Israel Exchange Program

The Israel Exchange Program presented by the Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation offers returning (not first year) Commerce and Management Students:

  • Approximately 2 weeks in Canada (Halifax and Toronto) and 2 weeks in Israel, with activities and tours presented in English
  • Meetings with Canadian and Israeli business leaders
  • Education on Israeli culture and business practices
  • Airfare, hotels, ground transportation, and entrance fees fully covered
  • An exciting chance to study abroad

Activities:

  • Stop at wineries in Ontario and Israel
  • Visit popular landmarks such as Niagara Falls
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Ride a camel
  • Visit the historical site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer
  • Learn about Global Marketing – you will be enrolled in COMM 3405

See tentative schedule (subject to change) [PDF 446KB].

2020 Application Dates:

  • Israel Exchange Program (Tentative): July 31 - August 24, 2020
  • Applications open: Apply Now
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Interviews between: July 1-15, 2019
  • Decision by: July 31, 2019

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS 

Ola Hasan, Student at Tel Aviv University
"Above all, I have gained a new perspective on my own culture by seeing it through the eyes of the Canadian students.”

Samantha Loren, Student at Dalhousie University
"I have been fortunate to participate in similar programs across Canada and other parts of the world, but I can honestly say that this exchange was the most fulfilling, eye opening, and life changing one. Not only does it provide students opportunities to connect with influential business leaders from across the globe, or to see first hand the impacts of classroom learning on global economies, but it allows students to exchange ideas and opinions with colleagues a world away. I would encourage every university to explore the Israel Exchange Program, and furthermore, encourage every student to take full advantage of this amazing opportunity.”

Carolyn Silver, Student at Dalhousie University
"Getting to know my Israeli friends and hear about their stories has given me a sense of pride in Israel and I share my experiences about the incredible beauty, business culture, and multiculturalism of Israel with my friends and co-workers. Israel is now a part of my heart and I will advocate for the small but mighty country when I am home in Canada.”