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Study in Jerusalem in January 2018!

Study in Jerusalem in January 2018!

This January, push yourself out of your comfort zone and see the world as you have never seen it before on the J-term faculty-led study abroad program in Jerusalem, Israel! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15! Led by Loyola Professor Dr. Wily Feinstein, the 14-day trip gives students the opportunity to study the Bible as Literature in the land of Israel, while living in and exploring the city of Jerusalem, experiencing the special holiness of the city as well as its vibrant contemporary culture, in addition to two extraordinary trips outside of Jerusalem.

The  program course (LITR 280: World Literature-The Bible as Literature in the Land of Israel) is three credit hours and fulfills the Tier II Literary core requirement and also counts as an elective for Global and International Studies Majors and Minors. Participants will study key passages in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament in relation to the Biblical idea of the Land of Israel, with special emphasis on the Holiness of Jerusalem.  The course material is enhanced by visits to Jerusalem’s most important religious and historic sites, days to experience the Jewish Sabbath and a Sunday in Christianity, as well as visits to two of Israel’s most important museums- The Israel Museum and Yad Vashem: The International Museum of the Holocaust.

The program is set to take place from December 28, 2017 - January 11, 2018. Students will live in the dorms of the stunning Mt. Scopus location of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where the course will also be taught.  On the first full day in Jerusalem, students will take a tour of the historic Old City followed by a group dinner there.  During the course, students will observe a Jewish Sabbath at the Western Wall, as well as a Sunday Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  Most dinner meals will be at restaurants throughout Jerusalem locales.  The class will have two special tours outside Jerusalem – a tour south including swimming in the Dead Sea, riding camels and a visit to the historic Masada mountain top, as well as a day trip to Tel-Aviv, Israel’s most cosmopolitan city.

Students of all spiritual backgrounds and academic majors are encouraged to apply. For more details about the program and information about pricing please visit the program webpage.  

Apply today and start a new global chapter in your life!