Applications for non-credit participation in our 2019 Mt Zion Dig season are now open. The dates are June 22nd through July 5th, with two weeks of digging (Sunday through Thursday) as well as lectures, various local tours around Jerusalem, and the option of one out of town trip to the Dead Sea, including Qumran and Masada.

Participants pay a $500 dig fee for the two-week session; returning participants with previous experience pay $400. All are encouraged, though not required, to stay at the Knight’s Palace in the Old City of Jerusalem where we get special group rates. Booking is the responsibility of each registrant, however, our booking code for a reduced “dig rate” is available. Singles, doubles, and triples can be arranged.

You can apply by downloading and filling out the Application Form and emailing it to our registrar, Suzanne Johnson at Suzanne will also be happy to fill you in on details of the program and answer any questions you might have. Since we are limiting our numbers this year those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but before December 15th when we will began our evaluation of the applications.

Both undergraduate and graduate UNC Charlotte students can also apply for our Education Abroad program and receive academic credit. Applications are open, see for full information on costs, dates, and program details.