The Israel Bible Extension program, “IBEX,” is TMU’s 15-week semester abroad program in Israel. IBEX provides a quality educational opportunity for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of the geography, history, archaeology, and culture of the land of Israel. Classroom lectures and frequent field trips expose students to every corner of the land and to every period of the history of the people of that land. Each student’s educational experience, as well as his or her personal maturation, is significantly enhanced by the cross-cultural experience which the semester-abroad program provides.
CostThe price for a semester in Israel (including tuition, full board and class-related travel expenses) is the same as that of a TMU student living on the California campus, plus the cost of airfare.
Our extension campus is at Yad Hashmona near Jerusalem. Facilities include:
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Academic study trips (both bachelors and graduate level; 2-4 credits) are sometimes offered during the summer months between regular semesters.
During the semester program, IBEX students participate in various archaeological excavations at ancient sites associated with biblical events. Participants in short-term trips often are able to participate in a “Dig for a Day.”
“The world is a great book, of which they who never stir from home read only a page.”
-Augustine (AD 354-430)
For more information, contact our IBEX Office.
Application Process Descriptions
Please read the criteria carefully to find the IBEX application that fits your academic situation. This program is open to undergraduate college students of sophomore standing or higher only.
These applications are for the semester program only. Please contact the IBEX Office for information on short-term trips.
The Master’s University Student IBEX Application
IBEX application for university students accepted by or currently attending The Master’s University
Consortium Student IBEX Application
IBEX application for college students attending one of the following colleges:
Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania)
Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio)
Corban College (Salem, Oregon)
Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois)
Philadelphia Biblical University (Langhorne, Pennsylvania)
Non-Consortium Student IBEX Application
IBEX application for college students attending neither The Master’s University nor an IBEX consortium college (see above).