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 charlie.trimm@biola.edu. 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 karin.stetina@biola.edu.


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