• 2015 Galilee
  • 2014 Dead Sea
  • 2014 Mt of Olives
  • 2013 Kinneret
  • 2015 Southern Steps
  • 2013 Jerusalem
  • 2014 Knesset
  • 2015 Judean Desert
  • 2015 Caesarea


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2016 will be the fourth year for the MTSU Faculty-Led Study Abroad program to Israel!  Both Dr. Byrnes and Dr. Petersen have traveled to Israel and will accompany the group throughout the program.  While in Israel, we will be accompanied by a professional guide and historian, Ronny Simon.  Instruction in Israel will occur on site and in transit in English (our classroom will be Israel!).  Dr. Petersen will provide course instruction prior to the trip as well.  Students will have the opportunity to study the history of Israel as both a nation and a state along with the politics of modern, democratic Israel.  We will visit many of the major Judeo-Christian sites during our tour as these locations are significant to the history of Israel and the relationship between Israel and the United States.  Political site visits (scheduled) include: the Golan Heights, the Knesset, significant areas from the 1948 and 1967 wars, Yad Vashem, and more.

Click here to see what past participants say about their experience in Israel.

We are asked often if travel to Israel is safe? Here is our response.

The language of instruction is English.  Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary.  

2016 Flyer


How to Apply

1) Review the Flyer for details.

2) Fill out the Application and submit to Karen Petersen in Todd 231 or via email.

Questions?  Stop by Todd Hall 231 or email Dr. Petersen


Scholarships and Financial Aid


MTSU Office of Education Abroad Scholarships

MTSU College of Liberal Arts Klingenmeyer Scholarship

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship

Honors College (Hannah/Harris Study Abroad Scholarship)

MTSU Financial Aid (including Lottery, Pell, etc.)

NAFSA Funding Study Abroad List

IIE Funding Data Base

Global Studies Foundation Scholarship

Jewish National Fund

Jewish Federation of Nashville