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Portland Semester

George Fox University and Mission Year have partnered together to offer college students an exciting opportunity to love God and love people in the urban context while also earning academic credit.

The Semester in the City is a dynamic opportunity for you to live a holistic life of faith, study, and service. You will live in a community house in a neighborhood in Portland looking for creative ways to live out your faith, build authentic community, and pursue justice. Students will take classes while also living in community and devoting time to serve a neighborhood in Portland.


Beginning Fall 2015


Urban Issues (3 CR)
Theology of Poverty (3 CR)
Justice Matters: Action and Reflection in an Urban Context (3 CR)
Urban Field Experience/Internship (6 CR)


Students will live in a community house set up by Mission Year.


The student must obtain and fill out a George Fox off-campus application form (available at the Center for Global Studies) and the Mission Year application (available here).


Any student that has a heart for loving God and loving people in the urban context. Especially those who are interested in radical discipleship, living in community, seeking justice, and serving an urban neighborhood.


The student pays George Fox’s standard tuition and room and board rates and continues to receive the university’s financial aid.