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Biblical & Theological Studies Study Abroad

Trips to historically significant sites in the Middle East and Europe provide a tangible context for biblical knowledge and ancient culture.

Two students touring ruins in Turkey

Our affiliation with Jerusalem University College offers Biblical & Theological Studies majors an easy way to study abroad in Israel for a semester or whole year. This life-changing experience will give students a view into the world where Jesus lived and will help place biblical events in their geographical, historical, and cultural context. Courses involve frequent field trips to biblical sites all over Israel, such as the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, the Mount of Olives, the Judean wilderness, and of course Jerusalem.

Jerusalem University College is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem within blocks of the room of the Last Supper. The campus overlooks the Valley of Hinnom and is built on a portion of the Herodian Wall. It is just minutes from the Old City of David, the Kidron Valley, and the tunnel that Hezekiah built.

Short-term Study Trips

Our faculty lead short-term study trips to places with historical, biblical significance in Israel, Turkey, and Greece. Northwestern students can enrich their biblical understanding and earn 2–4 Bible credits at the same time.

Israel Study Trip 2020

Northwestern students and their parents are invited to join Dr. Ardel Caneday, Dr. Ed Glenny and Dr. Mark Muska on a study trip to Israel over spring break.

The study will begin in the coastal plains and Jezreel valley, then move to Galilee, the Jordan rift and the Negev. It will culminate in Jerusalem with a look at Old Testament sites and trace Jesus' final days before his crucifixion and resurrection.

Past Study Trips

Over the years students have traveled to Turkey, Greece, and Israel to learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls, churches Paul visited, and helped with archaeological excavation.

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