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Posts by Kyle Legant

Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with an International MA in Archaeology Student

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with an International MA in Archaeology Student

One of the greatest parts of the college experience is the people you meet and the friends you make, and that is even truer when you are studying abroad. The International Master’s Program is great in that it allows us to meet and work with students from around the world. This month I thought it would be interesting to let you meet someone else from the program. Meet Sabine, a first year MA student from Germany.   What other schooling have you done before this Master’s Program, Sabine? I went to Heidelberg University and did my diplom in theology. A diplom is a combined...

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Out and About: an Archaeological Tour to Tel Dan and Hazor

Posted by on May 16, 2013

Out and About: an Archaeological Tour to Tel Dan and Hazor

  A couple of weeks ago we went on our first archaeological tour of the second semester.   Our first stop was Tel Dan, a mere 3 hour bus ride from campus at the northern tip of Israel, and the second stop was the ancient city of Hatzor.   During the drive our tour guide, Ph.D. student Ido Koch, explained interesting facts about the landscape and how it changed as we drove and pointed out several important locations in the history of the land as we passed them. Tel Dan Despite having traveled through much of Israel over the past six months I was unprepared for what Tel Dan had...

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First Semester at TAU: Highlights from the International MA Program

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013

First Semester at TAU: Highlights from the International MA Program

T.A.U., or as the students call it, Tau, is supposed to stand for Tel Aviv University, but that is a misnomer. The campus is actually just north of Tel Aviv, in Ramat Aviv, and after a semester here I believe it more accurately stands for The Adventure University. My journey began when I chose to do my undergrad in anthropology, but job hunting with a just a B.A. in that field is like a “Mission: Impossible”. For that reason continuing my education with an M.A. was the only reasonable option. I was lucky and found the International Program website while researching Tel Megiddo, one of...

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