HAIFA (Aug. 2)
More than 100 students from 21 countries will this summer study and work in Israel under a project sponsored by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, it was announced here today by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Another 107 Israeli students are leaving for work in 17 countries.
The first groups of students have already arrived in Israel last week and have been quartered in student hostels in Technion City. Under the Technical Experience Exchange scheme, students from the participating countries spend about two months during their summer vacation in another member country, working in factories, institutions and Government organizations which offer special work and study facilities to visiting students.
The students are paid a salary by their temporary employer, and special accommodation usually in the homes of other students traveling elsewhere under the scheme — is arranged for them. Technion students form the bulk of the Israeli students going abroad under the scheme, which is intended mainly for those studying engineering and technology.
The Netherlands is this year providing the largest contingent of foreign students visiting Israel (29 coming here) and also the largest number of places for Israeli students going abroad (47). Great Britain is second with 17 Israelis spending their vacations there and 13 students coming to Israel from Britain. With the exception of Poland and Yugoslavia, all the countries exchanging students with Israel are in Western Europe. The United States, South Africa, Portugal and Ethiopia are sending students to Israel although no Israelis will be stationed in those countries.