Preparing for JUC
Before your arrival at JUC, here are a few things to sure you have take care of:
Map Materials (Pre-Israel Assignment)
When you are accepted into our study program, you will be sent mapping materials as a pre-Israel assignment. Because there will be so much to do once the program begins, it is important that you complete these materials before leaving for Israel and bring all of them with you. You will use these maps in the classroom and in the field. Follow the link below to the Regional Study Guide, which is your instruction booklet to completing the maps.
Arrival In Israel
Please schedule your arrival in Jerusalem on the date that housing opens for your study program. If you are taking a sherut (a shared shuttle taxi) from the airport to campus, exit the terminal and look for a large yellow sign at the curb, to the right, that reads:
After you arrive at JUC, you will receive a program schedule which includes the dates and times of field studies and locations of stay. While the staff at JUC does their best to adhere to the program schedule, please note that changes do occur even at the last minute or during the course of the program itself, due to logistical or safety reasons. If such changes occur, you will be informed of them by your instructor or by the JUC office.
Departure From Israel
Please schedule your departure for the last day of the program. If you wish to stay on campus longer, you must have prior written permission since rooms may not be available, and you will be charged for those days.
Group Transfer Buses
For those short-term groups which have ordered (prior to arrival) group transportation from Ben Gurion International Airport to Jerusalem, a representative of Jerusalem University College will meet you at the airport. It is important that everyone in the group gather at the baggage claim area and pass through customs (“nothing to declare”) together, then exit the airport together as a group. Once someone exits, it is not possible to return and look for stragglers.