The short-term programs offered by Jerusalem
University College are intensive, academically-oriented studies of the land
of the Bible. Unlike traditional tours of the Holy Land, our programs help
students discover ways that Biblical events can be placed in their proper
geographical, historical and cultural context. Our unique approach to
understanding the relationship between the Bible and its world, developed
over the last five decades through a personal interaction with the land, serves
graduate students, seminarians, undergraduate students, pastors and
Most of the coursework for our short-term programs is done on-site, in the
field. Prior map work and classroom discussions provide the necessary
context for field-work. Because many of the day-long and
overnight field trips include sustained hiking over
sometimes very rugged terrain, participants must
be in excellent physical condition.
All of our for-credit programs require that each student successfully
complete map work, examinations and written reflections on regions visited.
Course instructors are far more than "licensed tour
guides" but academically qualified members of the faculty of
Jerusalem University College or its associated schools, with specialties in
the geography, history and archaeology of the lands of the Bible.
Please refer to Related Information at the bottom of the page
for application forms, program dates, entrance requirements, faculty qualifications and
A special two week course emphasizing the geographical,
historical, and cultural setting of Israel during the time of Christ. The field studies
follow the basic chronology of the life of Christ, spending one week in the Galilee region
and one week in the Jerusalem region.
investigation of the Galilee region
puts particular emphasis on the first century A.D. and
walking tours of Jerusalem and its environs all help to place the life of
Christ in the historical and cultural milieu and geographical setting of His
week program is offered one time each year in July.
Those interested in a five week period of study may
combine the three week program offered each June with the Jesus and his times program
offered in July each year.