Study Tours

Most years Ridley faculty lead tours to a site of Christian significance in Israel & Jordan, Greece & Turkey or the Reformation countries of Europe.

Tours of biblical sites bring the bible to life and help students interpret the bible by better understanding the life and culture of the ancient world. An understanding of the archaeology, geography and topography can also help with biblical interpretation. They are also great experiences of community, travel and culture. For many students they are a highlight of their time at college, creating friendships and memories that remain with them for life.

Study tours are accredited subjects towards undergraduate and Master of Divinity units. The tuition component of the tour can be met through FEE-HELP. Participants must arrange and pay for their own airfares, meals not specified in the itinerary, and incidental expenses. Single room supplements are also an extra cost.

Sample Israel Itinerary

1 Depart Melbourne 10 Jerusalem- Old City of Jerusalem
2 Arrive Tel Aviv. Tour Negev desert region and Dead Sea. 11 Jerusalem- Shabbat, Museums and Walls Walk
3 Negev 12 Jerusalem- Free day
4 Dead Sea to Galilee 13 Herodion and Bethlehem
5 The Northern Border 14 Jerusalem- Temple Mount area
6 Nazareth 15 Jerusalem- Mt of Olives and Christian Quarter
7 Sea of Galilee 16 Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
8 Galilee to Tel Aviv 17 Arrive in Melbourne
9 Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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