Study in the Holy Land at St. George College - Jerusalem
St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute students now have the option to take intensive courses for credit in the Holy Land at St. George College. The College, which is situated only a few minutes from the Old City of Jerusalem, provides courses that combine academic study, spirituality, and travel. Faith is transformed as the student encounters the Holy Land and reflects with other course participants on the meaning of Christian discipleship. Understanding is enhanced as the student listens to trained guides, instructors, and academics. Regular worship opportunities and discussion sessions help the student to meditate on the experience.
While at the College, the student will be introduced to archaeological sites and holy places, including Churches, mosques and synagogues, immersing him/her in the various cultures of the Middle East. In Jerusalem, the student will visit the different quarters of the Old City including the Church of the Resurrection, the Dome of the Rock, and the Temple Mount. In Bethlehem, the student will visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. In Galilee, the focus is on the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ in Nazareth and around the Sea of Galilee. Excursions to Turkey follow in the footsteps of the Holy Apostle Paul. Excursions to Egypt retrace the lives of the Holy Fathers and Mothers of the desert. The student will not be disappointed as s/he encounters spectacular scenery, stimulating people, and new ideas. After each St. George College course, the student will read the Bible with new eyes, see Christian faith and liturgy in the light of experience and history, and appreciate the complexity of a multi-faith society.
Course titles include:
For course descriptions see Courses 2013 at St. George College.
St. George College Fees
The fees for each three-credit intensive course are $1,500.00 and include the following:
Room and board (3 meals per day)
All transportation for field trips and admission fees to sites and museums
Other costs directly related to course activities
Course Fees DO NOT include:
Travel expenses to and from the College (or arranged meeting location if course begins and ends in another country)
Gratuity (US $100 per person per course)
Any beverages ordered at meals served outside the College
Extra-curricular tours or events
Extra nights before or after the course begins (available on limited basis)
Single Rooms (which are available for an extra charge on a limited basis)
Physical Capability Requirements
All courses are physically demanding.
Most courses require extensive walking over rough terrain and uneven pavement.
Courses MAY have extended bus journeys or off-road travel by jeep.
Special Dietary Needs
The currency used in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS).
The College accepts credit cards.
Payments to the College may be made in the form of a personal check, money order, or cash.
The College accepts most currencies (US, Canadian, Euro, Sterling, Australian, etc.).
There are Money Changers close to the College that will change most currencies into NIS.
The College is not able to change money.
ATM machines are available close to the College.
All course participants are expected to have TRAVEL insurance to cover the cost of flight cancellations, as well as International MEDICAL Insurance for medical care while abroad.
Passports and Visas
All course members must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.
For citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, and any other country of the European Union, no visa is required.
Citizens of other countries must contact the local Israeli, Egyptian, Jordanian, and/or Turkish embassies for visa requirements.
For additional information regarding registration for St. George College courses, please contact the Registrar at St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute.