Experiencing the Land of the Bible

College Credit Study Tour to Israel for High School Students
June 21 through July 4, 2016

EXPERIENCE THE “GREATEST STORY” IN THE LAND WHERE IT WAS LIVED
Join Dr. Dan Kroeze, Professor of Biblical Studies, and Rev. Evan Heerema from Kuyper College on a fascinating journey through Israel, the land God chose for his people. Dr. Kroeze's profile can be found here. See the Bible in a new light, and return home to serve the God who blessed us beyond imagining with this biblical journey through place and time.

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE
The study tour is open to any high school student, as well as faculty, staff, and parents who are associated with the student participants.

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
High school students who participate in the study tour will be dually enrolled at Kuyper College and receive three college credits for successful completion of a Kuyper course. The tuition charge for the course is included in the costs for the study tour. College credit will count toward Kuyper’s degree requirements or can be transferred to another college or university.

RECEIVE $4,000 IN FINANCIAL AID
All students who complete the study tour and choose to enroll as full-time students at Kuyper College upon graduation from high school will receive a $1,000 Israel Study Tour Grant for each of four years while attending Kuyper College; offsetting a substantial portion ($4,000 total) of the cost of the tour.

  • Pricing

    Students $4,649 (Includes college tuition for one 3 credit course)
    Adults $4,349

    A $400 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application/registration.

  • Included

    The following are included in the cost of the study tour:

    • College tuition for students
    • Onsite teaching with admission fees to sites
    • Round trip economy class airfare from Grand Rapids
    • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach touring
    • English speaking local guide
    • Taxes, service fees and tips
    • Lodging in deluxe hotels with private facilities (double occupancy)
    • Buffet breakfast and dinner at the hotels each day with lunches served on site
  • Itinerary

    DEPART FROM GRAND RAPIDS
    Tuesday, June 21

    TOUR SHEPHELAH
    Wednesday, June 22
    Tel Aviv & Canaanite City of Gezer
    Thursday, June 23
    Various Ancient Cities & Azekah Where David Fought Goliath

    TOUR DESERT AREAS
    Friday, June 24
    The Negev & Judean Deserts & Beaches of Dead Sea
    Saturday, June 25
    The Fortress of Masada & David’s Cave at Engedi

    TOUR GALILEE
    Sunday, June 26-Wednesday, June 29
    Site of Sermon on the Mount & Sea of Galilee
    Fortress at Gamla & Casarea Philippi—Peter’s Confession of Faith
    Nazareth & Sea of Galilee
    Jordan River & the Decapolis
    Thursday, June 30
    Elijah & Prophets of Baal—Mt. Carmel & Caesarea by the Sea & Jerusalem

    TOUR JERUSALEM
    Friday, July 1-Saturday, July 2
    The Old City, The Temple’s Western Wall & The Dome of the Rock
    Mount of Olives, Pool of Siloam & Church of the Holy Sepulcher
    Sunday, July 3
    Bethlehem

    RETURN TO GRAND RAPIDS
    Monday, July 4

  • Contact

    For additional information please contact:
    Dr. Dan Kroeze
    dkroeze@kuyper.edu
    616-988-3655

    Dr. Kroeze's profile can be found here. 

    Admissions Office
    admissions@kuyper.edu
    800-511-3747

  • Brochures

    Please download the following brochures for additional information:
    Israel Study Tour Flyer
    Detailed Itinerary
    Dr. Kroeze's Profile