In November, 2013 I took something called a Bible Core Course in Norway. As a part of the 3 month school we took a 10 day study trip to Israel. I felt so alive and in touch with everything I'd heard and read about while I was there. It was just so amazing. I won't say more, just look. But if you're every wondering if you really could venture to Israel--my advice to you is you can and you should.