George Fox sent more than 200 students overseas in May as part of the university’s Juniors Abroad and Summer Serve programs.
Nearly 200 students and 15 faculty members participated in nine international study trips with Juniors Abroad, visiting Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East for three weeks in May.
Meanwhile, three teams of about two dozen students, staff and alumni spent three weeks serving in Romania/Moldova, Argentina and Kenya. The Romania/Moldova and Argentina teams partnered with a longtime ministry partner, Word Made Flesh, to perform work projects and relational ministry. In Kenya, George Fox volunteers worked with Open Arms International, an agency dedicated to bettering lives through medical expertise, education, Christian ministry and partnerships.
The two programs are a big reason George Fox ranks high nationally for study abroad participation. With nearly half of the university’s traditional undergraduates experiencing an overseas study experience before graduation, George Fox ranks among the nation’s top 50 schools in the percentage of students who study abroad, according to U.S. News & World Report (2013-14). George Fox also ranks among the top five Christian colleges in study abroad participation.