Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much do I need to know about business or Israel?
A. You don’t need previous business course work or knowledge of Israel to participate.
Q. Are there religious or ethnic background requirements?
A. No, ISBA is nondenominational and open to students of all faiths and beliefs.
Q. How is the academy structured?
A. ISBA has a modular format. Modules last from eight to 14 days and combine classroom learning and experiential-learning opportunities.
Q. What does ISBA cost?
A. The fee for 2014 is $4,000 and includes tuition, housing, insurance, excursion costs, a bus pass, and some meals. You’re responsible for your airfare, food, and additional expenses, such as elective travel.
Q. Are scholarships available?
A. Some scholarships may be available for students with financial need. Contact Elizabeth Snell, the ISBA program coordinator for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. When is the application deadline?
A. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Q. What about health, safety, and security issues?
A. Olin and IDC staff members are on hand at all times if you need assistance with anything. While you’re abroad, you’ll be enrolled in HTH Worldwide health insurance as well as International SOS health insurance. You also will be registered with the U.S. State Department. On the first day of orientation, emergency procedures are reviewed, and you receive a wallet-size card with a list of emergency phone numbers.
Q. What transportation is available?
A. A private bus takes you to the IDC campus on class days. Private buses also take you to off-campus sites.