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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Program Description:
WFU/Israel: 
Title: Religion, History, Geopolitics, and Memory in the Sacred City of Jerusalem


The Israel program will not be offered for the Summer of 2021. We are intending to offer it again for Summer 2022.

This course is an immersive three week experience for students interested in the complex web of religion, politics, and material culture within Jerusalem, a city holy to three of the world’s faith traditions. Students will learn about the “living city” that is Jerusalem along side the mythical and symbolic one. The contested nature of the city within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be of particular focus, as will be the role that archaeology and museumology play in constructing narratives of the city’s past and present. The course also includes day and overnight trips to other parts of Israel and a wide range of cultural and educational engagements with local people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

This program will run over Summer Session I, May 22 to June 13, 2020.

Can be combined with field school in years being offered. Students will engage issues of politics, culture, religion, history, and memory in and around Jerusalem and the rest of Israel. 
 
Israel Group


 
Overview The Israel program will not be offered for the Summer of 2021. We are intending to offer it again for Summer 2022.

Students will take REL 210: Jerusalem in History and Tradition (3hrs)

This course is an immersive three week experience for students interested in the complex web of religion, politics, and material culture within Jerusalem, a city holy to three of the world’s faith traditions. Students will learn about the “living city” that is Jerusalem along side the mythical and symbolic one. The contested nature of the city within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be of particular focus, as will be the role that archaeology and museumology play in constructing narratives of the city’s past and present. The course also includes day and overnight trips to other parts of Israel and a wide range of cultural and educational engagements with local people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

This program will run over Summer Session I, May 22 to June 13, 2020.

Can be combined with field school in years being offered. Students will engage issues of politics, culture, religion, history, and memory in and around Jerusalem and the rest of Israel. 
Location Jerusalem, Israel
Program  
Faculty Dr. Leann Pace
Assistant Professor of Religion
219 Wingate Hall
336-758-4660
pacelc@wfu.edu
Accommodation Students and Dr. Pace will be staying at St. George Pilgrim Guest House. Breakfast will be included, as will some lunches and dinners. 
Excursions This course will take advantage of the vast amounts of history and fascinating sites in and around Jerusalem. Excursions may include the following visits, with more to be added. 
  • Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Rockefeller Museum, Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Museum on the Seam
  • Biblical Zoo
  • Yad Vashem
  • Weekend trip to Galilee
  • UNC Charlotte Mt. Zion excavation site
Selection The faculty director is responsible for the selection of each group based on the following criteria:
  • Good academic standing
  • Interest in the subject matter
  • Maturity
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee – Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2019 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a slight increase for summer 2020.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee (estimated) - $3,150
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,600
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $500
Estimated total cost - $7,950
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies Funding Page. 

For years when this program includes the archaeology field school, these scholarships may be available:
Contact Dr. Leann Pace
Assistant Professor of Religion
219 Wingate Hall
336-758-4660
pacelc@wfu.edu

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director of Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Reynolda 116
336-758-4072
tysonmj@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Reynolda 116
336-758-3194
mcglynsd@wfu.edu
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This program is currently not accepting applications.