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Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2014
Program Starts: Jun 20, 2014
Program Ends: Jul 14, 2014
Major 1: Anthropology & Archeology
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Major 2: History
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Major 3: Sociology
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Summer Archaeological Dig Study Abroad
Program Locations: Jerusalem
Contact Phone: 248-370-2434
Contact Name: Michael Pytlik,
Contact Email: pytlik@oakland.edu
What is Included: Course(s) associated with or included in program: AN 383, AN 480 or special topics in Relgion.
Number of credits offered: 2, 4, 8
What is not Included: Some meals on your "free time," out of pocket for other food or necessities, ad hoc events like concerts or special events not on the final itinerary are not included in the cost.
Estimated Costs: Program cost: student costs have been about $1500-$2000, but we secure up to 60% from outside donors and other funds to offset the costs. Tuition is separate.
Program Description

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.

Quick Facts

Population: 7590758
Capital: Jerusalem
Per-capita GDP: $ 31400
Size: 20770 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

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