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 Christian Heritage College, located in Brisbane, Australia. The ASC is designed to integrate the firsthand observation and study of Australian culture, history, religion, politics and Indigenous cultures together with experiential service learning and formal instruction in Christian studies, business, ministries, social sciences, education and humanities. Brisbane is located on the east coast of Australia and is a short distance from the Sunshine Coast and Surfers Paradise.

Course ContentAustralia
The program is comprised of two core units designed especially for ASC students, and two elective units units or an internship. Note that fall semester is July to November and spring semester is from February to June.

ASC offers internships in a variety of disciplines, including social sciences (these include social work, child protection, youth ministry, community development), and business (accounting, management, marketing, business and administration). Note that internships are limited and not guaranteed.

Program Fees
Students pay their regular George Fox tuition and room and aboard and continue to receive all of their financial aid.  Due to the high cost of some programs an additional fee may be charged.  The student is responsible for round trip airfare.  There also may be an additional charge for a visa. The fee does include emergency travel insurance.

The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application
The Australian Studies Centre 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.
• Australia Studies Centre application

Students may be housed with Australian families situated in Brisbane and its surroundings.

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