We are proud to offer a Biblical Archaeology course in Israel!
Dates: January 15-25, 2017

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Join Pillar College on this trip for a guided visits lead by renowned archaeologists
to more than 15 archaeological sites,some of them declared world heritage and others unknown to the regular tourist.

 

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SITES YOU WILL VISIT

  Bible Land Museum
  Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  Mount of Olives 
  Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book
  Judean Desert
  Galilee and Mediterranean Coast
• Jerusalem

  And much more!

 

Email gle@pillar.edu to request  information and reserve your seat

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Currently this course is being offered only to our students in the traditional programs and guests of the college.  We can only take 40 people on this trip, though we hope to run this trip annually even switching between offering it in English and Spanish. For this initial offering and because this course conflicts with other classes, we cannot accept students currently enrolled in the BLEND and DEED programs at this time. We cannot allow our LEAD students to take the course during their LEAD program, except by specific qualifying circumstances.

Prerequisites for the course include Old or New Testament Survey and English Composition II (BIBL-101 or BIBL-102, and ENGL-102). This course is taught by Biblical scholars and archaeologists that will assume a certain level of historical, cultural and religious understanding. Having this understanding will help to make it a much more meaningful experience!

While there will be a good deal of lecture, there will also be a lot of travel and touring to historic or archaeological sites. Please be sure that you get medical clearance for long-distance air travel if there is any question of risk Also, be certain that you prepared for the rigors of traveling/touring in-country

BY WHEN DO I NEED TO SIGN UP?

The deadline is October 21. You will need to register for the course and pay a non-refundable deposit of $135 and an additional $400 by October 21, 2016 to secure your spot in the course and your airline ticket.

HOW MUCH IS THE TRIP?

$4146. The cost includes travel, lodging, tuition for the 3-credit course and meals except for lunches. The cost is the same if not taking it for credit.

WILL I BE ABLE TO APPLY FINANCIAL AID TO THE COST OF THE TRIP?

Possibly. It all depends upon your current financial aid standing, but financial aid could potentially cover even the travel costs. Speak to your Financial Aid representative to determine your eligibility.

WILL I NEED A PASSPORT?

Absolutely. If you do not have one already, or yours has expired, start applying for one TODAY! This can be a long process (4-8 weeks!) and could prevent you from being able to go. Click here to apply

HOW MANY CREDITS WILL I EARN?

This course is being offered as a three credit History or Bible course with an optional additional three-credit History, English, or Bible course to fit in the January T9 schedule without disrupting seat-time

WHAT ABOUT MY OTHER CLASSES?

This trip is ideal for students that normally take only T9 courses. Students may enroll in T15 classes along with the Israel course, but you must contact your instructors in advance. Also, contact your advisory immediately, as your program may limit your eligibility.

I AM NOT A PILLAR STUDENT. CAN I EARN COLLEGE CREDIT?

Yes! This course is being offered as a three-credit history or Bible course at no additional cost. We are also offering an optional additional three-credit course on the ‘400 silent years’ between the Old and New Testaments to build upon your experience.