Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Jerusalem, Israel (LITR 280)

World Literature: The Bible as Literature in the Land of Israel

Program Description

This program focuses on studying the Hebrew Bible and The New Testament as literature in the Land of Israel. Students will live and attend classes at Hebrew University Jerusalem. The text study will be greatly enhanced by special tours of the Jewish and Christian quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem, each with their own historic religious sites. There will also be visits to other Jerusalem sites, including Israel’s two most important museums — The Israel Museum and Yad Vashem: The International Museum of the Holocaust. The students will experience a Jewish Sabbath beginning with a Friday night visit to the Western Wall as well as a Sunday Mass visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. There will be two day trips outside of Jerusalem – south to the Dead Sea and the historic Masada mountain top and north to Tel-Aviv, Israel’s most cosmopolitan city. And dinners will be at locales throughout Jerusalem. Students of all religious and spiritual backgrounds are encouraged to register for the class.

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Dr. Wiley Feinstein is a Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information on Dr. Feinstein, click here.



LITR 280: World Literature-The Bible as Literature in the Land of Israel
(UCLR 100 is a required prerequisite)

Students who successfully complete the course will receive three credit hours. This course fulfills the following academic requirements:

  • Literary Knowledge and Experience Tier II Core
  • Elective in Global and International Studies Major or Minor

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Students will live in shared rooms in a residence hall at Hebrew University Jerusalem.


December 28, 2017 - January 11, 2018


Program Costs

Program Fee of $1,810


  • Shared room in a residence hall at Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • Excursions, cultural events, entrance fees
  • Breakfasts daily, plus some lunches and group dinners
  • CISI international health insurance
  • On-site program support
  • We would like to express our gratitude for the support of the American Friends of Hebrew University in helping to subsidize the cost of our program.

Tuition Fee of $2,310 Includes:

  • Three credit hours of Loyola J-term (graduate students must pay the graduate tuition rate)

Total Program Cost: $4,120

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • Round-trip airfare (Chicago-Tel-Aviv) approximately $1,200
  • Personal spending money
  • Some meals
  • Optional baggage insurance/add. baggage fees

Application Process

Space is limited—apply today!

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

For more information, contact the Office for International Programs at studyabroad@luc.edu or 773.508.3899; or contact Dr. Wiley Feinstein at wfeinst@luc.edu.

The application deadline is October 15, 2017.

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