Juniors Abroad Policies

In order to enrich the intercultural and international awareness of our campus community, George Fox offers a transportation-subsidized overseas course of approximately three weeks to any junior student who has fulfilled the eligibility requirements. These trips occur each year in May.

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Trip Objectives

As a student on these trips, you will:


  • To participate, you must have maintained three consecutive years of full-time enrollment. Transfer students may receive partial support for transportation expenses; requests for such support should be made to the director of Juniors Abroad.
  • You must register for GEED 365 Cross Cultural Experience-International and GEED 465 (the registrar will automatically register students for these two courses if the student is enrolled in 365).
  • Tuition costs of this course can be included as part of block tuition for the spring semester preceding the May study tour. You will be billed for whatever credits exceed the 18-credit-hour block tuition limit.
  • You will pay room and board and other fees, in advance, for the study tour for which you enrolled. All transportation and accommodations are arranged by the university. For the eligible Juniors Abroad students, the university will pay approximately one-half of the total cost for the study tour. On occasion, a trip with unusually high costs may involve a transportation surcharge. 
  • You must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the end of the fall semester preceding the trip.
  • Lifestyle violations, as reported by the Office of Student Life, may affect your eligibility to participate (see Standards of Conduct).
  • You must obtain approval from the Health and Counseling Center before final approval by the Center for Study Abroad will be given for a specific trip. You must also keep trip faculty apprised of any changes to your health status.
  • The university reserves the right to disallow a student from participation if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the student or the study-tour group.
  • You must intend to return and graduate from George Fox University.
  • Student accounts must be current as of Feb. 15 the year of the tour.
  • You are required to have all childhood vaccinations to travel with Juniors Abroad.
  • You must obtain a passport by the Monday after Thanksgiving prior to the trip.
  • The university reserves the right to withdraw from this program and commitment prior to fall registration in any year. Students already registered under the program are guaranteed the trip.
  • In the event of an international monetary, military, or other crisis, the university reserves the right to cancel or postpone a tour or to make substitute arrangements.
  • The university does not obligate itself to offer alternative remuneration to students who cannot go, who decide not to go, or who are ineligible to go on a Juniors Abroad trip.


As a participant on a trip, you are responsible for your personal conduct at all times and agree to comply with all expectations of George Fox University, including the George Fox Lifestyle Standards as given in the university’s Student Handbook and the Juniors Abroad Student Handbook in Canvas.