Moody in Israel | J-Term 2024

Please be aware that all program offerings are based on sufficient student enrollment and travel location safety.

Program offering is subject to internal approval, minimum enrollment, and ongoing evaluation of local conditions, including enhanced health and safety reviews.

About the Program

Step into scripture on this biblical tour across the land of Israel and earn academic credit toward your degree program! Highlights of the tour include walking the steps of Jesus in Jerusalem, spending the night & riding camels in a Bedouin community, floating in the Dead Sea and enjoying a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. 


Moody in Israel runs from December 30th, 2023 - January 15th, 2024. Please refer to the schedule included in the informational flyer under Program Schedule.

Courses Offered

Students may choose one of the following courses to take during the program

Session One

TRACK 1: BI-2270 Life in Bible Times / BI-2260 Historical Geography of Ancient Israel (3 credit hours)

Dr. James Coakley

CHICAGO CAMPUS STUDENTS should take BI-2270 Life in Bible Times. Course can count as an Old Testament Bible Elective, New Testament Bible Elective or Open Elective (required course for Biblical Studies Majors)

ONLINE STUDENTS should take course as BI-2260 Historical Geography of Ancient Israel. Pre-requisite: GSU-1115 The Story and Structure of the Bible. May be taken concurrently with GSU-1115.

TRACK 2: Directed Study CM-3325 Photojournalism (3 credit hours)

Prof Matthew Snyder

Counts as a Communications Elective or Open Elective

PLEASE NOTE: Each student is required to bring his or her own camera on the trip. The camera should be a digital SLR (mirrorless or not, as long as it’s digital), not a point-and-shoot camera. Each student will also need a laptop to process the images and upload them to Canvas (by each assignment’s deadline). You are welcome to communicate with the professor about specific cameras or gear prior to the trip.




The cost of Moody in Israel is approximately $5900 (WITH GROUP AIRFARE) OR $4550 (WITHOUT GROUP AIRFARE)

Program cost includes tour, site admissions, accommodations, medical insurance, most meals & AIRFARE.

PLEASE NOTE: Online, Aviation & Non-degree students are required to pay any tuition fees associated with the course they are taking in addition to the program cost.

The payment for all fees is due January 1st 2024 and will be charged to your student account. Payment plans and loan options are also available.

Requirements for Preliminary Acceptance:

  • Online Application
    • Click the APPLY NOW button on the right
    • APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be recieved by September 22nd, 2023.
    • Spots are secured on a first come, first served basis. Once a program is full, any additional students wanting to participate in the program will be placed on a waiting list.
  • GPA Requirements
    • Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to study abroad abroad. Students on academic probation are not elligible to study abroad.
  • Disciplinary Background
    • Students cannot be on disciplinary probation at the time of application or at the time the student studies abroad. 
  • Care & Concern Check (Part 1)
    • All study abroad participants names will be screened by the Student Life & Title IX office.
      • The Student Life office will identify students on disciplinary probation.
      • If the Title IX office is aware of any students who have applied for the same program who have no contact orders, students who are under Title IX sanctions, or students who have a pending matter with the Title IX office that may interfere with theirs or other’s trip experience the Title IX office can offer a recommendation for how to proceed with applicant approval.

Requirements for Official Acceptance:

  • Deposit
    • A $500 depoosit that counts toward your program cost must be received by September 22nd, 2023.
    • For information on how to pay the deposit, reference these instructions.
  • Picture of Valid Passport
    • Please e-mail the first page of your valid passport to
    • Passports must be vaild for six months after your return date. Therefore, any passports expiring before July 15th, 2024 will need to be renewed. If you are currently renewing your passport or ordering a new passport you are still elligible as long as your passport will be recieved before program departure, but this must be communicated with the study abroad office when applying.

Requirements after Official Acceptance:

  • Care & Concern Check (Part 2)
    • All study abroad participants require a care & concern check through the Student Life office & Title IX office with input from Health Service, Counselling Services & the Student Resource Center as appropriate. The purpose of this check is to ensure that student needs are identified and supported/accomodated adequately.
  • Travel Registry
    • All students must register their travel with Moody's travel registry. Once accepted to a program students will be added to the registry and will need to complete their profile and complete all assigned tasks here.  
  • Student Account in Good Standing
    • Students cannot have any holds on their financial account at the time of enrollment in study abroad courses. 
  • Visa
    • US Citizens do not need a visa to enter Israel. If you are an international student we can look at visa requirements for your passport issuing country.
  • Attendance of all Pre-Trip Orientation Sessions
    • Attendance at all pre-trip orientation sessions is required for participation. Make-up sessions will be granted to students who cannot attend due to conflicts such as PCM weekly ministry, work or class. These orientation sessions will be hosted on zoom.

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