Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox

Israel/Jordan

Faculty: Kathy Weiss, Stephanie Fisher
Class Meeting: Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

STUDENT COST: $2300
There will be an additional cost of $60 for Visa's.  (More information will be given in class)

 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, political, 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. Weather will be hot. We will be doing several hikes, one is ten miles. Itinerary: Galilee (4 days), Jerusalem and surrounds (5), Masada (1), Aqaba (1), Wadi Rum (1), Petra (2), Dead Sea (1), Amman and surrounds (4).

Tentative Itinerary

Day

City

Activities

1

Leave PDX

2

Arrive Tel Aviv, bus to Samaria

3

Tiberius

Caesarea Maritima
Mt. Carmel
Nazareth

4

Tiberius

Sea of Galilee
Mt. of Beatitudes
Capernaum

5

Tiberius

Tel Dan
Banias (Caesarea Philippi)
Mt. Bental (Golan Heights)

6

Jerusalem

Beth Shean
Yad VaShem

7

Jerusalem

Hezekiah’s Tunnel
Old City: Zion Gate, Upper room,
Temple Institute
Jerusalem Archaeological Park

8

Jerusalem

Temple mount
Western Wall
Bethlehem

9

Jerusalem

 Free Day

10

Jerusalem

Mt. of Olives
Garden of Gethsemane
Way of the Cross
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Garden Tomb

11

Nokim

Qumran
Ein Gedi
Swim in the Dead Sea

12

Aquaba

Masada
Cross Jordan Border.
Swimming in the Red Sea

13

Wadi Rum

Desert jeep tour
Overnight camping

14

Petra – Ammarin

Hike little Petra

15

Petra – Ammarin

Hike the back way to Petra

16

Mataba

Ghor al Mazra’a village
Bethany beyond the Jordan
Mt. Nebo

17

Orjan

Ajloun Castle

18

Amman

Jerash 

19

Amman

King Abdulla mosque
Citadel and roman theatre.

20

Amman

Free

21

Return to Portland