Auburn offers study abroad at Ben Gurion

Auburn University has announced two study abroad programs for students with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, though there is some extra red tape associated with the programs.

They are listed at Auburn Abroad’s Office of International Programs, but on a separate page for ”travel warning” countries according to the U.S. State Department.

According to the site, “Auburn University has implemented a policy precluding all student travel associated with Auburn activity to such countries. However, specific academic activities within countries under travel warning can be allowed under certain circumstances.” Those who want to study at Ben Gurion must apply for a waiver of the warning policy.

The first program offered to students is the Global Health International Summer Program. The scope of this program includes Health in the Age of Globalization and Israeli Public Health Innovation for the world, self-study, professional field trips, exercises and small-groups mentoring in the following key areas: public health, globalization, and development.

The second Spring Break program features an Entrepreneurship and Innovation track. Participants in this track develop career skills that will be fundamental to their future work as entrepreneurs or employees, and will be inspired in the same country that created successful products like PillCam, Waze, ICQ and the Intel Pentium MMX chip technology, as well as cellphone and voicemail technology.