An exotic and unique educational opportunity is available during summer for Oakland University students interested inin The four-week, study abroad program offers Oakland credit and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The program offers an archaeological field school in Anthropology or in Judaic Studies. Students learn the basics of archaeological methods and excavations. Weekends are spent at significant historical and cultural sites in Israel, such as Jerusalem, the Mediterranean Sea, Dead Sea, religious sites, hiking, swimming, and exploring.
Special features of program (excursions, speakers, site visits): Dig includes lectures, methods, on-site food, weekends include guided tours of sites, relaxing time, exploring time, group events and meals.
Students will stay in a dig hostel nera the digging site and hotels and guest houses in towns when on excursions.
Requirements and pre-requisites: None, but students should contact the director by end of each calendar year. We select students in January and we leave in June for 3-4 weeks. This is a working trip, but we have a lot of fun. Students should have a strong interest in the region, archaeology, history, religion and other fields. Full details available from Program Director Michael Pytlik.
Requirements for participation: good health, ability to secure a passport, good academic standing, GPA for 3.0 for Provost research grant approval (or possible extra monetary input to cover this portion), adherence to OU student conduct, completed application, and ability to submit all forms and information on time.
Contact information while abroad: students complete contact forms; we have access to email and Internet and students should consider a travel cell phone. The director will be reachable during the trip with a published number made available to the school and others at home.
Per-capita GDP: $ 31400
Size: 20770 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad
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