Wheaton in the Holy Lands is a study of the Old Testament, New Testament and Early Church through travel to Israel, Greece, Turkey, and Rome. In addition, through contact with leaders of non-western churches, Wheaton in the Holy Lands engages students with issues of the theological development of the Church through the centuries. This program can be taken as a partial alternative to the general education requirements in the Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, or Archaeology major.
The program is offered in two blocks of three weeks each and can be taken individually or sequentially. Track A includes both blocks: The Land of Israel plus Paul and the Early Church (May 19 - June 28). Track B includes: The Land of Israel (May 19-June 6). Track C includes: Paul and the Early Church (June 7-28).
In 2014, the trip will be led by Dr. Lynn Cohick (New Testament) and by Dr. George Kalantzis (Theology). Dr. Kalantzis will help you explore a variety of Christian Traditions and see how they relate to the development of early Christianity. At the same time, Dr. Cohick will share her knowledge of the New Testament in its cultural and historical environment as we visit places where the Bible was written and heard for the first time.
See the 2014 brochure here!
Applications will be available September 27, 2013 on GoGlobal.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
Check out this video of WIHL 2013 highlights!
The estimated cost for 2014 is approximately:
$8,500 for Track A (May 19 – June 28; Israel, Greece, Turkey and Rome)
$4,300 for Track B (May 19 – June 7; Israel ONLY)
$4,300 for Track C (June 7 – June 28; Greece, Turkey and Rome ONLY)
Final charges are still being negotiated and are subject to change up to 30 days prior to departure. The projected cost covers the following: tuition, internal air transfers, ground transportation, field trips, three meals per day, housing, travel accident and sickness insurance. Expenses for airfare to and from the beginning or end of program sites (Tel Aviv, Athens, Rome) personal items, passport, vaccinations , all lunches in Rome and textbooks are not included in the program costs.
See the detailed travel and finances fact sheet here.