study abroad at the bible lands
The Bible Lands program is an educational travel experience that is open to learners of all ages. Our goal is to offer a rich learning experience that will fill your imagination with visions of the past by providing a geographical and historical context for the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. This can be a complicated affair, since the Bible spans several thousand years and just as many miles – from Italy to Iran, Turkey to Ethiopia, and everywhere in between.
While participants will not visit all of the lands mentioned in the Bible during one trip – just imagine how long that would take! – the program offers travel opportunities to many biblically-significant sites and historical locations in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Past programs have included visits to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Greece, and Italy. Participants who join one of our programs will visit some of the most significant sites recorded in the Bible.
Upcoming Bible Lands Programs
January 2023: Israel, Palestine, Jordan
Monday, January 2 – Friday, January 13
May 2023: Israel and Palestine
Tuesday, May 16 – Friday, May 26
March 2024: Turkey (Seven Churches of Asia)
Shakespeare’s plays have been the highlight of the Stratford Festival since 1953, although the festival also features a variety of theater productions from Greek tragedies to Broadway musicals. The group attends roughly five plays while in Stratford, with several optional plays available throughout the day. In between shows, attendees can explore the local shops and bookstores and enjoy the winding Avon River (named after the River Avon that flows through England’s Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the Bard himself). The group also participates in a backstage tour, takes a day trip to Toronto, tours the festival’s costume and prop warehouse, and visits a nearby Amish village where the largest farmer’s market in Ontario is located.