Summer 2018 International Trips

Biola Israel Trip

Travel to Israel in the summer of 2018 (May 9-29) with professors Charlie Trimm and Darian Lockett! The trip itinerary will include:

  • Jerusalem (including staying at a hotel inside the Old City for more than 10 nights)
  • Bethlehem and Jericho
  • Four days in Galilee (including Nazareth, Capernaum, Megiddo, and the Sea of Galilee)
  • Casarea (on the Mediterranean)
  • Masada, En Gedi (oasis in the middle of the desert), and the Dead Sea
  • Optional 3-day extension to visit Jordan
The trip will count as a 3-credit Bible elective for Biola undergraduate students. If you are interested, contact Charlie Trimm at The deposit is due early November.

Reformation Tour to Germany, France, and Switzerland

Roots that Transform: Reformation Theology & Spirituality

Travel to Europe in the summer of 2018 (June 6-22) with professors Joanne Jung and Karin Stetina! The trip itinerary will include:

  • Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berliner Dom
  • Wittenberg: Luther’s Wedding Festival, Castle Church, St. Mary’s Church, Lutherhalle
  • Eisleben: Where Luther was born and died
  • Leipzig: Bach museum, Leipzig Music trail
  • Erfurt: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Severus Augustinian Monastery
  • Eisenach: Wartburg Castle, Lutherweg, Lutherhaus
  • Mainz: Mainz Cathedral & Gutenberg museum
  • Rhine River cruise, Worms, Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg: The “City of Hope” for Protestant refugees
  • Basel: The Swiss Reformation
  • Zurich: Grossmunster, Lake Zurich, Rapperwell caves
  • Geneva: Calvin & “Light After the Darkness”

The program includes:

  • 3 BBST grad or undergrad credit hours with classroom instruction before and during the tour
  • Airfare and group airport transfer in Berlin and Geneva
  • 15-nights hostel/hotel accommodations in multi-bedded rooms (and hotel tax)
  • Daily breakfast, and welcome & farewell dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Private motor coach service and tour manager (June 10-20)
  • Train from Berlin to Wittenberg
  • Luther Wedding Festival Celebration
  • Rhine River sightseeing cruise
  • W.E.M. worship service at one of the churches Luther preached at in Wittenberg
  • Concert performance at St. Thomas Church

Not included:

  • Meals and beverages not listed
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Independent sightseeing exercusions
  • Personal items

The total cost of the trip is $4969. The registration form and $1,000 deposit are due by Friday, November 17 to Tammy Felix, Talbot East 210. For more information contact Dr. Karin Stetina at

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