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Israel: Developing Assistive Technology

This multidisciplinary course uses Tel Aviv as a site for students from a variety of backgrounds to work together to learn about and develop assistive technology, as well as cultivate a better understanding of the people being served. Students will work in teams to identify clinical needs relevant to their chosen client and learn the process of developing an idea and following that through to the development of a prototype product.


Tel Aviv, Israel

Program Dates:

January 5 - 18, 2020

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: November 1, 2020*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
Related Areas of Study:
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Occupational Therapy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for the Spring 2020 course listed below for 3 points.

  • OT-GE.2900.095 (Class # 20512) Developing Assistive Technology (3 points)

Offered through Occupational Therapy

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Click for a draft syllabus (Subject to change)


Anita Perr, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Michael Shiloh, Associate Professor of Practice of Interactive Media at NYU Abu Dhabi

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385       
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
  • Housing Fee - $800         
  • Activity Fee - $400          
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,236

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


Housing arranged in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

 Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should not purchase their plane before receiving proper instructions (which include suggested or requested flight itineraries) during the program's formal orientation class meeting as indicated in the sample syllabus.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required for U.S. citizens.  All other passport holders should check visa requirements. To explore visa requirements and application instructions for other nationalities please visit the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

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