Veritas in Seoul
This program is offered in colloboration with Veritas Christian Study Abroad at the Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea. South Korea (or the Republic of Korea) is one of the most highly developed and stable democracies in East Asia. The history of civilization on the Korean peninsula dates back almost 4,000 years, and the country itself has existed since 1948.
Students are required to take a Global Misson Perspectives course and an International Missions/Service-learning practicum taught by local Veritas staff, and a beginning language course. The remainder of the courses will be taken at Konkuk University. For a sample list of courses go to courses. Scroll to the bottom to see a partial list of courses taught in English.
This program includes several excursions including trips to Busan, Bueyo and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form
• Veritas Christian Study Abroad application* (An application fee must accompany your application)
* The Veritas Christian Study Abroad application should only be completed after being informed from the George Fox Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. There is NO language requirement.
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating with Veritas, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take 16 credit hours. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus.
Students will stay in one of three Korea University Domirotries: CJ International House, Anam Global House and Anam Hall 2, based on availability and placements. During summer programs at Korea Univeristy, Frontier House dormitory will be available for students. Veritas students will live with other local Korean students and international students
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees (an additional fee is required to attend some programs). Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional.