The course offerings for the Bible and Holy Land program are in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. This plan of study offers students the experience of living, working, and traveling among the people of Israel, the Land of the Bible. Students learn about the unique culture of the Jewish people and participate in their biblical holidays in order to serve among the Jewish people.
Students learn the language of the Old Testament, Hebrew, in the classroom and immediately practice each new word as they work and visit the people. The knowledge gained in Cross Cultural Communication can immediately be put to use. In Geography of Israel, the land is the classroom, and the student walks on the map. Jewish culture and customs learned in class are then observed in the land. Biblical holidays, such as the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, and Passover, are studied, and then students join in the celebration of them.
Students study three years on the campus of Piedmont International University and one year in Israel in conjunction with the Baptists for Israel Institute. While in Israel, students work on a kibbutz and complete an internship or practicum.