Our affiliation with Jerusalem University College offers Northwestern students an easy way to enrich their biblical understanding and earn credits at the same time! Students have the opportunity to study in Israel for a semester or a few weeks in the summer.
In addition, we offer regular study trips for 2-4 credits led by B&TS faculty to places with historical, biblical significance--such as Turkey and Greece. Our next study trip is scheduled for March 2014.
Spring Break 2014-Turkey and Greece!
Did you know that many events in the Bible took place in the countries that are now called Turkey and Greece?
Northwestern students have the opportunity to join Dr. Mark Muska and Dr. Ed Glenny on a study trip to Turkey and Greece in March 2014 to earn Bible credits.
Learning about Israel's history near the Sea of Galilee.
Israel Study Trip 2012
B&TS professors Dr. Daryl Aaron and Dr. Boyd Seevers led a student team to Israel in July 2012 for a 3-week long experience. The first two weeks were spent tracing the footsteps of Jesus in the 2-credit "Jesus & His Times" course at Jerusalem University College; during the third week students stayed in Nazareth where they met Arab Christians and participated in a historical cultural village, teaching visitors about daily life in Israel 2000 years ago.
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Israel Study Trip 2011
Dr. Dale "Hutch" Hutchcraft led a group of ten Northwestern students to Israel during the summer of 2011. They took a two-week course at Jerusalem University College which explained the geographical, historical, and cultural setting of Israel during the time of Christ. The field studies followed the chronology of Jesus' life on earth, starting with a week in the Galilee region and culminating in Jerusalem. Extensive time in Galilee exposed students to the first century A.D. and walking tours of Jerusalem and the surrounding region set the historical, cultural, and geographical backdrop to the life of Christ.
Turkey Study Trip 2009
Students took a class on "Christianity in Western Asia Minor" followed by a 10-day study trip to see the seven churches of Revelation with Dr. Ed Glenny and his wife Dr. Jacqueline Glenny. They also experienced modern-day Istanbul, visited the spice market, and attended the Ephesus conference with other college students.
Israel Study Trip and Archaeological Dig 2008
Bethsaida is one of the most frequently mentioned towns in the New Testament. It was the birthplace of Peter and Andrew, the home of Philip, and the site of the feeding of the multitudes and the healing of a blind man. Bethsaida is located along the major Jordan River-Dead Sea rift and was a transit stop in the commerce between major civilizations.
In 2008 Dr. Boyd Seevers and Dr. Randy Nelson took a team of students to Bethsaida to participate in archaeological excavation (Bethsaida Excavations Project). Archaeological work included digging, sifting dirt, washing pottery and finds, and sorting and cataloguing finds.
After the dig, students took a 2-week course at Jerusalem University College.
Israel Study Trip 2007
Dr. Daryl Aaron and his wife Marilyn took twelve students on the 2007 summer study trip. The team studied at Jerusalem University College for three weeks, exploring historical sites from Old Testament times. "Classrooms" ranged from caves to hilltop ruins, from boat sterns to shady olive trees, and from excavation sites to cathedrals.
Spring Break 2007
98.5 KTIS sponsored a 10-day trip to Israel with B&TS professor Dr. Michael Wise, one of the foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, as the guest lecturer. Northwestern students were able to take this trip for 1-2 college credits under the direction of Dr. Randy Nelson.
98.5 KTIS is part of the Northwestern Media Network.
Jerusalem University College is located near the Old City wall.
Israel Study Trip 2006
18 students (including one dad!) joined Dr. Doug Huffman and Ruth Jostad on a three-week study trip to Israel in June 2006. The "Geographical & Historical Settings" course (4cr) at Jerusalem University College included field trips to biblical sites in Israel with two nights in the southern desert area and three nights by the Sea of Galilee.