Romania

Romania Studies Program

Program Overview Word Made Flesh
Students spend a semester studying and working in Romania as they delve into the remarkable history and culture of a country experiencing great social change in a post-communist climate. Students will be hosted by Word Made Flesh, a world-wide missional organization dedicated to serving Jesus amongst the world's most vulnerable populations. WMF's mission in Galati, Romania serves at-risk children, street youth and poor families. Christians from Romania and other nations come together from various local churches to seek the Kingdom of God in community. Through ministry on the streets and educational programs at a community center, WMF strives for a transformed society in which the poor are redeemed and empowered. 

Courses

  • Romanian Language
  • Romania: History, Culture, Christianity, and National Identity
  • Relief and Development in a post-Communist Context
  • The Church and Poverty
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Cross-Cultural Field Practicum (throughout the semester)

Excursions
Excursions will include travel to Moldovia and either Serbia, Ukaraine, or Russia

Application Process
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad or downloaded here).
• Romanian Studies Program application (currently being created).

*The Romanian Studies Program application should only be completed after being informed by the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.

Eligibility
Students should 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
The amount of credits students will earn while in Romania is still being determined. 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
Word Made Flesh will provide room and board for students with Romanian host families.

Costs
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.

For Further Information Contact:
Center for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
E-mail: lscott@georgefox.edu

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