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Events and Excursions

Dome of the Rock - Jerusalem


Through planned excursions NYU Tel Aviv students discover the many wonders of Israel; hikes through the Golan Heights, tours of the Old City of Jerusalem, and to the city of Safed, a visit to a mountain-top community of artists and mystics. 

Personal travel may lead you to neighboring countries to see the Pyramids in Egypt, the awe-inspiring ruins of Petra in Jordan reachable from Israel on a day trip, spend a weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, or visit the beautiful island Cyprus.

Below is a list of places some of our students have traveled during their semester(s) abroad. Please note that NYU does not offer staff-sponsored excursions to all destinations below. 

The Golan Heights is an area in the southwestern corner of Syria that borders Israel. 

The Old City of Jerusalem, with its narrow, cobblestone streets is divided into four quarters; The Muslim, Armenian, Jewish, and Christian Quarters. The Old City is a small area but is home to several sites of key religious importance, including the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque. 

The ancient town of Safed is located in the mountains of North Israel.

Famous for its ancient civilization some of the world's most recognized monuments--the pyramids.

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has a unique culture and geopolitical position.

Visit the beautiful island of Cyprus, located south of Turkey.

Historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is Turkey's largest city. 

Visit the magical ancient city of Petra, without a doubt one of the Middle East's must-see sights. 

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