Australia

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 and 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 Content
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 Feburary to June.

Internships 
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 interships are limited and not guaranteed.

Application
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application
• Australia Studies Centre application
* The Australian Stiudies 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 semeste

Eligibility
Students must 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
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating at the ASC, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take between 15-16 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.

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

Costs
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and an additional fee for the Australian Study Center.  Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students.  Round trip airfare is additional.

For more information, contact:
Center for Study Abroad
Lemmons 9
Phone: 503-554-2150
E-mail: lscott@georgefox.edu