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9) Spring Break - Encounters in the Holy Land
Bethlehem, Israel; Bethlehem, Palestinian Territory (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Valpo applicants only
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1-First-Year, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
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Spring Break
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THEO-368:  Topics in Abrahamic Religions:  Encounters in the Holy Land.

Spring Break 2016
March 1-12, 2016 12 days

Download the 2016 Brochure and Itinerary.pdf

$3,895 (Includes round-trip airfare, accommodation, 2 meals/day, sightseeing, transportation, guides, and more).  $395 deposit due upon application; $1,000 deposit due by October 28, 2015.  Final payment is due December 28, 2015.
  • Bethlehem 
  • Jerusalem
  • Nazareth

Participants will earn three credits in Theo-368: Topics in Abrahamic Religions, which can count toward a theology major or minor, upper-level general education credit in theology, or the cultural diversity requirement in general education.  For credit, students need simply to sign up for the course with their Spring semester 2015 registration.

For questions, contact Dr. George Heider at 

Dr. George Heider - serves as chair and professor of theology at Valparaiso University.  Prior to coming to VU, he was president of Concordia University in River Forest, IL, and prior to that was a professor and academic vice president at Concorida College in Seward, NE.  He holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Yale University and has published on both the history and theology of the Old Testament.  Encounters in the Holy Land will be the third group that he has led there.

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