Australia Studies Centre

Program Overview Australia
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 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.

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 surrounds.

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