Germany (AMBEX) Program
Situated in Regensburg, Germany, in the Bavarian region, the program emphasizes Reformation history, theology, and the German language. It is called the AMBEX program, short for American/Bavarian Exchange.
NOTE: There is a $2000 George Fox scholarship available for an eligible student who applies and is accepted to the AMBEX program.
Reformation Theology,Culture and Humanities Seminar
Electives: German language, People and Places of Europe, Art History, Modern German Literature, Dietrich Bonhoeffer/Martin Neimoller
Group travel to Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria
Individual and small group recreation, such as hiking, bicycling, skiing.
Worship and service in local evangelical churches
Opportunities to accompany local missionaries to Austria, Hungary, Romania
The student will fill out two applications:
George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here).
AMBEX application (to be completed online here). An application fee must accompany your application.
*The AMBEX application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
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.
Because students remain entolled at George Fox University while participating at AMBEX, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Studens 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.
Students live in a dedicated section of a youth hostel, which has space for sleeping, meals, classes, internet access and laundry. There is convenient transportation within the city of Regensberg.
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees and an additional fee for the AMBEX Program. Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional. AMBEX also has several scholarships available so it is suggested that you apply directly to AMBEX for these. There is also a GFU $2000 scholarship available for an eligible student.