Germany

Germany (AMBEX) Program Germany

Program Overview
Situated in Regensburg, Germany, in the Bavarian region, the program emphasizes Reformation history, theology, and the German language. It is called the AMBEX program, short for American/Bavarian Exchange.

NOTE: There are up to two $2000 in scholarhips available for a student who applies and is accepted to the AMBEX program. 

Additional Information: Program blog, Program informational video

Courses
Christian Worldview
Reformation History
Reformation Theology,Culture and Humanities Seminar
Electives: German language, People and Places of Europe, Art History, Modern German Literature, Dietrich Bonhoeffer/Martin Neimoller

Special features
Group travel to Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria
Individual and small group recreation, such as hiking, bicycling, skiing.
Worship and service in local evangelical churches
Opportunities to accompany local missionaries to Austria, Hungary, Romania

Application
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application
 AMBEX application
*The AMBEX application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Eligibility
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.

Credits
Because students remain entolled at George Fox University while participating at AMBEX, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Studens 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.

Housing
AMBEX students will be living in a very clean, secure, well managed Student Inn aka Regensburg Youth Hostel on an island, in the middle of the Danube River, just a short walk to Old Town or a major modern shopping center.  Plentiful, nutritious meals (buffet style) — multiple cuisines e.g. Italian, Asian, German, French, etc.) are served at their attractive award winning dining hall.  The Student Inn also has indoor and outdoor recreation facilities/equipment as well as internet and laundry capabilities on site. There is convenient transportation within the city of Regensberg.

Cost
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and an additional fee for the AMBEX Program.  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional. There are up to two $2000 in scholarhips available for a student who applies and is accepted to the AMBEX program.  This reduces the additional program fee by $2000.

For more information, contact:

Center for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
Email: lscott@georgefox.edu