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Week 4 of My Study Abroad Trip in Haifa, Israel

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great week. This week I had the privilege of visiting Jerusalem for 4 days with some of my friends from the international school. This trip changed my life forever as a member of the Christian faith. I was blessed to be able to see where Jesus walked and lived. My favorite part of the whole experience was visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher located in the Old City of Jerusalem. This church is the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. It was mind blowing for me to see these sites in person that I have learned about since I was a child in Sunday school. The presence of the Holy Spirit was undeniable inside of those church walls. Additionally, I was able to see the Western Wall, which is the most religious site in the world for Jewish people. It was an unmatched experience to see so many people from various religions around the world come together in Jerusalem to celebrate and contemplate their faith. During the third day of my trip, I visited the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, Masada National Park and the Dead Sea. The hike up to the top of Masada was definitely the most difficult hike I have ever done. I would compare it to a 45 minute stair master workout at a high speed. The Dead Sea was amazing as well. I was so surprised that I was able to float in the water with no effort at all due to the high concentration of salt in the water. Moreover, I had the opportunity to ride a Camel and this was an experience that I will never forget. The man that owned the camel even told me to stand on top of the camel and take a picture. Lastly, I was able to practice my Arabic a lot on the trip, especially in Jerusalem because there were native speakers all around. I’d like to end this weeks blog post by stating how grateful I am to the Fund for Education Abroad and Boren Scholarships for funding my trip abroad and providing me with these once in a lifetime experiences. Thank you all for reading this week and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you! 🙂

Top of Masada
Pistachio the Camel
Old City, Jerusalem
Christ’s Tomb
Where Jesus was crucified
Jaffa Street
The tour guide also let my friend Nicole guide the Camel
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  1. I have been waiting for another post from you!🤗Thank YOU for sharing your experiences with us! Enjoy this worthwhile opportunity!!

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