Why you should join us
Have you ever been curious what the ancient Biblical world was like? This is your chance--a once in a life time chance to follow not only in the footsteps of Jesus, but also Moses, the Apostle Paul, and even John the Revelator! During the summer of 2019, 44 students will travel to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey (ancient Asia Minor) with Dr. Carl Cosaert, Dr. Jody Washburn, and Professor Brant Berglin. Imagine visiting Cairo, Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, Jericho, Nazareth, Ephesus, Laodicea, Patmos and more!
This special trip is guaranteed to be life-changing, and will definitely make your reading of the Bible come alive in vivid color. And if that was not incentive enough, you can even earn up to eight credits of lower and/or upper division credit that counts toward the general studies religion requirement.
Students must register for one of the following courses:
RELB 474 - Study Tour: The Holy Land and Its Peoples - 4 hrs (Cosaert)
RELB 274 - Study Tour: The Holy Land and Its Peoples - 4 hrs (Cosaert)
AND also one of the following courses:
RELH 205 - Biblical Archaeology - 4 hrs (Cosaert)
RELT 202 - Christian Beliefs - 4 hrs (Washburn/Berglin)
RELB 313 - Revelation - 4 hrs (Berglin)
RELT 326 - Spirituality and Discipleship - 4 hrs (Washburn)
Since space is limited, this tour is only available for students at Walla Walla University. The nature of this tour is also highly rigorous with some climbing and considerable walking. Students must be able to walk unassisted on uneven surfaces for an average of around 7 miles a day, with some days over ten miles. We are unable to accommodate for special needs on the tour, since most of the sites we visit in the Middle East are not ADA compliant.
This special academic tour is certain to fill up quickly, so act now to reserve your space! Check out pictures from our 2011 student tour.
There are only 42 spaces available, so please apply as soon as possible!