Romania Studies Program

Program Overview 
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. 


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

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.

Application Process
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form

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.  Contact the Center for Study Abroad office for this application.

Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to apply.

Word Made Flesh will provide room and board for students with Romanian host families.

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