Summer Research at Ort Braude Israel

More information will soon be available for Summer 2022 research program at Ort Braude!


Spend 3 months conducting research at Ort Braude College in Karmiel Israel. Ort Braude College is an engineering focused school dedicated to teaching, research along with working in cooperation with industry.  The Ort Braude Summer Research brochure provides more information on the program.  This brochure provides additional general information on research at Ort Braude.  

Application requirements:

  • Pitt student in good academic and behavioral standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Be in rising Junior or Senior status at the time of application 




watch a video about our Pitt students at Ort Braude!


Costs for the program: 

Students may take a class at Ort Braude while abroad.  Costs are outlined below: 

  • Airfare (~$1,500-$2,000)
  • Transportation costs (city busy pass) (~$352)
  • International student Housing for 3 months ( ~$1260)
  • International phone/wifi plan- (~$15/month)
  • Meals (~$500)
  • Travel Tours, 6 of them- $720
  • Personal expenses ($~500)
Funding through the Swanson School of Engineering might be possible for SSOE students, please look for research and internship funding information to be sent out to all students via email. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

More details on the Summer 2022 reserach program will be available in teh Fall 2021 semester.

Application Instructions: 

You should first apply to Pitt's online application by: Feb 28, 2022

In addition to applying to Pitt Global Experiences through this application portal,  you will also be submitting additional materials  for the the Ort Braude application/review.  Additional materials include: 

  • Statement of research interest (relating to one of the projects offered)
  • Official Transcript -including Fall 2021 grades
  • Courses in which you are enrolled for Spring 2022
  • Recommendation letter from Pitt faculty member
  • Resume 

As a part of the application process, you could be asked to be a part of a SKYPE/zoom interview with our partners at Ort Braude. 

These additional materials must be submitted via email attachment to Alicia Olalde  or in person to SSOE Global Experience and Engagement office (152 Benedum) by stated deadline.   Pitt's application deadline for this program is  Feb 28, 2022.  Any questions, please contact: Alicia Olalde, SSOE Global Experience and Engagement Office.

Students should review the possible summer 2020 projects (Updated projects are typically posted on this website in Fall semester.)   


SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

Schedule an appointment

SSOE students: schedule an appointment with me using Pathways via this link!

non-SSOE students-- send me an email and we'll set up a time to meet!


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