Shalom and salaam! On behalf of the Associated Schools, welcome to the JUC website.
First, let me say a word to students considering JUC--you need to come! One of our former students wrote about her experience, "Studying the Bible in the land of the Bible is like turning a jewel in the sunlight; you see colors you never saw before." That's so true! I was 38 years old the first time I came to Israel, and looking back, I wish I could have come as a student. And JUC is uniquely positioned and equipped to give you a top quality educational experience, right in the land where so much of biblical history took place!
Second, let me say a word to institutions who may be considering membership in the JUC Consortium of Associated Schools. As someone whose home institution (Columbia International University) has long been impacted by JUC, I don't believe there's a finer place in Israel to send your students. Short-term and long-term programs are led by top scholars in the field who love students and who love teaching at JUC. Undergraduates may study up to a year at JUC and incorporate their work back into their home institutions; graduate students may do likewise, or perhaps they may choose one of JUC's M.A. programs. And in many cases, students find their financial aid packages from their home institutions apply to their work at JUC!
I've been privileged to serve as part of the JUC Board of Directors since 1994 and have served as Chairman of the Associated Schools since 1997. God clearly has his hand on this institution, and has helped us weather the sometimes perplexing storms of the Middle East. I can also assure you that JUC works hard to ensure the safety of all its students, and by God's grace, no student has ever encountered a serious problem in the school's history.
Again, I'm pleased to recommend JUC to you. If you have any further questions of me, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely in Christ,
Chairman, JUC Associated Schools
Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages
Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(800) 777-2227 x5361