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Washington U. organizes six-week summer business program in Israel

Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel and Onward Israel, is launching an Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA), aimed at providing students an opportunity to learn firsthand about business in Israel, one of the most vibrant hubs of entrepreneurship in the world.

The six-week academy will take place from June 23-Aug. 2 in Tel Aviv, Israel. It will combine classroom learning with experiential learning opportunities. Students will work on consulting projects for non-profit startups and engage with the entrepreneurs who are driving the new business economy in Israel.

Students will visit companies such as Google Israel and Intel Israel, and tour the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. It will be open to students from Washington University and other accredited undergraduate programs.

“Too many people think of Israel only in terms of geo-politics and conflict,” says Steve Malter, associate dean of the Olin BSBA program and founder of ISBA. “However, there is a more positive story about how successful this tiny country has been in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. We will explore this phenomenon of the ‘start-up nation’ in a truly hands-on nature.”

For more information about the Israel Summer Business Academy and to apply, visit olin.wustl.edu/isba.