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Ancient World of the Bible Study Tour

Every student at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary has the option to fulfill course requirements through the Israel, Palestine and Jordan study tour. Students explore the history, culture and geography of the biblical lands with an emphasis on illuminating the world of the Bible.

The 10-12-day experience is led by GRTS Professors Dr. Jonathan Greer and Jennifer Greer in cooperation with GTI Study Tours and is held each January as the course offering BBL-601/604. The course—or the on-campus alternative course BBL-506—is required for all Master of Divinity and M.A. in Biblical Exegesis students and has been heavily subsidized for approved participants by generous donors. The study tour is also open to students in other degree programs, as well as other family and friends of GRTS, though different costs apply.

Trip Eligibility and Application

Every year, a group of students, family, and friends of GRTS embark on this study tour. All GRTS students in good standing are eligible to apply.

Participants of the Ancient World of the Bible Study tour are selected by an application process. This includes an application essay and committee decision; the committee is comprised of biblical studies faculty and administrative personnel.

For those interested in supporting this program, email Jonathan Greer.

 

Study Tour Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of donors, any full-time GRTS student in good standing is eligible to apply for the Study Tour Scholarship until spots are full. This scholarship covers a large portion of travel cost; recipients only pay approximately a $1000 course fee plus tuition (the non-scholarship cost is approximately $4000 plus tuition).* The fee is due upon approval of participation and must be paid directly to the Cornerstone University accounting office.

Priority for scholarships is given to Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Urban Cohort students. Students apply for the scholarship as part of the application to participate in the study tour.

*Audit is not permitted for scholarship spots.

Friends and Family of GRTS

Student spouses and family, alumni, and other friends of GRTS are also eligible to apply for the study tour. The cost will be approximately a $4000 course in addition to the audit fee for the two-credit course offering ($66).

Additional Information

Tuition remission cannot be applied to direct trip costs. Therefore, students using tuition remission should email the seminary for specifics on their course fees. Students who wish to use spring financial aid towards trip costs must contact the Student Financial Services Office to complete a form requesting advanced financial aid.

Jonathan Greer

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MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.