The more detailed information is contained in the download "SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM PROPOSAL". Below is a synopsis of the costs, travel, and courses.
The dates shown are the required arrival day and departure days from Israel. Students are responsible for their own air arrangements.
Students cover the northern to southern limits of Israel and Jordan. The program provides 20 Field Study Trips that include 29 days in Jerusalem, 6 days in the Galilee region, 6 Days in the Negev/Sinai/Red Sea/Dead Sea regions, and 3 days in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (covers from Aqaba to Umm Qais). Included are guest lectures, class studies, field preparations and much more! For detailed Calendar refer to download "2024 45-days SVU Summer Study Abroad Calendar".
The price (based on 40 students enrolled) includes: Tuition; field trip expenses (includes Israel/Palestinian Authority and Jordan field study trip expenses – transportation, entrance fees and group tipping, guides, faculty, specialty programs as planned, head sets for field study trips, etc.); room & ½ board (full breakfast and dinner/occasionally other meals as well) throughout program; required books & fees (students are expected to have a personal laptop computer); and, application fee
Travel from homes to Tel Aviv and return*, items of a personal nature, such as personal laptop computer, excess baggage charges, bottled drinking water, food or beverages not part of the group menu, gratuities for special services, passports, personal medical and travel insurance, immunization fees, toiletries, postage, souvenirs, and travel not part of the required core curriculum. For this program, we recommend an average of $300-$500 for personal expenses while in the Holy Land.
* Airfare may be arranged personally; however, all students must arrive at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv by July 02, 2024 for The SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL STUDY, SVU STUDY ABROAD whose courses begin on July 02, 2024
The first SVU Summer Study Abroad Program in the Holy Land opens for applications January 1, 2024. Below are the 2024 Study Abroad Calendar and the Application for Admission Form and other required forms, that may be downloaded and printed off. Initially, to reserve a position, the Application for Admission form with a $200 deposit may be submitted, but final admissions requires that the other forms be completed before consideration for admission to the Study Abroad program. For information on transfer of certified courses, please refer to the section above under "Education Unit Policy". The Study Abroad 2024 Liability Release Form will will be updated January 2024 for US State Department Travel Advisory Updates.
Dann W Hone, with nearly 46 years of travel and living in the Near East, is one of the founding members of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and served in numerous positions at the Center, including Academic Coordinator where he was responsible for training and teaching all Jerusalem Center faculty in history, archaeology, geography, and scriptures. His studies include numerous modern and ancient languages and scripts. Dann lived in Israel for many years and received his graduate degree in Biblical History from the Jerusalem University College. A published author, Dann has written study guides and books on the Near East and recently finished volume one of a seven volume “Scriptural Reference and Exploration Series”. Dann is emeritus administrator/faculty of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU. After thirty years at BYU, he entered back into teaching as adjunct faculty in the Department of History and Political Science at Utah Valley University. He currently serves as the Managing Director and faculty member for the School of International Studies. Shirley and Dann have been married 47 years and are the parents of 4 sons, 2 daughters and 21 grandchildren. The family resided in Jerusalem for 7 years.
Dann Hone asked a student why she wants to take courses on the Holy Land.