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  • Locations: Almog, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Petra, Jordan; Tel Aviv, Israel; Tiberias, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Hours Completed: 30
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
RELI 4960-01: International Field Course in Israel (CRN 30264)

Introduces students to the religions, history and contemporary dynamics of Judaism, Christianity and Islam—in Israel, with side trips to neighboring states. Visit historic and sacred sites and meet with contemporary leaders in Jerusalem, Galilee, and throughout Israel. Tours and lectures analyze the origins and development of three major religions that arose in the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as traditions such as Baha’i and Druze and others (such as LDS) with a presence in Israel. Spend time in Jerusalem, the eternal city, and “non-stop” Tel Aviv. Experience the peace of the Jewish Sabbath. Schedule permitting, visit an active archaeological site. Travel in Israel provides an outstanding opportunity to understand the basic principles, historical development, political and cultural context, and structure of each religion and to encounter religious festivals and observances. Program will reflect interests of participants to the extent possible. Participate for credit, or without academic credit. Student, faculty, staff, community all welcome.

Estimated Dates: May 14 - June 5, 2018
Estimated Cost: $3050 (includes accommodations, most meals, admission to various sites, in-country transportation.  Does not include RT airfare, UW tuition/fees, $140 study abroad fee, $50 insurance)
Contact: Seth Ward (

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2018 06/04/2018
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/22/2019 06/12/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.