Category: Israel (Natural Sciences and Humanities)

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Accepting Applications!

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Apply Now to Israel Study Abroad
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Course Dates: April 23 – June 7, 2021
Travel Dates: May 23- June 7, 2021

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The study abroad program to Israel in the biological sciences is to help expose students to different ecosystems and conservational/biological issues facing the country. This program will also offer students the opportunity to enroll in an online World Religions Course (REL 2300) that will expose students to three of the world’s main religions (Islam, Judaism, Christianity) and sects that branch off from these religions.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that students are scuba certified and that they have had their last dive within the past 6 months. Diving certification is not a requirement as students can snorkel, but scuba diving will provide for better experiential learning and enjoyment.

Think you can’t afford to study abroad? Scholarships and other ways to fund your study abroad program are available. Explore scholarship options now.

Available courses – Students must enroll in one of the courses listed below. Note: Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites.

Lead faculty contact
After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Israel program lead faculty, Jennifer Fernandes, (727)712-5838.

Professor: Jennifer Fernandes

  • BSC 1930 – Biological Issues- 3 credits

Professor: Abraham Miller

  • BSC 3931 – Special Topics in Biology- 3 credits
  • BSC 3931L – Special Topics in Biology Lab- 1 credit

Professor: Michael Jahosky

  • HUM 2270–East and West Synthesis – 3 credits

Other SPC Study Abroad programs
Learn more about other Study Abroad countries where SPC students have made their mark.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Israel, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Israel blog below.

SPC student meets Nemo and Dory while snorkeling in Israel

Many new underwater experiences–wetsuits, sand-less beaches, sea cucumbers, and harmless jellyfish–during study abroad in Israel. – Bethany Febre, SPC Student, Israel Program, May 2019 Today was an amazing day! We stayed at a hostel in Eilat last night that had the most beautiful view–nothing you could ever see in Florida, it was just absolutely breathtaking. The … Continue reading SPC student meets Nemo and Dory while snorkeling in Israel

SPC student takes first salt water dive in Israel

Exploring the diversity of marine wildlife and a shipwreck during study abroad in Israel. – Jordi Zapata, SPC Student, Israel Program, May 2019 Waking up in Eilat After an extremely long trek through the desert, our group woke up in the city of Eilat bordering the edge of the Red Sea. The city was unlike any … Continue reading SPC student takes first salt water dive in Israel

SPC student visits waters of biblical and ecological value in Israel

The Sea of Galilee, the headwaters of the Jordan, the largest karst spring in the Middle East sampled during study abroad in Israel. – Dawn Lewis, SPC Student, Israel Program, May 2019 Today marked our first full day by the Sea of Galilee. After looking at the bare sand and rock of the desert for the … Continue reading SPC student visits waters of biblical and ecological value in Israel

SPC student explores science and spirituality in Israel

Experiencing the history and natural beauty of the “Holy Land” during study abroad in Israel. – Chikara Parks, SPC Student, Israel Program, May 2019 Israel! Let me start off by saying, it was everything that I expected and more. For me, the experience went deeper than the Biology class. It was spiritual. I remember arriving at … Continue reading SPC student explores science and spirituality in Israel