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Jerusalem University

Please read the attachment from JUC regarding the visa process. This affects all students.


Jerusalem University College (JUC), also known as the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, is an extension campus for Gordon students in Jerusalem, Israel. As a student, you’ll participate in serious academic study in a variety of areas—biblical backgrounds and historical geography, Middle Eastern cultures and languages, the religions of the Middle East, and more. 

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JUC offers coursework applicable to a variety of majors (like Biblical Studies and History). To gain eligibility you must:

  • Have Sophomore standing or above
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Possess a strong commitment to academics and Christianity


The program allows you to study the Christian Scriptures where the events occurred as well as study Middle Eastern:

  • Languages
  • Social and political culture
  • Religions
  • Historical relationships


Per U.S. Department of Education policy, students’ federal and state financial aid cannot be applied to costs for this program, it is critical that students interested in JUC consult with Gordon's Student Financial Services Office. The regular cost of a 16-credit semester at Gordon covers:

  • JUC application and visa fees
  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Room and board
  • Program-related costs of the semester

Not covered:

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Independent Travel

Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's institutional aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a breakdown of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions.


All Gordon students applying to a BestSemester program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. Spring applications are accepted until November 15. 

Please read this important notice from JUC about the visa process—which is now part of the application process to JUC.


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