2019 Honors Trip to Israel  Ruin

 with Egypt Extension

Where: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, Masada, Dead Sea, and so much more…

EGYPT EXTENSION: Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and Nile River Cruise

When: June 6-15, 2019 

EGYPT EXTENSION: June 15-18, 2019

Why: We want to bring students and life-long learners to places around the world with historical, cultural, and biblical significance.

What: This once in a lifetime trip includes professional guided tours, quality food and hotels, and of course life-changing sightseeing opportunities. Trinity College is also offering a 3-credit course included in the cost of the trip – “Exploring the Footsteps of Christ in Israel: A Journey into History.” Everyone will enjoy the class and tours taught by Dr. Eric Bargerhuff, Dr. Tim Sigler, and Dr. Joe Allotta, and students wishing to take the course for credit will have work to complete outside of the trip.

We fly out of Tampa, Florida to begin our journey. Our first few days are spent in Galilee where we will see Jesus' hometown and many of the places that Jesus performed miracles and preached sermons.  We will then head south into Jerusalem where Jesus was tried, crucified, rose again, and will return one day.  We will see a highlight reel of some of the most important places in Biblical history.  Every believer should go to Israel so they can literally stand on all the places described in Scripture.

EGYPT EXTENSION: We will take the short flight from Israel to Egypt and see some of the oldest ruins in the World.  Egypt is part of both Israel's history and Jesus' life story.  The Pyramids, Museums, and River excursions will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life.  

This all-inclusive trip is $3,500 per traveler.

EGYPT EXTENSION: add $1,500 (due by February 19, 2019)

$500 deposit secures your spot and is due January 19, 2019 (and is refundable until March 19)  (Trinity College Students can secure spots for as little as $100) 

+$1,500 is due by March 19, 2019

+$1,500 is due by April 19, 2019 

Who: Anyone at least 16 years old at the time of the trip is welcome to come.  We, of course, welcome parents, spouses, and other family members. Rooming requests will be accommodated. Alumni and other friends of the college of any age are also encouraged to take part in this must-experience trip.

With any trip specific questions contact Dr. Joe Allotta jallotta@trinitycollege.edu

With any questions about the requirements for the Honors Program at Trinity College contact Dr. Eric Bargerhuff eric.bargerhuff@trinitycollege.edu

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The Honors Program at Trinity College of Florida is a three-year program. It is designed to provide each participant with an opportunity to achieve academic excellence at the highest level in his or her respective field of study as well as to excel in advanced learning by taking courses that will further develop a Biblical worldview.

Program Content:

Classes: Each program candidate will take a variety of six honor classes during the course of their Sophomore-Senior years at Trinity College of Florida, where one course option can be a one/two-week intensive class taken here at Trinity College, somewhere in the United States, or abroad. Trinity Honors Program classes include:

A.  Readings in Christian Thought/Theology 1  (Classical Period)

B.   Reading in Christian Thought/Theology 2    (Modern Day Period)

C.   Darwinism, Intelligent Design, and the Rhetoric of Science

D.  Contemporary Issues in Ethics and Theology

E.   C. S. Lewis - Apostle to the Skeptic

G.  Western Civilization - Great Books

Note: a student can take each course in the summer which will count towards the total of six courses.

Summer Honors Seminar: During the course of the program, each Honors student will be required to attend and complete the curriculum in one of the summer seminars (one or two weeks long) offered every summer at Trinity College of Florida, somewhere in the United States, or abroad (Summer 2015 seminar was held in Cambridge/Oxford, England, Summer 2017 Summer Seminar was on the East Coast – Yale, Princeton, New York City, Philadelphia, and Summer 2018 was held in Italy and Greece).

Summer Honors Reading:A total of two to three books will be read each summer in the Honors Program under the umbrella of “Great Books of Western Civilization” or “Classics of the Christian Faith.”

Senior Research Project: Each senior student at Trinity College of Florida is required to complete a senior research project that demonstrates research in his or her chosen field. Participants in the Honors Program will successfully complete their research and may be given additional “honors level” requirements added to their project that will set their project apart in keeping with the high expectations of being in the Honors Program.

Benefits of Honors Program: Study abroad; tangible recognition on resume; recognition at commencement; diploma, transcript; reception in late April before graduation; medallion at graduation. Advanced standing and better admission into many Masters programs.

How to Enter Program:

Qualifications: The Honors Program will be a three-year program where application for admission into the program will take place during one’s freshman year of college.

A.  Minimum score requirement of (29 on ACT)/1290 on SAT) and 3.5 GPA upon graduation from high school OR a GPA of at least 3.6 obtained during the first semester at Trinity College of Florida.

B.   Interview by Honors Program Director.

C.   Complete online application through the Trinity College website.

D.  All applicants must take and pass a 1-hour orientation course in the Spring of their freshman year in order to advance to candidacy in the program.

For inquiries or more information on the Honors Program, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Eric J. Bargerhuff at eric.bargerhuff@trinitycollege.edu. 


Class Overview:

1)      Current Honors Courses Schedule:

            Every Spring    Darwinism, Intelligent Design, and the Rhetoric of Science

            Spring 2018     C.S. Lewis – Apostle to the Skeptic

            Fall 2018         Contemporary Issues in Theology and Ethics

            Spring 2019     Readings in Christian Thought/Theology (Modern Period)

            Fall 2019         Readings in Christian Thought/Theology (Classical Period)

            Spring 2020     Western Civilization – Great Books

2)      Summer 2015 Trip – England (Cambridge/Oxford/London – C.S. Lewis)

3)      Summer 2017 Trip – East Coast (Yale, Princeton, NYC, Philadelphia – Early Christian Revivals on College Campuses)

4)      Summer 2018 Trip – Greece (Athens, Corinth), Italy (Venice, Rome) – Early Travels of Paul in Christianity

5)      Summer 2019 Trip - Israel


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