Jerusalem University College
Jerusalem University College, founded in 1957 and formerly known as the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, is an independent undergraduate and graduate academic institution in Israel utilized by a consortium of 85 mostly North American theological seminaries and Christian colleges and universities, as well as schools from Africa and Asia. Students from non-consortium schools, including Christian and Secular Universities who meet the entrance requirements also attend. JUC provides an independent two-year graduate program of courses leading to the degrees of Masters of Arts in Biblical History and Geography and in Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions, and for the Consortium it offers a graduate or undergraduate semester or year abroad, as well as a variety of shorter two and three week courses.
Utilizing world class scholars in their fields of archaeology, history, geography, language and culture from the region and from the United States, the school is widely known as the expert in the historical and geographical settings of the Christian Scriptures as well as the history, cultures and religions of the Middle East. The school's curriculum falls "within the framework of the conservative evangelical Christian thought as represented by the members schools of the consortium," --these schools include a wide range of Protestant traditions. JUC is accredited by the Asian Theological Association (ATA) and is an international affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities 
The campus is located on Mount Zion outside the Old City of Jerusalem near the Jaffa Gate and overlooks the Hinnom Valley (Valley of Gehenna). Since 1967, the school's campus has been the grounds of the Bishop Gobat School (est. 1847 by Samuel Gobat), which moved in 1853 in the building erected on unused reserve land of the Protestant Mount Zion Cemetery. The cemetery is only reached through the campus. Besides the Jerusalem campus, the school also maintains an office in the United States, in the state of Illinois.
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