Global Service-Learning: Welcome to Your Study Abroad Experience! - Nyack College

Arizona – July 2022 – GCN/CN 780 Counseling for Global Engagement

Navajo Reservation
Dr. Elaine Eng
Trip Cost: $2,000 Graduate Credit Only

Come serve, learn and minister with us at Little Black Spot Mountain on the Navajo reservation. Located in Arizona, it is the land of the Tangle Water clan of Mattie Yazzie.  Opportunities to learn about the Navajo people will occur through conversations, relationship building and serving in a Vacation Bible School (VBS) that the class will participate in. The class will also receive didactic and experiential learning on topics of cultural contextualization, indigenization and enculturation of the gospel.  Practical ethnographic studies will be accomplished through interacting with the Navajo people via living on their land and experiencing their geographic location, studying Navajo art and craftwork, serving and sharing meals, cultural exchange programs, and in activities involving the Navajo children. This includes sports, bible education, and worship programs. Formal training on the Navajo community, history and class team building will be provided by our host organization, PaLM (Pastoral and Laity Ministries) which has had a more than 25 year relationship with this clan.  Students will be required to use this course to research topics of interest including counseling, socio-economic issues surrounding poverty and limited resources, common bridges in theology and other areas from their ethnographic field work.

Global Service-Learning: Welcome to Your Study Abroad Experience! - Nyack College

Greece – June 2022 – In the Footsteps of Paul

Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah and Mr. Ghiath Abdallah
Trip Cost: $3,100 – Undergraduate and Graduate 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 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!

*Full vaccination documentation required by the Greek government

Global Service-Learning: Welcome to Your Study Abroad Experience! - Nyack College

Israel – March 2022 – Geographic and Historic Settings of the Bible

Dr. Steven Notley
Trip Cost: $3,100 plus airfare – Graduate and Undergraduate Credit

Nyack College and ATS invite you to join the 2022 spring break study course to the Holy Land. Our journey is a study of the physical, historical and cultural setting 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. The study trip is a focus on historical geography, which is an integration of geography, history, archaeology and ancient literature. Preparatory assigned readings and map studies will maximize the student’s learning experience during their travel from Dan to Beersheba and beyond. Relevant archaeological, historical, and biblical information will be presented in our field study to integrate the student’s learning experience.

*Full vaccination documentation required by the Israeli government

Global Service-Learning: Welcome to Your Study Abroad Experience! - Nyack College

Italy – POSTPONED TO MAY 2022 – Fine Arts in the City of Venice

Dr. Dana Talley and Dr. Sue Talley
Trip cost: $2,800 – For Undergraduate Credit

Fine Arts in the City of Venice is an intensive course offered during the Winterim, in which students will visit the art museums, galleries, churches, and some music halls of Venice and “the Veneto”, or the surrounding areas. Included in the survey will be major works of art, sculpture, architecture, decorative art, theater, and music, in relation to the broader cultural, political, and intellectual context of Italy. No previous course in the Fine Arts is required. Participation in the web course is required for three credits of Fine Arts (Core).

*Full vaccination documentation required by the Greek government

Global Service-Learning: Welcome to Your Study Abroad Experience! - Nyack College

COURSE CANCELED FOR 2022

Spain – May 2022 – Spiritual Pilgrimage: The Power of Spiritual Journey

Dr. Ron Walbron and Dr. Wanda Walborn
Trip Cost: $3,000 – Undergraduate and Graduate 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.
**Full vaccination documentation required by the Spanish government

Global Service-Learning: Welcome to Your Study Abroad Experience! - Nyack College

OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES

“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 above, and familiarize yourself with the GS-L application process.

Scott Reitz, PhD
Director of Global Service-Learning
Scott.Reitz@nyack.edu

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gslassist@nyack.edu

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