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| Off-Campus Life

Dr. Wright and students overlooking the Old City.Campus life at Jerusalem University College is a unique experience. But if you think that is unique, wait until you venture off-campus! More opportunities and experiences await your perusal than you ever thought possible. From wandering the narrow, vendor-lined streets of the Old City to walking by the glaring lights of good old McDonald's in the New City, the endless possibilities await those who seek them out. You will travel all over the country (and sometimes even outside Israel) during field studies and school-sponsored events. Yet there is ample time to explore on your own.

The markets of the Old City.JUC encourages its students to acquire the full experience while they are here. Buy an olive-wood camel in the markets. Look for Roman coins on the slopes of the hills southwest of the school. Talk to local people about all kinds of subjects; they are usually more than willing to share their views. Visit the Dome of the Rock. Go to the Western Wall on a Jewish high holy day. You will have many experiences during your time at Jerusalem University College, experiences which you will spend the rest of your life dissecting and enjoying.

TheTreasury at Petra.Field Studies: A fair amount of off-campus activity occurs during field studies. Where else do you have the opportunity to sit on the original approach steps to Herod's temple mount while earning course credit? You will explore the various locales of the region with one hand on your water bottle, one on your notebook, and your feet on the ancient rocks. These field studies will take you to these regions and more: Jerusalem with such sites as the Second Temple, Pools of Bethsaida, and the City of David; the Shephelah and the Negev with sites such as Ashkelon, Arad, Masada, the Dead Sea, and Qumran; Galilee in which you will visit places such as Capernaum, Hazor, Megiddo, and the Sea of Galilee; Jordan with such sites as the Dome of Gilead and Petra; and Egypt where you will see the great pyramids at Giza, ancient temples dedicated to Egyptian gods, and life as it exists along the Nile.

Staying the night and enjoying a meal with Bedouin family in the desert.Or you might eat a meal at a Bedouin encampment in the desert.  You will visit these sites and many others as you learn how to integrate the land of the Bible with the Bible itself and see how rich a picture the Biblical authors painted with their knowledge of these regions. 

Field studies are not all work and no play. There is plenty of time for students to "experience" the sites which are visited. Here are some students "experiencing" the Mediterranean Sea at Ashkelon, the Dead Sea, and a cave at Qumran.  Click on the middle picture for a message to mom.

Walking the beach at Ashkelon. Message to Mom. Climbing to the caves at Qumran.

Camping at a National Park.Student Activities: Field studies, however, are not the only chance you'll have to explore off-campus. The image to the left shows students camping on a weekend at Yehudiya National Park in the Golan Heights. Camping and hiking are frequent student activities, but you're free to explore outer regions (such as the Golan) along with activities which are closer to Jerusalem. Students often have great times at Scottish dancing class, local pizza parlors, and walking the shop-lined pedestrian road Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem.

At the local ice cream shop.To the right students enjoys some ice cream at the local ice cream parlor.  Below are some examples of off-campus student activities. From left to right: Students explore a stream at the Hexagonal Pools in the Golan Heights; Visiting the Western Wall during Jewish High Holy Days; Students showing their stuff during a Scottish dancing class.

Exploring a stream in the Golan Heights. At the Western Wall. Believe it!  Scottish Dancing.
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