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  • Locations: Haifa, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CSULB Winter Session Program Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Post-Secondary/High School Graduate, Senior, Sophomore
Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship
Program Description:
Program Dates: January 6-20, 2019

Course: HIST 141: Introduction to Jewish Civilization

Approximate Travel Cost $4,650
Round trip flights (as follows or similar)
January 6 - El Al Israel Airlines Flight 006 - LAX-Tel Aviv, Israel - 1:30P-1:30P (arriving January 7) January 20 - El Al Israel Airlines Flight 005 - Tel Aviv, Israel-LAX - 12:45A-5:50P

Bus transportation throughout the program
Five nights lodging in Jerusalem (Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar)
One night lodging in the northern Dead Sea area (Kibbutz Kalia or similar)
Two nights lodging in Tiberias (Restal Hotel or similar)
Two nights lodging in Haifa (Theodor Hotel or similar)
Two nights lodging in Tel Aviv (Ruth Daniel Hotel or similar)
Professional tour manager with the group throughout the trip

Breakfast included at the hotel daily + 3 Dinners

Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
Israel Museum Tour
Knesset Tour
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Visit
Tour of Masada (arriving via cable car)
Qumran Visit
Ein Gedi Oasis Visit
Nazareth Tour
Tzippori Archeological Site Tour
Visit Capernaum
Hatzor Archeological Site
Hula Valley Visit
Tsfat Visit
Acco City Visit
Druze Community Visit
Ceasarea Visit
Tel Aviv City Tour
Haganah Museum
The Diaspora Museum (Beit Hatfutsot)

Tuition: $945

Insurance: $175

Course Description: Introduction to Jewish Civilization exposes the students to the length and breadth of Jewish civilization, from ancient antiquity to the present.  Being in Israel provides students with a unique opportunity to visit many of the archaeological sites associated with most of that history.
These include:  major sites associated with the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament; Roman, Byzantine, Abbassid, Crusader, Mamluke, and Ottoman sites; and the rise of the State of Israel, beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century and stretching to the present.
Students will also have an opportunity to see the cultural diversity of the region, as we meet with and explore the different communities in the land.

For more information, see attached flyer: Israel Trip Flyer.pdf

Informational meetings on this trip will be held on campus in FO2, Room 101 (the History Dept conference room), on the following days and times:
Wednesday, September 5, at 4 pm
Friday, September 7th, at 4 pm
Wednesday, September 12, at 5:30 pm
Friday, September 14, at 4 pm.

Deposit due October 1

This is a short-term study abroad course.

Course taught by : Professor Jeffrey Blutinger
For more information contact Professor Blutinger at

Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: October 1, 2018    

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2019 01/20/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.