MTSU in Israel 2023

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While in Israel, we will be accompanied by a professional guide and historian, Ronny Simon.  Instruction in Israel will occur on site and in transit in English (our classroom will be Israel!).  Program co-leaders, Dr. Mark Byrnes and Matthew Hibdon, will provide course instruction prior to the trip as well.  Students will have the opportunity to study the history of Israel as both a nation and a state along with the politics of modern, democratic Israel.  We will visit many of the major Judeo-Christian sites during our tour as these locations are significant to the history of Israel and the relationship between Israel and the United States.  Site visits (scheduled) include: the Golan Heights, the Knesset, significant areas from the 1948 and 1967 wars, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, and more.

Click here to see what past participants say about their experience in Israel.


Email Dr. Byrnes and Matthew Hibdon.



Previous Program Experiences

Check out this Honors College story from a 2022 student:

Lillian Hickman Honors Story


Check out this student video from our 2021 program:

And our 2018 program:


And our 2017 program:

And our 2013 program:


Read about MTSU Study Abroad in Israel from the perspective of two 2016 participants in this excerpt from the Honors College magazine.