Juniors Abroad

In order to enrich the intercultural and international awareness of our campus community, George Fox University offers a transportation-subsidized overseas course of approximately three weeks to any junior student who has fulfilled the following requirements. These tours occur during the annual May Term. Detailed information about eligibility and specific study tours is available from the director of Juniors Abroad.

Objectives

The student who successfully participates in Juniors Abroad will:

  1. Experience cross-cultural learning opportunities in cultures distinctly different from their own;
  2. Interact with the host culture through informal and formal contacts;
  3. Experience what it means to be a cultural "minority";
  4. Understand how to participate responsibly in a diverse global community;
  5. Learn, through the study of disciplines such as the fine arts, language, science, architecture, or history, how various social institutions affect the host culture.

Policies

  1. Students must have maintained three consecutive years of full-time enrollment. Transfer students may receive partial support for transportation expenses; requests for such support should be made to the director of Juniors Abroad.
  2. Students must register for either GEED 355 Cross-Cultural Experience-US or GEED 365 Cross Cultural Experience-International.
  3. Tuition costs of this course can be included as part of block tuition for the spring semester preceding the May Study-tour. Students will be billed for whatever credits exceed the 18 credit-hour block tuition limit.
  4. Students will pay room and board and other fees, in advance, for each study-tour for which they enrolled. All transportation and accommodations are arranged by the university. For the typical Juniors Abroad study-tour, the university will pay the full transportation cost for eligible students. On occasion, a tour with unusually high costs may involve a transportation surcharge.
  5. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the end of the fall semester preceding the May study-tour.
  6. Lifestyle violations, as reported by the Office of Student Life, may affect a student’s eligibility to participate (see Standards of Conduct).
  7. Students must obtain approval from the Health and Counseling Center before final approval will be given for a specific study-tour.
  8. The University reserves the right to disallow a student from participation if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the student or the study-tour group.
  9. Students must intend to return and graduate from George Fox University.
  10. Student accounts must be current as of Feb. 15 the year of the tour.
  11. The university reserves the right to withdraw from this program and commitment prior to fall registration in any year. Students already registered under the program are guaranteed the study-tour.
  12. In the event of an international monetary, military, or other crisis, the university reserves the right to cancel or postpone a study-tour or to make substitute arrangements.
  13. The university does not obligate itself to alternative remuneration to students who cannot go, who decide not to go, or who are ineligible to go on a Juniors Abroad study-tour.

Students (or alumni or friends of the university) who are ineligible for free transportation may apply to join a study-tour and pay their own transportation and tuition, on a space-available basis. Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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