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Spend two weeks in and around Jerusalem, the crossroads of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
On this new study abroad program, you'll see firsthand the challenges and opportunities of interfaith interaction and the importance of tolerating and respecting other views.
You'll stay for most of the program in the Lutheran Guest House in Jerusalem, where you can study, pray, socialize and volunteer.
You'll have several opportunities to speak with Arab Israeli and Jewish activists and families, as well as to visit the Holocaust Education Center.
You'll also take side trips to Bethlehem and Tel Aviv.
We pay special attention to security to ensure the safety of participants.
About GO Jerusalem
Prerequisites: An interest in interfaith engagement and an openness to faith-based, peace and coexistence programming. Pre-departure course with assigned readings and research.
Academic credit: Two semester hours
Majors of interest: Open to all majors
Financial aid: Need-based aid may be available.
Photos from GO Jerusalem
A multitude of spices in the shuk or market, Old City of Jerusalem
Studying the story of the Akeda, the binding of Isaac, as understood in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions on the steps leading up to the ancient Temple Mount
Summit of the Mount of Olives
Dome of the Rock, the Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount, Old City of Jerusalem
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection, built on what many believe to be the site of Christ's crucifixion and burial, Christian Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem
Mosaic featuring St. Jerome, credited with translating the Bible into Latin, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank
Minaret, a visual focal point traditionally used for the Muslim call to prayer
Pasta, Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, popular with both locals and tourists
This wall, which runs 350 miles, separates the State of Israel from the West Bank