Study Abroad Opportunities
Travel Course to London and Paris
During the 2018 Spring Break, the Religious Studies Department is offering a travel course to London and Paris. Led by Dr. Mitchell Reddish, the ten-day trip will leave on March 2 and return on March 11. The travel will be connected to a full-semester spring course, RELS 168A. entitled "The Bible in Art and Artifact." The course has two primary objectives: (1) to study archaeological artifacts from the ancient Near Eastern world and the Mediterranean world that have a direct bearing on the history, events, or places associated with the Bible (examples include the Cyrus Cylinder, the Mesha Stele, and the Taylor Prism) or that provide important background information about the biblical world (examples include the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Amarna letters, and the Sumerian creation stories), and (2) to study artworks in museums in London and Paris that portray scenes from the Bible. The trip is also open to students who do not take the course but are interested in participating in the travel experience. During the trip, the travelers will be visiting the British Museum, the British Library, the Tate Modern Museum, the National Gallery, the Louvre, and the Musée d’Orsay. Participants will also have ample free time to explore some of the sights of Paris and London on their own. Friends and family members of students, as well as non-students (including alumni), are also welcome to participate in the travel to London and Paris.
The price of $3398.00 is the additional cost for the travel portion of the course and includes all air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, dinner three evenings in London and three evenings in Paris, and all taxes, tips, and museum entrance fees. The deadline to register for the trip and submit the $300.00 deposit is October 30.