Australia Studies Centre

Program Overview
In conjunction with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, George Fox students can participate in the Australia Studies Centre (ASC). Students study at the Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts, located in Sydney, Australia. The program is designed primarily for those interested in the study of theology, music, drama or art.

Course Content
The program is comprised of one seminar course designed especially for ASC students, a seminar in Australian history, culture and society, and three or four electives selected from Wesley Institute's list of courses.

Additional Learning Opportunities
Students will regularly participate in a service project in conjunction with Wesley Mission. Opportunities could include working with the homeless, handicapped, underprivileged or orphans. Students will also travel throughout Australia.

The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here).
• Australia Studies Centre application (to be completed online here). An application fee must accompany your application.

*The ASC application should only be completed after being informed from the 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 at the ASC, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take between 15-16 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 may be housed with Australian families situated in neighborhoods around Wesley Institute.

The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and an additional fee for the Australian Study Center.  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students.  Round trip airfare is additional.

For more information, contact:
Center for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150

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