Israel - BIB 384: Geographic and Historic Settings of the Bible
Faculty: Dr. Steven Notley
Estimated Cost: $3,550
Global Service-Learning and Emmaus Educational Services invite you to join a unique study course to the Holy Land. This academic program centers upon the lives and ministries of familiar Old Testament and New Testament personalities. With the land as our classroom, with archaeology, history, geography, language and culture as our resources, we will journey back into the religious, political, cultural and geographical environment of prophets, priests and kings. Jesus’ ministry within a complex religious environment is of special interest. Our aim is to better understand the influences and the impact of the biblical record within its various contexts. We anticipate a rich and rewarding program. Our goal is to search the Scriptures, break bread together and fellowship in travel, that we also might proclaim, “Did not our hearts burn within us as He spoke to us on the way?” (Luke 24:32)
Find out more about the trip through Emmaus: http://emmausonline.net/Pages/2014/Nyack%20Israel/Start%20Here.html
Mexico – Bus 384: Missions Outreach from a Business Perspective
Faculty: James Muckell and Dr. Gordon Boronow
Estimated Cost: $1,300
Paris and Vienna – GCN/CN 780: Counseling for Global Engagement
Faculty: Dr. Elaine Eng and Dr. Marcia Lucas
Estimated Cost: $3,000
Western Europe, the origin of modern psychotherapy, is also where Christianity and psychiatry argued major dialogues in critical thinking. In this class, we will examine the context of this debate and develop an integrative understanding of the role of the Christian faith in counseling with a focus on the following areas: The influence of Christian faith in French and other cultures coexisting in Paris (African, Asian) using ethnographic tools, the employment of faith and Scripture in chaplaincy counseling for the sick and dying (Palliative Medicine counseling), and the historical context of Freud’s influence on psychotherapy’s view of religion and the counterarguments to his atheistic model by examining the work of Dr. Karl Menninger, Rev. Oskar Pfister, and other authors. Students will be provided with ministry and service opportunities in local churches.
Peru – POL 400: Violence and Children’s Rights in Peru
Faculty: Dr. Vilma Balmeceda
Estimated Cost: $2,350
This is an intensive Global Service Learning Course that will introduce students to the fascinating world of human rights with an emphasis on children rights in the context of violence and severe socioeconomic injustice. The purpose of this course is to guide you in the learning and analysis of broad cultural, political, economic, social and religious forces that have shaped Peru and that impact the wellbeing of children in poorer communities. Issues of special attention will be the types of violence affecting children, efforts in the access to justice on behalf of the children, violence prevention, nutrition and education. The course will be offered in partnership with the Peruvian Christian human rights organization “Paz y Esperanza” (Peace and Hope).
Philippines – SWK 377: Poverty and Children in Southeast Asia
Faculty: Dr. Kwi Yun and Charles Hammond
Estimated Cost: $2,550
South Africa – ICS: Peoples and Cultures of South Africa
Faculty: Scott Reitz
Estimated Cost: $3,000
This trip will introduce students to the peoples and cultures of South Africa, Namibia, and possibly Lesotho. Special attention will be given to justice issues related to Apartheid, Post-Apartheid, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This trip is physically demanding and enrolled students must be prepared to hike, walk many miles a day, and at times run to catch trains or buses. This will be the trip of a lifetime.
Venice – FNA 252: Fine Arts in the City of Venice
Faculty: Dr. Dana Talley, Dr. Sue Talley, Dr. David Turk, Dr. Vara Neverow
Estimated Cost: $2,850
Professors Dana and Sue Talley invite you to participate in a lively and informative Winterim trip, which will be centered in Venice, Italy and will include significant forays into Tuscany (Siena and Florence), the Italian Alps (Cortina), and Padova. Sparkling highlights by Dr. Vera Neverow and Dr. David Turk are part of the tour; the Turks are experts in English and Drama as well as learned in the arts and great fellow travelers. You will not only have an intensive learning time but you will enjoy free time to explore major Italian cities with other students. Italian I is recommended but not required! This is a three-credit Core class for those requiring Fine Arts; for others, it is an elective.
SPRING BREAK 2014
Germany- THE 321: Roots and Routes of the Protestant Reformation
Faculty: Dr. Steven Ware
Estimated Cost: $2,400
Germany was the setting for the beginning of the Protestant Reformation nearly 500 years ago, and provided the backdrop for some of its most crucial events. Join us as we follow the faith journey of Martin Luther and his transformation from doubt and confusion to the joy of assurance of salvation in Christ. Visit the monastery at Erfurt where he struggled with his faith, his personal study where he wrote his sermons and lectures, the church at Wittenberg where he nailed the Ninety-Five Theses, and the castle at Eisenach where he translated the New Testament into his native language. Also included will be a foray into Anabaptist history at Munster, a visit to the Buchenwald concentration camp, and the remains of the Berlin Wall.
Scandinavia -MUS 161 Tour Scandinavia
Faculty: Dr. Joel Jameson
Estimated Cost: $3,500
Over spring break 2014, the Nyack College Chorale, will embark on an 11 day 9 night international tour to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The chorale, under the direction of Prof. Joel Jameson, will visit some of the main cities and sights as well as the beautiful countryside of these three Scandinavian countries and offer a number of concerts in various churches and cathedrals.