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    BIG IDEA Gap Year

    BIG IDEA Gap Year


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Israel
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Academic Year, Semester, Other
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Student Apartment
    • Application Fee: $200
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    BIGIDEA Gap Year is an intensive 5 - 9-month program in Israel for young adults who wish to combine tech training with a one of a kind Start-Up Nation experience!

    Develop your career in Hi-Tech, build your resume while interning at top Israeli tech companies and start-ups while getting inspired by Israeli entrepreneurs. Come take our professional app developer course that will give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in today's cutthroat Hi-Tech world. Not enough for you? We also mix things up with weekly trips, Hebrew learning, volunteering, interning, and living in the one and only Cyber-Tech capital of the world, Be'er Sheva, Israel. All of this combines into a once in a lifetime experience you're guaranteed to never forget!


    • We are the only Hi-Tech focused gap year in Israel.
    • Achieve a professional certificate in mobile and web app development in just 4 months!
    • Gain real work experience as an intern in Hi-Tech companies in the Hi-Tech capital of the world.
    • Meet fascinating entrepreneurs and Hi-Tech developers, while exploring Start-Ups in the world's only Start-Up Nation.
    • Live alongside thousands of students from the Negev University in Be'er Sheva! 
    • Study and live in the beautiful High-Tech Park of Be'er Sheva. One of Israel's biggest cities, that is sure to become your home away from home. Join many Hi-Tech companies and Start-Ups in this unique atmosphere as together we strengthen the Israeli connection to the Hi-Tech experience.