June 9 through June 30: Participants will take an intensive three-week international seminar through JUC on the geography, history, and archeology of Israel, BCM291: Geographical and Historical Settings of the Bible.
July 1 through 17: Participants who wish to will participate in the additional two-week course BCM291A: Historical Geography of Jordan that focuses on the land of Jordan as well as BCM291: Israel International Seminar in Geographical and Historical Settings of the Bible above.
See a tentative Course Syllabus and Israel Student Manual available under Downloads.
Gordon applicants must:
Registration for international seminars is handled by the GEO. After accepted students have paid their deposit to the GEO, the GEO will send a list of the seminar participants to the Registrar’s office.
You will earn 4 credits for the course BCM291: Israel International Seminar. Students participating in BCM291A Historical Geography of Jordan earn 2 additional credits.
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING CORE CREDIT
Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the China Seminar must:
Pre-Departure: COR210 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 1 is a one-day Saturday seminar class. For students going studying internationally questions regarding the interpretation of cultural difference, ethnocentrism, and culture’s shaping of behaviour and values are not “academic” questions. They will soon be lived reality. This course equips students to reflect purposefully upon the theory and praxis of what it means to be citizen-sojourners.
Re-Entry: COR211 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 2 is a one-day Saturday seminar class when seminar students return to campus in September. Nobody knows better than a returning student how inadequate the question “How was your international experience” is. This course equips students to ask the deeper questions of their global experience and reintegration, and take up the challenge of being a citizen-sojourner.
JUC has been operating for over 50 years and knows when to avoid certain areas and circumstances. Your time is highly structured to provide protection at all times. Travel about the country is on busses operated by a private tour company. You will never use public transportation. However, travel to Israel always poses some enhanced danger. In case of emergency, officials for both Gordon College and JUC will have operational contingency plans for evacuation of students.
The total cost is $4,661 for the Israel Seminar and $7,101 with the Jordan Extension. This includes:
Eleven scholarships of $500 each will be available for qualified students who participate in the BCM 291 International Seminar to Israel (9-30 June 2012). These awards are competitive and will be based on assessment of four factors:
Students who wish to apply for the scholarship must first complete the program application process. Scholarship applications will be avaiable from the Global Education Office after October 1. Please arrange for the faculty recommendation to be sent to the GEO, and submit the personal statement as an attachment to email@example.com.
All portions of the application are due in the GEO by Wednesday, 30 November 2011. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.
Students are housed in a small and gracious hotel just inside the Old City. While on field trips, accommodations are in small two-star hotels or kibbutzim. Travel about the country is on air-conditioned buses.
SUMMARY OF DATES AND DEADLINES
|November – December||Submit online application, $30 application fee and $250 program deposit to the Global Education Office. Complete hard copy forms for JUC (and UHL if adding Jordan) – vailable from Prof. Elaine Phillips. An additional $200 deposit will be required upon acceptance.|
|January 26 (4:45-5:30 pm)||First meeting of all accepted/interested students. Bring passports.|
|January 27||Deadline for submission of all application materials.|
|February – March||Map preparation and study sessions.|
|Weeks of April 30 and May 7||Two on-campus lectures (specific dates and times will be set at the February 9 meeting). Attendance is required.|
For further information please contact the Global Education Office:
Dr. Elaine Phillips,
Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology
In addition, course materials will be provided. Students are strongly encouraged to see their financial aid counselor regarding arrangements for financial payment no later than March 1.
NOTE: Costs may be affected by a major change in bulk airfare rates to Israel.
See the JUC homepage for further details