Egypt, Jordan & Israel Update

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As many of you already know, SSU’s Ministry Program is off to Egypt, Jordan & Israel in March, 2012!  The ministry program is delivered in four 2-week modules (intensive classes), one of which includes a study abroad component.

While students are first in line for spots on the trip, we happily welcome others who are interested in taking the trip either for pleasure of for university credit.  To learn more about this great 2 week trip that will take in everything from Egyptian Pyramids to the Jordan River, Bethlehem and much more, check out the full itinerary HERE

Since space is limited and interest is high it’s important that we establish a firm list of those who are committed to being on the trip. If you haven’t already done so and want to participate, please verify your spot ASAP by contacting Lorna Jones at [email protected]  or call her at 1-506-466-1781.  Please note that payments for the March 2012 module (the trip) are due in November and December, 2011 (see schedule below).

  The total cost for this travel module is $4200 CAD.


  • round trip air from Boston, MA (without flight the cost is $3100)
  • 13 nights lodging at 1st class hotels
  • breakfast and dinner daily, 1 lunch in Israel
  • full time English speaking tour guides in Egypt, Jordan and Israel
  • services of long distance deluxe motorcoach
  • all guides, entrances and transportation as appear on itinerary
  • Israel border taxes
  • tips to drivers and guides
  • SSU admin fee (tuition included – same price for all, student or not


  • Now: $100 CDN to secure your seat
  • November 4, 2011:  $1000 CDN – non-refundable, completed reservation form and a copy of the picture page of your passport. Passport must be valid until September, 2012
  • December 16, 2011: final payment due


  • You will need to buy your lunches every day except for one day in Israel. We usually stop at interesting local places to eat during the day’s activities. You will also be responsible for any tipping apart from the guides and drivers. It is recommended to leave the equivalent of $2/night in each hotel room for the cleaning staff.
  • You will be responsible for paying the border taxes when entering both Egypt and Jordan (currently around $46).
  • Travel Insurance–you may wish to purchase this through Pilgrim Tours.  The cost would be approximately $230 CDN (to be paid with November payment) and would include trip cancellation, trip interruption and travel medical. We do insist that you have some form of travel medical insurance. You can also purchase this from your local insurance agent if needed.


  • For those who are travelling as SSU ministry students must do the trip for 6 credit hours (2 courses) and will have already have received your readings and assignments for this.
  • Those not in the Master of Ministry program but wanting undergraduate credit may do readings and assignments for 3 credit hours  (1 course) for no additional charge. To take it as a 6 credit hour class will require the additional charge of a full course at SSU ($1013). To register or for any additional question regarding readings, assignment and credit email Peter Fitch at [email protected]
  • For those not going for credit but still interested in some extra reading, email Peter for this information.
We look forward to keeping everyone up-to-date on our travels as we explore the rich historical and spiritual culture of the middle east together!







SSU Goes to Israel!

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SSU is happy to announce the study abroad trip to Israel, Egypt and Jordan in March 2012. Like all of our programs, our Master of Ministry by module includes a study abroad component, typically spent “exploring the biblical lands.”

This 15-day trip will be starting in Cairo, Egypt and following the Exodus route to Israel, stopping to visit the pyramids and the mountain fortress of Petra en route! The itinerary in Israel is very extensive!  Qualified guides travel with the group at all times and they will also get the benefit of teaching from both SSU students and faculty. No doubt this will be a wonderful communitybuilding experience.

This will be the third time that Peter and Mary Ellen Fitch have been to Israel but their first time experiencing Egypt and Jordan. They have led 4 SSU trips to Greece and Turkey.

Stay tuned for more updates as the trip draws closer!

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