Living in Jerusalem – where the Bible’s largest historical figures walked and the world’s largest historical events took place – is an experience like no other! Exploring the Land in all of its physical, historical, social, and cultural beauty is equally amazing. Take a look below for a quick glimpse into what the life of a student at UHL entails.


Gain insight not acquired in classroom but rather by being outside in the “field” our unique context will revolutionize your reading of the Bible as well as your understanding of the Middle East!

Experience the Middle East and its various cultures in all their richness, beauty, and complexity. Plus, study among fellow Christian believers and mingle among Jews, Muslims, and other individuals, on a regular basis.

Form memories, friendships, and knowledge that will last a life time.

Benefit from UHL’s unique connections: Nazareth Village, Archaeological Dig under Bethelehem’s Nativity Church, Israel Museum, Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, and Rothberg International School.

Understand the Bible in “3D”   –  By being studying in the Land of the Bible, UHL students receive a three-dimensional look into the world of the patriarchs, prophets, Jesus, and the apostles. Student’s visit and study at  40 Biblical sites, walk in the same locations Jesus did, participate in archaeological digs, get to read and see the Dead Sea Scrolls for themselves, and engage in anthropological studies of Biblical societies, and more. All so the Bible becomes more real to them and they can help explain it to others.

Become experts in their field by adding experience to theory  – UHL’s unique partnership with various archaeological and reconstruction projects in Israel provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience “in the field”….digs in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Hair follicle analysis, a method developed at the University of the Holy Land, in use by student and faculty to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls.

Join the ranks of successful students who have gone on before them – Over the past thirty years, UHL graduates have been accepted into doctoral programs at the University of Fribourg, Brown University, the Hebrew University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Helsinki, City University of New York, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

Live in the city God loves – In Ezekiel 43:7, God calls Jerusalem the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever.” He inscribes Jerusalem on the palms of his hands and says it is the city where He watches over its walls continually (Isa. 49:16).  He even says, “I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion” (Zech. 1:14). Is it any wonder then that Jerusalem is the best city in the world?? UHL students will get to follow suit behind the greats such as David, Solomon, Jeremiah, and even the Apostles and live and study in the greatest city in the world.