PHILIPPINES – JANUARY 2020
Poverty and Children in SE Asia (Undergrad) and Social
Work in Global Context (Grad) | Dr. Kwi Yun or
Educating Children in Poverty: SE Asia (Undergrad) | Dr. Marie White
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.
ITALY – JANUARY 2020
Fine Arts and Global Literature II in the City of Venice
Dr. Dana Talley, Dr. Sue Talley & Dr. David Turk
Cost: $2,900 | Undergrad Credit
You will never forget your first glimpse of “La Serenissima,” the serene city in the sea. As you learn about Venice, you 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.
The magic of this city of art, music, great churches, and museums draws millions of tourists from all over the world. As a student at Nyack College, you will explore the city in a far more comprehensive way than a normal visit can provide. This trip also includes a visit to beautiful Siena.
CHAMBERFEST ASIA – THAILAND and TAIWAN – SPRING 2020
Dr. Tammy Lum and Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote
Cost: $2,900 Undergrad Credit
Dates: May 11-26, 2020
Chamberfest Asia is a multi-city music performance and ministry tour, showcasing Classical, folk and Christian music influenced by Asian, American and Western cultures. Performance and service venues include schools, churches, community centers, orphanages and possibly correctional facilities. It is a cross-cultural experience as we explore the unique cultures of Thailand (Chiang Mai and Bangkok) and Taiwan (3 cities). High quality musicians and worship leaders, ranging from music majors to non-music majors are welcome. Acceptance by interview and audition only. The trip also requires medium level of physical fitness. Participants should be capable of walking three to five miles a day. Prerequisite: Register for Mus 361 Chamber Music and or MUS 267 Chamber Singers for 1 or 0 credit during Spring, 2020 in preparation for the tour.
GREECE – MAY 2020
In the Footsteps of Paul
Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah and Mr. Ghiath Abdallah
Trip Cost: $3,100 – Undergrad & Grad 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!
SPAIN – MAY 2020
Spiritual Pilgrimage: The Power of Spiritual Journey
Dr. Ron Walbron and Dr. Wanda Walborn
Cost: $2,700 – Undergrad & Grad 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.
ARCHAEOLOGY ISRAEL – SUMMER 2020
El Araj Dig
Dr. Steven Notley
Trip Cost: $2,400 + airfare – Undergrad and Grad Credit
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.