BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR
of Israel and Jordan
with Jerusalem University College & Lauren Lee
Who is Lauren Lee?
She became a part of the SABCS team in the fall of 2020 in which she taught middle school math and 7th grade Old Testament. Previously, between 2017-2019, she lived in Jerusalem, at JUC, for two years while obtaining her master’s degree in Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions. It was there that her heart grew love for the land of the Bible, and for fellow believers to see the Bible come to life! During her time there, not only did she acquire knowledge of the history and geography of the Bible, but she also gained insight on modern politics and religiosity of the country that is seen in everyday life. Now, it is her passion for others to see the land, read the text, in order to live the Book.
“Read the land, see the text, live the Book.”
- Jerusalem University College
This is so much more than just a tour! With JUC you will venture off the beaten path into the land of the Bible, where your classroom will always be without walls. Allow your feet to be your eyes as you walk in untouched areas of the country that average tour guides have never heard of! Let the eyes of your heart be enlightened as you truly begin to see God’s word come to life in a tangible way!
When? Monday June 20th - Sunday July 3rd, 2022
Cost? all-inclusive* 2-week trip starting at $3,500**; optional 3-day Jordan extension + $1,100 (* total price does NOT include airfare per individual at a group rate via Travel World Mobility Services or commute from airport to JUC. ** Prices include all maps, book, tips, instructors, lectures, field study transportation, site entrance fees, lodging, and three meals per day. Price is approximate.)
Who can go? Those who are age 16+, physically capable of walking in tough terrain, able to withstand dry heat temps into the 90s or 100s, willing to modestly observe and respect Middle Eastern culture, and those who love God’s word and wish to see it with their own eyes!
Old City of Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pools of Bethesda, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, and MORE!
Outside Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho, Qumran, swim in Dead Sea, Masada, Samaria, and MORE!
Galilee: boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, swimming, and overnight at the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Caesarea Philippi, Nazareth and MORE!
Jordan: Amman, Jerash, Petra, and MORE!
Sailing at the Sea of Galilee
What is Jerusalem University College? An independent, degree-granting academic institution in Jerusalem, and an extension campus for over 70 accredited Christian universities around the world. JUC also welcomes short-term programs for individuals desiring to glean biblical teaching and application during their visit to Israel.
Cost: The trip is all inclusive excluding airfare. The group leader has contacted Lisa at Travel World Mobility Services who will book airfare at a group rate. Those wishing to book their own airfare due to travel before or after the trip will be responsible for booking their own airfare that accommodates to the dates of the trip. JUC will not accommodate trip plans to delayed participants traveling separately.
JUC is unable to secure lodging before or after the dates of the trip.
All-inclusive means the following fees are included: national park entrance fees, bussing, all lodging, all three meals every day, lectures, mapping materials, and tips to drivers and waiters.
Lodging: The price listed above indicates one person staying off-campus of JUC for the overnights in Jerusalem. When we are away from Jerusalem, all participants will lodge at the hotel booked by JUC.
The hotels furnish buffet-style breakfasts and dinners. JUC students are provided with lunches by JUC whether in Jerusalem or on field studies. Medically diagnosed food allergies MUST be communicated to Lauren Lee BEFORE departure! For additional pricing information click here.
Physical Fitness Level: JUC’s program is academically and physically rigorous, including up to 12-hour days in the field or longer. The field studies involve hours of walking, standing, and several easy-moderate hikes (some are optional). In addition, there is one optional hike that involves descending the face of a cliff above the Sea of Galilee using railings, foot holds, and handholds. Furthermore, there are opportunities to sit throughout the day and plenty of “down time” on the air conditioned bus. However, students should expect to sweat
Jordan Extension (optional): A 3-day extension into Jordan to visit major sites including Amman, Petra, Jerash, Madaba, Mount Nebo, and MORE is available for an all-inclusive additional cost of $1,100! There must be a minimum of 7 participants. This portion is all inclusive with Jordanian police security will travel with us per Jordanian tourism laws.
Potential to Obtain College/PECS Credit: JUC has over 70 accredited colleges, universities, and seminaries that are members of the Consortium of Associated Schools. Students wishing to take advantage of obtaining college credit are required to contact and organize details through their institution. Click here for a list of consortium schools. PECS credit is in the process of being discussed.
Visa Requirements: The United States and Israel are on good terms politically & diplomatically, and citizens of the US are likely to obtain a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival at no cost. This will be sufficient for the duration of your program. If you are NOT a US passport holder, please check your home country’s visa requirements for travel to Israel.
COVID-19: Israel is currently in the process of vaccinating as many people as possible to achieve “herd immunity.” With that, by our departure it is not likely that participants will need to prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine to be granted entry into Israel, though this cannot be guaranteed. As of now, we will approach the trip & COVID precautions as more information is gathered.
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