory computer science, biology, chemistry, and Israeli and Middle East studies. The Technion International School offers undergraduate courses in English specifically for exchange students. English-taught courses offered by other undergraduate Technion faculties and the Graduate School are also available to you. Graduate level courses earn upper-division undergraduate credit at UC and should only be taken with the appropriate background and prerequisites.

Catalogs and resources

  • Technion Study Abroad courses: Browse undergraduate and graduate level courses taught in English.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program. This is not a current representation of course offerings on this program. Reference the above links to review recent course offerings. 
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location.

Academic culture

At Technion, you have the opportunity to study alongside Israeli and other international students. Class sizes range from around 30 to 40 students. Engineering courses are generally a mixture of lecture and discussion while humanities courses tend to be lecture based. Courses usually have an accompanying section led by a teaching assistant who guides the class through important material and assigns work. Professors and teaching assistants are available to answer questions during class and by office hours.

Courses at Technion are rigorous and your course schedule may be a combination of undergraduate and graduate level courses. Much like at UC, you are expected to complete homework assignments that can be both individual and group projects, and you should expect to spend time outside of class studying.

On Wednesdays, Technion offers the Wednesday Noon Happening. Teachers do not hold class for two hours during this time so that students may participate in arts and crafts fairs, music events, and student marketplaces.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework.

Grades are typically available in October.

Tip: If you intend to put yourself on your campus degree list for graduation while on UCEAP, consult your campus advisors before departure about possible delays in the degree verification process.