Explore other cultures in a Christian college environment at George Fox. If you have a passion to serve overseas, the international studies major may be just right for you.

George Fox’s international studies major is ideal for those who have a passion to learn about and, potentially, work in other cultures. The international studies program prepares you to work in foreign missions, international commerce, economic development, and government service.

The major is taught in a Christian college setting and includes a strong international fieldwork emphasis. Students enroll in courses covering such subjects as foreign languages, political science, economics, anthropology, religion and communication.

Envision yourself pursuing a career in international education, trade and finance, missions, or relief and development? This major may be the fit for you. Many students in the program also pursue graduate studies in law, diplomacy, theology, business administration and other fields.

One of our recent international studies majors won a highly competitive internship with the Quaker United Nations Office in New York City. Another is working as a bilingual immigration counselor for Lutheran Community Services.   

Request information about the international studies major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.


What we offer …

  • Small classes

    Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.

  • Broad curriculum

    Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.

  • Networking opportunities

    We offer a network of alumni in positions of responsibility throughout the world.

  • Faculty expertise

    Our professors are current in their fields and care about each student who comes through the door. Instructors are accessible both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Global opportunities

    Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 60 out of 1,800 American colleges in study-abroad participation.

  • Center for Peace and Justice

    This center offers a variety of learning experiences to help students prepare for practical peacemaking in their work, church, community and family.

  • National recognition

    George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.