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Summer in Israel

Term To Study: Summer 2012
Application Deadline: Feb 01, 2013
Program Starts: Jun 01, 2012
Program Ends: Aug 15, 2012
Major 1: Anthropology & Archeology
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Major 2: Social Science Other
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Major 3: Undeclared / Undecided
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Major 4: Area / Ethnic Studies: Middle Eastern
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Lahav Research Project Excavations at Tell Halif, Israel
Link 2: Tell el-Hesi
Program Locations: Negev
Contact Phone: 9142516032
Contact Name: Collette Reny
Contact Email: study.abroad@purchase.edu
What is Included: ***Applications for Summer 2013 will be open in December, please check back at that time ***
Estimated Costs: Fees and Costs for 2013 are TBA
Program Description

General Description
Purchase College SUNY offers a five week summer archaeology program in Israel, which combines an intensive archaeological field school experience with touring and study. Students will work at the archaeological site of Khirbet Summeily, which dates to the 10th-8th centuries BCE. The program includes a trip to Jerusalem, and field trips to the Dead Sea, the Mediterranean coast, and northern Israel.


All students enroll in two courses. The first is a field school, “Methods and Techniques in Field Archaeology,” in which students will learn all aspects of excavation methodology. and will participate in the fieldwork every day. The second course, “Archaeological Issues in the Southern Levant,” will teach about the history and archaeology of the country, through lectures, field trips, and occasional workshops.

The field trips will bring students to many archaeological sites as well as other important destinations, including Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the oasis of Ein Gedi, sites on the Mediterranean coast, and several cities in northern Israel.

Quick Facts

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

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