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Biblical & Theological Studies Study Abroad


Trips to historically significant sites in the Middle East and Europe provide a tangible context for biblical knowledge and ancient culture.

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Walk where Jesus walked and earn credit for it!

Our affiliation with Jerusalem University College offers you a safe and easy way to study abroad in Israel for a semester. This life-changing experience will give you a glimpse into the lives of your biblical heroes and will help you place key events in their geographical, historical, and cultural context.

You’ll take field trips to biblical sites all over Israel, such as the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, the Mount of Olives, the Judean wilderness, and Jerusalem.

Imagine spending a semester at Jerusalem University College on Mount Zion within blocks of the room of the Last Supper and the crucifixion. Overlook the city from your vantage point on JUC’s campus built on the Herodian Wall. With just a short walk, you’ll be taking in the sights of the Old City of David, crossing the Kidron Valley, or exploring the secret tunnel built by King Hezekiah. Or maybe just sipping coffee and sampling Middle Eastern cuisine at a local shop.

Short-term Study Trips

Not ready to commit to a whole semester abroad? Join our short-term study trips to places with historical, biblical significance in Israel, Turkey, and Greece. You’ll enrich your understanding of Scripture and culture, bond with your teammates, and earn 2–4 Bible credits during an unforgettable spring break trip.

Past Study Trips

Over the years Northwestern students have traveled with our faculty to Turkey, Greece, and Israel to learn about biblical sites, the Dead Sea Scrolls, churches the Apostle Paul visited, and more. They’ve helped with archaeological excavation at Ai and Shiloh.

The 2020 Israel study trip began in the coastal plains and Jezreel valley, then moved to Galilee, the Jordan rift and the Negev. It culminated in Jerusalem with a look at Old Testament sites and traced Jesus' final days before his crucifixion and resurrection.

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