Summer Program Application

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The Biblical Archaeology and History in the Land of Israel Summer Program, offered by the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology Department, will provide knowledge and tools to build a broad, multi-disciplinary view of the history, culture and politics of ancient Israel from various perspectives. These will also serve as a platform for raising issues on contemporary Israel.

The program comprises three weeks of lectures and field trips with leading researchers, plus a week of active participation in an archaeological excavation. Students will stay at the site for the duration of the excavation and in BIU dorms on campus for the balance.

Specific Topics:
Archaeology and History of the Ancient Land of Israel · Biblical Archaeology field methods · Jerusalem’s fascinating history · Israeli society in its complexity ·

This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between Onward Israel and Bar-Ilan University (The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology).

Important Information:

Certificate granted
Students will receive a total of 8 academic credits for the 4-week program. Anyone who is officially registered at Bar-Ilan University will receive an official transcript, while students registered through the project will receive a letter from Bar-Ilan University’s Dean of Students testifying that they have earned the credit.

Acceptance Criteria

Undergraduate students and those entering into undergraduate studies in any field may apply.

Onward Applicants

Applicants that will sign up through ONWARDS are eligible for a $1200 scholarship.

Applicants who meet Onward Israel requirements will be awarded a stipend towards the cost of the program by Onward Israel.

Register here through Onward Israel >>

This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between Onward Israel and Bar-Ilan University’s Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology. Limited space is available.

Tuition and fees
Cost of the program: $2,300. The cost includes accommodation, meals on campus and during excavations, and a weekly trip in Israel.

The 4-week program takes place from July 12 to August 7, 2020.

CONTACT INFORMATION
International School
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel 5290002

Tel: +972- 3-738-4245
Email for further information
Intl.info@biu.ac.il
Email to apply for a program
Intl.apply@biu.ac.il

 

Student Testimonial

“As an MA student, I find that the staff and faculty here want everyone to succeed, and have gone above and beyond to help me personally achieve my academic goals. They have been very patient as I acclimate to Hebrew, and have provided English sources when available. The student body is likewise friendly, and there vibrant student life on campus. The Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology is the only one of its kind. I would highly recommend Bar-Ilan to anyone who is considering studying in Israel.”

Joseph Back, Los Angeles. Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology