‘MTSU On the Record’ features summer study-abroad ...

‘MTSU On the Record’ features summer study-abroad trip to Holy Land [+VIDEO]

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MTSU’s third consecutive study-abroad course in Israel was the topic of a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Karen Petersen

Dr. Karen Petersen

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Karen Petersen, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a professor in the Department of Political Science, first aired Jan. 19 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and You can listen to their conversation here.

“The Politics of Being ‘Israel’ from Abraham to Modern Democracy” is slated for July 14 to 24.

The deadline for applying for MTSU’s study-abroad scholarships is Feb. 4; you can find more details about the trip, including a video and links to an application form and scholarship details, here.

Airfare, lodging, transportation and most meals are included in the estimated cost of $4,350 to $4,950. The itinerary will include Jerusalem, Galilee, Masada and the Dead Sea, among other highlights.

Petersen and Dr. Mark Byrnes, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will lead the course.

“Strikingly, I think that the one thing that all the students tell me is that they cannot believe how different it is from what they see on television and what the media portray Israel to be,” Petersen said.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip of the interview is available below.