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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Adviser: Chris Nischalke Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Graduate/Undergraduate: School of International Affairs, Undergraduate Type of Program: Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Internship Available: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Art History, Business, Communications, Education, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Global Studies, Information Sciences and Technology, Information Systems, International Business, Internship, Jewish Studies, Marketing, Media Studies, Political Science, Public Relations
Program Description:



  • 18 years of age or above
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application review
  • Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program 

Program Description 

Tel Aviv University’s seven-week internship program is tailored to a student's academic field and professional interests. While interning, a student will receive academic credit and participate in a professional workshop specializing in career development, organizational behavior and cultural differences in the workplace.
The TAU Internship Coordinator works with each student individually to create a customized internship opportunity that is tailored to their academic and professional interests. In addition, the coordinator supports students throughout the process, ensuring that both the intern’s and the organization’s expectations are aligned and the experience is mutually beneficial.

Tel Aviv is the industry hub in Israel and boasts a global reputation for innovation and growth. TAU students have the unique opportunity to participate in a customized internship that is tailored to their specific academic and professional interests. Whether your passion is Business, Technology, Political Science, NGOs or more, the TAU Internship Coordinator will connect you with an internship that will offer a unique and engaging experience.


Summer: early June - early August

Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available. 


Expand your horizons as you live and explore the growing city of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv and its booming population, innovative spirit, edginess, beautiful beaches, and 24-hour lifestyle gives the city a cosmopolitan flair that makes it a perfect destination to spend a summer while studying at a world class institution. Located in the heart of Israel, Tel Aviv has easy access to the entire country. 

TAU’s campus is centrally located in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood, a short twenty minute bus ride or even a short twenty minute bike ride away from the city center.

Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation

In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for the study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Penn State Global website.


Available Fields of Study

Advertising, Business, Environmental Studies, Arts & Design, Education, Film & TV, International Affairs, Journalism & Communication, IST, Political Science, and others.

Internship Seminar

Students will enroll a 1-credit academic course, Professional and Academic Development in Experiential Learning at Tel Aviv University Summer Internship Program. You can read about the internship course here.

Internship Selection

To find out if an international 1-credit internship fits into your degree requirements, you will need to work with your academic or career advisor at your college/department. In searching for an appropriate internship you will get help from Tel Aviv University Internship Coordinator, who will work with you during the placement process to ensure that students needs and employers' needs match.

Examples of internships that have been offered in the past include:
  • Product Management
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Film and Media
  • Social Media
  • Education and Government
  • and others.

Academic Policies

  • You must enroll in a minimum number of 1 internship credit and a maximum number of 1 internship credit 
  • You cannot take any courses abroad on a Pass/Fail basis
  • World Campus courses should not be taken in addition to or as a substitute for courses offered abroad
  • You may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad
  • If you are studying abroad in your final semester at Penn State, please note that Penn State may not receive your grades in time for graduation. 

Course Equivalency Process

In order for courses from abroad to appear on your Penn State transcript, each course must be given a course equivalency. Please visit the Academics section of the Penn State Global website for information on the course equivalency process. Scroll down to International Internships section!

Courses can be submitted for course equivalency before, during, or after the education abroad program, however, when it comes to internships students cannot begin this process before they start work tasks at their internship placement. But, students need to start the process as soon as possible as it can take on average 2-4 months or more for courses to receive a Penn State course number. Talk to your Education Abroad Adviser about requesting syllabi.

Grade and Credit Conversion Scale

Grades and credit conversions from your host institution cannot be changed. They will be converted to Penn State credits and grades based on the following scales:
Grade Conversion Scale
Host Institution Grade Penn State Grade
A- A-
B+ B+
B- B-
C+ C+
Credit Conversion Scale
Host Institution Credit Penn State Credit
1 1

Housing and Meals


Students participating in TAU International Summer Programs are eligible to live in Einstein dormitories, adjacent to campus (based on availability). The cost of housing for this 7-week program is billed monthly and details are available on the TAU website. The dormitories are small apartments with two bedrooms in each apartment (two students share each bedroom; four students total per apartment). Each suite is furnished and includes an air conditioner, cable TV, wireless internet, a small kitchenette, and a shared bathroom and shower.

Please note that the following items are not supplied by TAU in any of the housing: Pillows, Linens (sheets, pillowcases), Towels, Kitchen utensils, Household goods (such as dishtowels, cleaning supplies, etc.).

Independent housing is not permitted on this program. There will be no exceptions.


There is no inclusive meal plan at Tel Aviv University. There are several supermarkets nearby, as well as shops that sell prepared foods. University subsidized cafeterias on campus serve excellent kosher meals at very reasonable prices. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés in close proximity to the campus. More information on where to purchase your food you can read here.

