Nyack College invites you to participate in an archaeological excavation. The El Araj Excavation Project (EAEP) continues its search for Bethsaida-Julias, one of the three cities of Jesus’ ministry that has yet to be properly identified and in the valley where Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of the feeding of the 5000.

Students will learn archaeological methods and techniques, participate in fields trips throughout the Galilee, and hear lectures from biblical archaeologists and scholars. Students can also opt in to tour Jerusalem and the Dead Sea area.


Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah and Mr. Ghiath Abdallah
Trip Cost: $3,100 – Graduate and Undergraduate credit.
Walk in the footsteps of Paul in Greece! We will meander by the river in Philippi, travel through gorgeous terrain to Thessalonica and Berea, stand atop Mars Hill in Athens, and climb to the temple of Aphrodite in Corinth. In addition to the biblical cities, we will also tour early Christian monasteries in Meteora, the archeological sites of Delphi and Olympia, and more! To top it off, we will head to an island beach. You will fall in love with the Greek food and its people as the land of the Bible becomes real to you!


Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary invite you to join a unique travel opportunity to the Holy Land. Our journey is a study of the physical, historical and cultural settings of the land of the Bible in the days of the New Testament. We will give particular attention to how these elements influenced and affected the world in which Jesus lived. This study trip is a focus on historical geography, which is an integration of geography, history, archaeology and ancient literature. Preparatory reading assignments and map studies will maximize your learning experience during your travel from Dan to Beersheba and beyond. Relevant archaeological, historical, and biblical information will be presented in our field studies to enhance your learning experience. Special guest lectures by renowned Israeli archaeologists will complement our efforts to provide you a most rewarding trip to the Holy Land.

SPAIN - MAY 2020

The Power of Spiritual Journey

Dr. Ron Walborn and Dr. Wanda Walborn
Trip Cost: $2,700 – Graduate and Undergraduate credit

This course will focus on the spiritual formation that occurs in pilgrimage and journey. Students will engage in a 7-8 day hike of the Camino de Santiago (The Road of Saint James) in Spain. Reading, lectures, and assignments will focus on spiritual transformation in the midst of the journey.

*Pre-trip physical training and a high level of physical fitness will be necessary for the completion of this course. More specifically, students should be capable of walking eight miles a day.


“This is a magical place” is not an uncommon reaction of students who, still sleepy after their flight from New York City, get their first glimpse of “La Serenissima,” the serene city in the sea. As they learn about Venice, they begin to comprehend the genius of building a city three miles out to sea, not only on islands but on the upright poles of millions of trees which have been floated down the rivers of Northern Italy—more than a thousand years ago. Even though a smooth railway now connects Venice with the mainland, the magic of this city of art, music, great churches, and museums still draws millions of tourists from all over the world—and students of Nyack College discover the city for themselves, in a way that has been called much more comprehensive than a more expensive tourist experience can provide. The friendships fostered by the experiences of this GS-L trip do not stop after we are back in the United States, comparing notes and taking our finals with our professors, food, and fellowship.


Undergrad: SWK377 Poverty and Children in SE Asia
Grad: SWK695 Social Work in Global Context | Dr. Kwi Yun
EDU377 Educating Children in Poverty: SE Asia | Dr. Marie White
$2,600 | This Global Service-Learning trip will provide students with heartwarming experiences centered around the G1:27 children’s ministry founded and directed by our alumni in Nangka, Philippines. Students will have the opportunities to investigate the life of children who live in extreme poverty. The focus will be on the nature and consequences of poverty, the societal and global responses to poverty, and the coping methods of people in the community. Through their service learning activities, students will participate in developing resiliency among the children in the community. Students will also visit government and non-government organizations that deal with social issues originating from poverty, such as human trafficking, street children, and crime.


“This is Class!”
A phrase my students have shouted from the top of the Great Wall of China to Table Rock Mountain in South Africa. It is a reminder that learning cross-culturally is exciting and sometimes so enjoyable we can forget that we are in class.
We invite you to be a part of Nyack’s Global Service-Learning courses. Our faculty and students travel to a variety of sites around the world, studying topics in the arts, history, music, bible, theology, business, social work, nursing, and intercultural studies among others.
Your classroom might be a Bedouin camp, a medieval basilica, a tropical rainforest, or a remote village. If you are ready for a different classroom experience, consider applying now for one of our GS-L courses.
Please check out our course descriptions by clicking the trip images above, and familiarize yourself with the GS-L application process.

Scott Reitz, PhD
Director of Global Service-Learning

Global Service-Learning Assistant

Global Service-Learning Office
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Christie Basement #33
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Nyack, NY 10960

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