Israel Short Term Study Abroad
The application for 2013 is now closed. Sign up now for 2014: May 18th- June 8th.
Want to understand the Bible better and make it become 3-D at the same time? Then join Biblical and Religious Studies Professor Brian Schultz, who has spent more than a decade living and studying in Israel, on a discovery tour that focuses on highlighting how an understanding of the Holy Land’s geography is vital for catching nuances that are assumed but often not explicit in the biblical text.
- See the battleground of David and Goliath.
- See OT remains of Jerusalem, such as the wall Hezekiah built.
- Walk in the town of Capernaum where Jesus and Peter lived.
- See an actual biblical “high place” as preserved at the site of Dan.
- Stand where the Tabernacle once stood.
- Hear the Sermon on the Mount as you overlook the Sea of Galilee.
- Visit the discovery site of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
About $2,900 + airfare
Current airfare is running about $1,800. Scholarships are available for FPU traditional undergrad students.
As an option, one can add a 2 1/2 day trip at the end of the program to see the highlights of Jordan, including the famous "city in the rock" of Petra. This add-on costs an extra $900, and entails a return date that is two days later than the regular program.
Up to 8 undergraduate academic units may be earned and/or the trip qualifies for focus series. Graduate credit is also available. Please see your advisor for more details and to make sure you can fit the credits into your program.
December 1, 2013, with a deposit of $300. Space is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Your $300 registration fee (to be applied toward the balance due) will guarantee your spot. Register now!
Payment is due in three increments: December 1, February 1 and March 1. View the payment timeline.
For more information, contact Brian Schultz to get your name on a list of possible participants and receive a tentative itinerary, regular updates, reminders and an application form.
- Office: Seminary House, Room 210
- Telephone: 559-453-7107
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Israel, the program will be run under the hospices of Jerusalem University College. Formerly known as the Institute of Holy Land Studies, this organization has over 40 years of experience leading academic tours of the Holy Land.