Study Abroad - Holy Lands

Basic Information:

WHERE:  Israel and Jordan.

WHAT: This tour is led by the AG Center for Holy Lands Studies and counts as BIBL472 Bible Lands Seminar. It is a an academic trip so students are required to do reading and other assignments before travelling.  NCU students travel with students from other AG colleges and members of Chi Alpha campus ministries groups.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: All interested NCU students who have successfully completed at least 24 credits.

It is required for the following majors:

  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Children and Family Ministries
  • Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Urban Ministries (Ministry Track)
  • Youth Ministries

WHEN: 3-4 weeks each May-June

CONTACT:  Dr. Glen Menzies, Dean of the Institute for Biblical and Theological Studies.

More Information:

Led by Dr. Marc Turnage of the AG Center for Holy Lands Studies, this tour includes lectures from some of the leading archeologists and scholars in Israel and visits to ancient sites in Israel and Jordan. Numerous once-in-a-lifetime experiences work together to bring the land of the Bible to life for students in a way that will enrich their biblical knowledge and reading for the rest of their life.

Students will also have opportunity to participate in activities such as snorkeling in the Red Sea, a Camel trek through Wadi Rum, swimming in the springs of Sakne, hiking down the Arbel Cliffs, Jeep treks through the desert in Jordan, an evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, floating in the Dead Sea, participating in the Temple Mount sifting project, and an archeological dig in Beth Gurvin.

Some scholarships are available so interested students should apply early. Details, application materials and year-specific trip information are available Here.

Read about the 2012 trip

AG Center for Holy Lands Studies website