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  • Locations: Dead Sea, Israel; Ein Gev, Israel; HaGoshrim, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Netanya, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer, Winterim
  • Budget Sheets: Winterim
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Areas of Study: Culture, Religion/Theology Class Status: 1) Freshman, 2) Sophomore, 3) Junior, 4) Senior
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Global Ed.
Program Description:
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Join REL 476: The Holy Land, as we travel explore major biblical sites throughout Israel and 
the West Bank!  Explore Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the Negev desert and Qumran…just to name a few!  We’ll drive to the south to the Dead Sea where we will swim, or rather float in the Dead Sea before taking a camel ride through the desert.  We will walk the streets of Jerusalem and see the stations of the cross and the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was likely buried.  Take some time to explore Jerusalem on your own to really experience the city.  By taking this course, your eyes will be opened to the Bible in ways you could never re-create in the Midwest.  Come and explore the Holy Land!
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Students who join this program will be required to register for the following courses:
REL 476: The Holy Land (3 credits)
This course is listed in the Fall 2020 semester. 

For students intending to take the course as a religion elective, you must have passed REL 100: The Bible and REL 110: Christian Doctrine.
For students taking the course as a culture class, you must have passed REL 100.


Application Deadline: May 8, 2020

Travel Dates
January 9-21, 2021

Day 1:
Depart for the Holy land

Day 2:
Arrive into Tel Aviv and transfer to the hotel in Netanya. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3:
Caesarea, Megiddo, Mount of Precipice, Nazareth Village, then proceeding North to Kibbutz HAGORSHRIM for two nights. Dinner, meeting and overnight.

Day 4:
Mount Ben Tal (see Damascus Road), Caesarea Philippi, Nimrod’s Castle, Tel Dan then returning to the hotel dinner, meeting, overnight.

Day 5:
Bethsaida, Korazim, Capernaum (the evangelical triangle) Tabgha (John 21) Ginosar, the 2000 year old Jesus Boat then boarding the Ein Gev Boat from Ginosar directly across the sea to dock at Ein Gev Kibbutz Hotel. Dinner, meeting and overnight.

Day 6: 
Ein Gev Kibbutz Train Tour to the banana fields and ostrich farm proceeding down the Jordan Valley to Bet Shean, Qumran, Ein Gedi and a Dead Sea hotel for 2 nights. Dinner, meeting and overnight.

Day 7: 
Morning free to float in the Dead Sea then departure to the Negev Camel Farm for camel riding. Onto Ein Avdat and the Avdat Nabatean Site (looking for shards) Paying respect to David Ben Gurion at his memorial site overlooking the spectacular Wadi of Avdat. Returning to Dead Sea hotel for dinner, meeting and overnight.

Day 8: 
Masada, onto Ramat Rachel and Bethlehem, Herodium then onto Jerusalem Hotel for the next 5 nights. Dinner, meeting, overnight.

Day 9:
Mt of Olives, down the Palm Sunday Path to Gethsemane, crossing over to St. Stephens Gate up to the Via Dolorosa, St. Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda, Ecco Homo and through to Jewish Quarter and ending the day at the Western Wall.

Day 10:
The Valley of Elah, Bet Guvrin and Moshav Sde Moshe for lunch and a visit to the local factory.

Day 11:
City of David with Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Mount Zion, Upper Room, Caiaphas House

Day 12:
Israeli Museum, Western Wall and Tunnels, Garden Tomb.

Day 13: 
Flight home from Tel Aviv


Pastor and Professor Dan Flynn, based on the Ann Arbor campus, has lead numerous tour groups of students and church-goers to experience all that the Holy Land has to offer. 
Beckie Kruse is the Director of Residence Life at CUW and will be serving as the CUW chaperone and small-group discussion leader during the program.


  • Must apply by the May 8th, 2020 deadline!
  • This program is open to all undergraduate students.
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution.
  • Must register for the associated courses. 
  • Must comply with all deadlines for applications, document submissions, deposits and other payments. 


  • Program Fees: $3,997.00 (cost may reduce if 20 students or more join the program)
  • Tuition (3 credits)*
  • Study Abroad Fee: $50
  • iNext Insurance Costs: $50
*For full-time undergraduates, there is no additional charge for tuition as long as the 3-credit course does not put you over 18 credits for the Fall semester.


Included in the Program Fees are:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Luggage fees for up to 2 checked bags under 50 pounds each (only one checked bag is recommended)
  • Lodging in 4-star hotels
  • Most meals
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Transportation in Israel
Not Included:
  • Fees associated with obtaining a valid passport or visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches
  • Meals on air travel days

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Program Value:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Overall Learning:
1 2 3 4 5

This program is currently not accepting applications.