Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox


Faculty: Stephanie Fisher, Steve Grant
Meeting Night: Wednesday


On this trip we are going to be exploring the ancient lands of Israel and Jordan. The birthplace of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – the Middle East offers a unique blend of multicultural, israelpolitical, and religious communities.  Time will be spent prior to traveling studying the religious ideas, political etiologies, and social customs of this region. Then during our trip we will meet people from all walks of life to learn in a personal way what it’s like to live in their world.  We will travel as Christian pilgrims reflecting on the teachings of Jesus as we visit the historic sites where the biblical events occurred.  We will visit ruined Roman cities, Crusader castles, and desert citadels as well as the biblical sites that are around every corner: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the brook where Jesus was baptized, the fortress where Herod beheaded John the Baptist, and the mountain top where Moses cast eyes on the Promised Land.  Travel will be mostly by bus. Itinerary: Galilee (4 days), Jerusalem and surrounds (5), Masada (1), Aqaba (1), Wadi Rum (1), Petra (2), Dead Sea (1), Amman and surrounds (5).



Day 1

Depart Portland

Day 2

Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel

Day 3

Caesarea, Mediterranean Sea

Day 4

Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Basilica of the Annunciation, Tiberius

Day 5

Sea of Galilee, Mt of Beatitudes, Capernaum

Day 6

Dan, Banias, Mt. Bental

Day 7

Beth Shean, Jordan River Valley, Yad VaShem

Day 8

Jerusalem: Old City, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Mt. Zion

Day 9

Free Day in Jerusalem

Day 10

Western Wall, Bethlehem

Day 11

Mt. of Olives, Garden Tomb

Day 12

Qumran, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea

Day 13

Masada, Enter Jordan, Red Sea

Day 14

Aqaba, Wadi Rum desert

Day 15

Little Petra

Day 16


Day 17

Bethany beyond the Jordan, Mt. Nebo

Day 18

Service Project

Day 19

Ojan, Crusades Ajloun Castle

Day 20

Jerash, Amman

Day 21

Amman, photo scavenger hunt

Day 22

Tel Aviv, Israel to Portland, ORv

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