BigIdea Tech Gap Year

Dates & Prices

  • Tech Training in Microsoft
  • Explore a new culture
  • Get a taste of college  and learn to be independent
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Live in Tel-Aviv and/or Be'er Sheva Apartments
  • Learn Hebrew 
  • Tour Israel


Starts September 2019


5 months: $13,750 

extending to 9 months: addition of $5,000 

Non-refundable $100 application handling fee and $100 first down payment made at time of application = $200

#BigIdea Tech Gap Year


Hone your Hi-tech skills and distinguish yourself with our professional certification. Start with a four month Web and Mobile Application development course, which provides you with the skills you'll need to create your very own app! You will learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio, along with a Microsoft Official Course, 20480B: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. The course is led by a professional Hi-tech training center with an advanced technological environment based in Be’er Sheva’s Center for Digital Innovation (CDI). After completing the course, you will be eligible to take the online exam to become internationally certified by Microsoft.


After your training, gain hands on experience with an internship at the CDI, in collaboration with leading tech companies in Be’er Sheva. The CDI is a leading-edge, non-profit innovation center, created through the collaborative efforts of Israel’s top entrepreneurs and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Meet entrepreneurs, professionals, subject matter experts, industry leaders, citizens, government agencies and be a part of the world’s unique innovation playground, Digital Health Lab. After 5 months in Israel, you can choose to extend for another 4 months and either move to Tel-Aviv and intern (4 days a week) in the international tech and startup companies there, continue your internship at the CDI in Be'er Sheva.


During the program, you will learn how to live independently, how to live with other people and grow individually as a person.

• Live in a fully furnished apartment.

• Stay in a 2-4 bedroom apartment with a separate kitchen, bedrooms and living room, each accommodating 4 to 7 roommates.

• WIFI access throughout the apartment.


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