Jerusalem: the Holy City

JSTU-X 395 — Spring 2019

Jerusalem: the Holy City
Location
Jerusalem, Israel
Days and Times
May 5 - 12
Course Description

As a holy city to three religions, Jerusalem is one of the world’s most frequented tourist and pilgrimage cities. Regardless of personal background, touring Jerusalem is transformative: walking the Via Dolorosa, the route Jesus took to his crucifixion; touching the aged stones of the Western Wall, a 2,000-year-old structure where ancient Jews prayed; seeing the Al-Aqsa Mosque where Islamic tradition holds the Prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven—these are moments and places that create an unparalleled experience. Do all this and more on this course: explore Jerusalem’s Old City, travel to Masada, tour the Yad Vashem museum, and see Tel Aviv. Join us for a week abroad that you won’t forget.

Instructor
Jason Mokhtarian, Jewish Studies

Application deadline
First round: Oct. 18. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as space allows.

Course fee
Includes academic fees, housing, some meals, excursions, and health insurance. Student is responsible for flights, personal expenses, and vacation travel.

Approximately $1,000 + spring tuition

Scholarships are available from the Borns Jewish Studies Program.

Eligibility requirements
Completed at least two semesters at IU; 3.0 GPA; students must be able to handle walking, including uphill, in high temperatures for several hours each day, JSTU 325 is a prerequisite for this course.

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