Israel/Palestine LEAD 579i

Pilgrimage as Archetype and Source of Wisdom for Leadership, Change and Transformation

In this course students learn about and experience the phenomenon of pilgrimage by embarking on a 10-day study tour to Israel/Palestine that will combine lectures, readings, time for reflection and rich on-site learning experiences. In this course, students will both engage in the practice of becoming a pilgrim as a model and also as a metaphor for negotiating both continuity and the dynamics of change that define our world and impact attempts to exercise leadership. While those of all faiths are welcome to participate and a number of sites revered by Jews and Muslims will be included, the primary focus of travel will be on Christian biblical and archeological sites.

Application Deadline February 5, 2016
Travel Dates June 6 - 19, 2016
Pre-Trip Session: May 18, 2016
Post-Trip Session: June 29, 2016
USD Tuition $2,100
Global Study Fee $   350
Estimated Travel Costs $2,122*
Total Estimated Expense: $4,571

*Airfare is not included.


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Please note: 

1. The estimated program costs includes accommodation, transportation for in-country program activities, some meals and program costs. Students need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

2. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit.

3. When you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the course, you need to book your own flights.

ZIKA VIRUS UPDATE: For updated information concerning the Zika virus, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website. Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant should speak with their healthcare provider before confirming any travel to the affected areas. USD will continue to monitor the situation.