Costs and Funding

Program Costs

Summer Costs

The cost of a program is based on Penn State tuition rates and partner institution fees. Education Abroad works closely with our partners to ensure the most accurate cost estimates, however, fees can change quickly and without prior notice. Consult the cost sheets for your chosen program often and if you have any questions please contact your Education Abroad Adviser


The Education Abroad Office awards a number of grants and scholarships to students who participate in an education abroad program through Penn State Global. The application for the scholarships awarded through the Education Abroad Office is included with your program application. Eligibility is based on academic merit and/or financial need. You must have a current FAFSA on file to be awarded. There are additional scholarship opportunities through our partner universities, Penn State Academic Departments, and other sources. To view a full list of scholarships, eligibility requirements, and deadlines visit Funding Study Abroad.

Tel Aviv University scholarships

Student Aid

Penn State students who plan to study on a Penn State approved program can use most forms of financial aid towards the cost of the program. Exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships. If you have specific questions regarding your aid awards, contact the Penn State Office of Student Aid

Withdrawal & Refund Policy 

Withdrawal and refund details are dependent on the timing and reason for your withdrawal from a Penn State Education Abroad Program. For specific details and steps on how to withdraw, read the Education Abroad Policies

After Commitment

Once a student has committed to a Penn State Education Abroad program, they are financially responsible for any fees incurred on their behalf. Therefore, if a student plans to withdraw from a program it is their responsibility to immediately notify the Education Abroad office, in writing; email is preferred. 

Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. Additional fees from the partner institution will be assessed according to their withdrawal and refund policies at the date of the withdrawal notice.

After the Start of the Program 

If a student withdraws after the start of a program, any adjustment of Penn State tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. Students may be responsible for up to 100% of program costs. In most cases, partial credit cannot be awarded for leaving a program before its successful completion.

For additional information on withdrawal policies, separate and apart from financial consequences, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.

Life Abroad

General Information 

Studying abroad can be one of the most exciting and transformative experiences of your college career. It is an opportunity to develop independence, build cross-cultural competencies, grow as a person, and enhance your academic program. Entering a new culture can be challenging for everyone. You may ask yourself: is this the right country for me? What are their cultural norms? How will my identity be perceived there? What can I do to prepare for this experience? What will my daily life be like? Below are resources to help you answer these questions.


Penn State Education Abroad works closely with campus resources and our partner institutions around the world to ensure that students of all abilities reach their goal of studying abroad. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged on an individual basis. If you have accommodation needs or further questions please consult with the Student Disability Resources office and your Education Abroad Adviser. Additional resources are available through the Penn State Global Website. Disability information will not be used during the admissions process, but rather is meant to provide students with resources to help in planning a successful experience abroad.

Gender and LGBTQA

There are dramatic and subtle differences in how gender, identity, sexual expression, and sexual health are perceived in different countries. Before going abroad, it is important that you research the specific country or countries you will be visiting and have a full understanding of their cultural norms. Below are some resources to help you with that research and provide guidance for your life abroad.

Race, Ethnicity, and Faith

When choosing a study abroad location and preparing for your travels, you will want to be mindful of how your experience will be different than what you are used to in the United States. Your racial, ethnic, and spiritual identities may be interacted with and labeled by others differently than what you expect. Here are resources to help you prepare for these differences.

Non-U.S. Citizens

It is possible for non-U.S. Citizens to study abroad through Penn State. To do so successfully, you must plan early because this process may involve obtaining visas and other governmental procedures. Check with your DISSA Adviser prior to committing to a study abroad program and speak with your Education Abroad Adviser for specific information on the host country. If you plan on traveling to other countries during your study abroad experience, you will need to research and make plans to adhere to immigration policies for all of the countries that you plan to travel to and through. You are responsible for applying for visas for all applicable countries on your own. Advisers in the Education Abroad office cannot apply for your visa for you. Additional information may be available through your country's embassy and the consulate for your study abroad country.

Next Steps

Steps to Study Abroad

The planning stages outlined on the Penn State Global website will help you have the best study abroad experience possible. We recommend that you begin this process at least one year prior to the semester you plan on studying abroad. Visit the Steps to Study Abroad section of the Penn State Global website. 

How to Apply

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Application procedures can vary by program. Students should consult the application instructions available within each application. For more information, see the Application Process section of the Penn State Global website. 


You must apply to this program by the Penn State deadline. For a list of deadlines visit the Application Process page of the Penn State Global website.

Tel Aviv University Summer Internship deadline is in mid-late March. 

Contact Education Abroad 

If you have general questions about Education Abroad opportunities at Penn State, please email

Peer Advisers

Education Abroad Peer Advisers are Penn State study abroad returnees who advise students on education abroad opportunities at Penn State. Each Peer Adviser can explain program options, give an overview of the study abroad process, as well as provide information about their experience abroad. Peer Advisers have walk-in hours in Boucke Building during the fall and spring semester when classes are in session. For more information, visit the Education Abroad Peer Adviser website. 

Education Abroad Advisers 

Education Abroad Advisers can provide information about courses, support services, application processes, housing details, program costs, cultural expectations, pre-departure requirements, and much more. Education Abroad Advisers have two types of meetings - scheduled appointments and walk-ins. For more information about how to meet with an Education Abroad Adviser, please visit the Penn State Global website

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 01/20/2023
01/29/2023 06/07/2023 08/04/2023

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