THIS PROGRAM IS ON SABBATICAL FOR 2016-17.
The Oregon Extension offers a fall semester of accredited college studies for the student who wants a more down to earth, honest, liveley and deeply engaged learning expereience in an intentional community setting. The Oregon Extension (OE) is located in a mountain hideaway in the sourthern Oregon Cascades and invites students to live a simplified life in a rustic forest setting as they deepen their love of learning, encourage a more integreated vision of life in which all things can be understood in their relations to God. This is a unique alternative semester for Christian college students and other honest seekers.
The OE semester is divided into four 3 1/2 week segments or courses. Each course is taught one at a time. The overarching interdisciplinary themes for each segment are: The Natural World, The Social World, The Human Person, Religious Faith.
Over the course of the semster students will leave campus both for single-day excursions as well as multi-day excursions. These excursions will include, attending plays at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, overnight camping to Lava Bed National Monument, a six-day backpacking trip in the Cascades or Sierras, a three-day trip to the Oregon Coast, and a four-day trip to San Francisco.
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application
• OE application
*The OE 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.
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating at the OE, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take between 12-16 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 are housed in cabins (built in 1029 to house familes of local mill workers) with three other students. The cabins are basic, but do have electricity, hot water, a kitchen and a wood stove for heating. Students will have the opportunity to shop, eat and clean up after meals, and join faculty in chores such as cutting and chopping firewood.
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and a small additional fee. Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional.