Jordan Summer Program

Work at an Archaeological Dig in Abila, Jordan

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Spend your summer working with an archaeological excavation in Jordan uncovering the ancient city of Abila of the Decapolis. In addition to the excavation, you’ll travel all around Jordan. You can float in the Dead Sea, scramble around Petra, scuba dive in the Red Sea, ride a Roman chariot in Jerash, and camp in the desert of Wadi Rum. Just remember not to eat bacon at Gadara - Jesus cast demons into the pigs there! You’ll get to visit places of interest both for Biblical and modern history. In the process you'll earn up to 9 hours of course credit and fulfill your Global Studies requirement. Optional trips to Israel and Egypt are possible. Have the adventure of a lifetime, and earn course credit in the process! Join us for the Jordan Summer Studies Program.


General Information

Note: This trip is offered every other year. The next opportunity will be summer 2016.

Cost: $4950

Team Size: 12-15+  students

Professor: Dr. David Vila

Location: Jordan & Israel



Courses Offered:

BBL 4003 Capstone Seminar in Christian Life (Core)
BBL 3003 Essentials of Evangelical Theology (Core)
BBL 4483 Art & Archaeology of Jordan (Core Art)
EGL 4003 Masterpieces of Literature (Core)

Meets Global Studies Requirement


How to Apply:

Note: This trip is offered every other year. The next opportunity will be summer 2016.

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Fill out the Application for Summer Education Programs.
3. Return the application and all documentation to International Programs Office.

The studies team leaders review all applications and will communicate with applicants accordingly.


For More Information, contact:

Dr. David Vila
Professor of Religion and Philosophy
John Brown University

Melissa Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University