Oh the Places You’ll Go – Middle East edition

On March 10, Dr. Carenen took a group of 15 students on a global studies field course to Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank. In Israel, students were able to visit the border between Israel and Lebanon, see the Golan Heights,

Golan Heights

Golan Heights

visit the Sea of Galilee,

Sea of Galilee (pre-swim)

Sea of Galilee

climb to the top of Masada at sunrise, float in the Dead Sea,

Where the floating is easy...

Where the floating is easy…

visit Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem), meet with Druze in Haifa, and explore the Old City of Jerusalem. In Jordan, students visited the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, explored the capital city of Amman, visited Petra

Rockin' in Petra

Rockin’ in Petra

and spent the night in a Bedouin desert camp.

Jordanian bedouin camp

Jordanian bedouin camp

In the West Bank, students visited a Palestinian refugee camp,

Palestinian refugee camp

Palestinian refugee camp

a private school in Beit Jala, met with members of Combatants for Peace, visited Shephard’s Field and the Church of the Nativity. The course focused on exploring the boundaries of the Arab-Palestinian-Israeli conflict and students were able to visit with people from all sides of the conflict, learn about parts of the modern Middle East, and explore new geography!