Juniors Abroad

For more than 35 years, George Fox has annually sent hundreds of junior and senior students to every continent other than Antarctica. For many, a Juniors Abroad trip is the most indelible and memorable experience during their college years.

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What We Do

Each spring, during May Term, teams of faculty mentors lead about a dozen groups of between 15 and 25 students on three-week trips to every corner of the globe, providing an in-depth glimpse into the culture, customs and history of a place that can’t fully be appreciated in a classroom.

And the best part? You get to choose where you want to go! 

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Where We Go

The question should really be, “Where haven’t we gone?” We can’t guarantee you will get your first country of choice, but keep an open mind! We often have students return from a trip and tell us that, despite not getting their first choice, they were thrilled with where they went and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.

Here is a sampling of the places we have visited:

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Israel
  • Greece
  • Scandinavia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Honduras
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Guatemala
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Tibet
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • South Korea
  • The British Isles
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Hong Kong
  • South Africa
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Russia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Morocco
  • Croatia
  • Belize

The destinations offered in a given year vary according to faculty and student interest.

Check out spring 2024 trips


Juniors Abroad is open to any junior student who has fulfilled the appropriate requirements. If you’ve completed three consecutive years of full-time enrollment, about 50% of the transportation expenses are subsidized by the university.

As a result, your cost for a three-week trip is just $2,400. This includes all transportation, food, lodging, and admission fees to required venues.

Eligibility requirements



Here are a few basic policies to be aware of:

Visit our policies page to get all the details on requirements and expectations.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact us! We are located in Minthorn 102-103 in the basement of Minthorn Hall.


David Martinez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Director, Center for Study Abroad

Wendi Upjohn-Hankel

Wendi Upjohn-Hankel

Assistant Director, Center for Study Abroad

Juniors Abroad, Ecuador and Gal√°pagos trip

The Juniors Abroad program is such a rare and amazing opportunity. If we didn't have this I can almost tell you for a fact that I would have never gone to Ecuador. I learned so much and was so humbled while I was over there. I got to see God's amazing creations in vastly different areas from the sea life in the Galapagos to the spiders and bugs in the Amazon. Everything was so unique and beautiful, something I wouldn't get to see in America or even anywhere else in the world.