Israel Study Trip

Travel to Israel with TMS

Spend three weeks in the land of Israel and learn how the geography, topography, archaeology, and history of Israel shed light on our understanding of Scripture.


Trip guide and chair of the Old Testament department, Dr. Michael Grisanti, studied at the Institute of Holy Land Studies (now Jerusalem University College) and has led over thirty trips to Israel. Dr. Grisanti will lead excursions and lectures along the way.

Special Opportunity

Extend your trip an extra week and work alongside the archaeological staff from the Associates of Biblical Research at their Tel Shiloh dig.

Important Considerations

  • In order for Dr. Grisanti to act as the official trip guide, without an Israeli guide present, everyone will be considered his students and therefore required to participate in lectures and exams. The exams will be straightforward and there will be review sessions to prepare beforehand. You will not be required to receive academic credit.
  • Be prepared for full days of walking (including steps up and down). You will be tired at the end of the day but will be overjoyed at what you are learning and blessed by the fellowship of fellow-students of the Word. To prepare for the trip, plan on getting a good set of walking shoes and put together a walking regimen.
  • Participants need to be in general agreement with TMS’s doctrinal statement. Teaching will be from a futuristic or dispensational, premillennial perspective, expecting the nation of Israel (made up of believing Israelites) to be established once again in the land of promise. Questions about this can be directed to Dr. Grisanti.
  • Many people have concerns about the safety of traveling to Israel. Consider this helpful article on the topic, Is it Safe to Travel to Israel?

2020 TMS Israel Study Trip Overview

Trip Date: May 11–31, 2020
Full Trip Cost: Approximately $4,100 for TMS students. See Trip Details for cost factors.
Registration Deadline: December 6th, 2019
Registration Details: To register, submit a $500 deposit and the Registration FormThere are 40 spots available for the Israel Study Trip. First preference is given to TMS students, alumni, and their wives. Others who register will be put on a waitlist until December 6, 2019. Registration deposits will be refunded if the trip reaches capacity.

More Information

As the trip gets closer, study suggestions will be emailed to everyone who registers so that they can adequately prepare.

Register for the Trip

Register for the trip by completing the following forms.


Dr. Michael Grisanti, Professor of Old Testaments and Director of Israel Study Trip
818.909.5649 |

Christine Dixon, Faculty Secretary and TMS Israel trip administrative assistant
818.909.5627 |