September 30, 2016


Alumni and friends invited to join Israel/Palestine trip

The faculty-led cross-cultural trip takes place May 24-June 7, 2017. Deadline for reservations: Dec. 10.

Alumni and friends of MTSO are invited to join MTSO students and faculty for a cross-cultural trip to Israel/ Palestine May 24-June 7, 2017. The trip is led by Professor John Kampen and Associate Professor Yvonne Zimmerman, with Assistant Professor Ryan Schellenberg accompanying. More details of the trip are on the attached flier.


The pricing below includes all breakfasts and dinners as well as three lunches. Lunch prices tend to run about $8-$12/day depending on where we are and your tastes. Be aware that soft drinks and alcohol are extra at all meals. Also, you will be considered an auditor by the school so will also need to pay the audit fee of $200 for the course ($75 for seniors). The cost for the trip will vary depending on the number of participants.

Cost each for 30 participants: $3,600

Cost each for 16 participants: $4,100

If the size of the trip is between those two extremes, price will be adjusted accordingly.


A commitment to the trip and a $200 deposit will be required by Dec. 10. Full payment of the fee for the trip is due Feb. 10. That is also when the school will need your passport information.

Orientation and information

The school will send instructions for getting information from the on-campus orientation sessions we will have with the students on the trip. This will be either through a login to the actual session or through a link to recordings of the sessions. There will be five one-hour orientation sessions on campus. You will also receive all the information that is provided for students in preparation for the trip. There also is a list of required and recommended readings. You will receive those as well. Included in the recommendations will also be some movies.

Submission of materials

Indications of interest, deposits and fees should be sent to:

Office of Academic Affairs
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
3081 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015

For inquiries and further information about the trip, please contact Professor John Kampen:

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.