The New Horizons Foundation has developed its Romania Semester in close conjunction with its work in community development and adventure education for youth in post-communist Romania.
Full of majestic mountains and medieval castles, Romania suffers the devastating effects of high unemployment, moral apathy, and endemic corruption and distrust as a legacy of decades of dictatorial rule under Soviet-style communism. Students explore the powerful role of experiential education in rebuilding a vision for the common good in the context of post-communist society.
The Romania Semester offers students the opportunity to invest themselves fully in another culture, and to be transformed themselves while serving as agents of transformation.
Click here to reach the webpage developed for the program by Northwestern College (Iowa), the program's accrediting American Christian liberal arts institution.
While the Romania Semester program offers a rich experience in the dynamic context of post-communist Eastern Europe, it accepts applications from any student who:
Students follow the Romania Semester's curriculum of four courses, receiving the credits as determined by Northwestern College in Iowa, the accrediting institution..
Students may fulfill their Global Understanding core credit requirement by participating in this semester when they take the pre- and post-departure New Perspectives course. Lab fees apply as of Fall 2013. Please see the GEO for details.
Fall Semester: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications for the Romania Semester by March 15. All other supporting materials due by March 30. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by March 30.
Students pay normal Gordon costs* per semester including:
Gordon students maintain all regular scholarships against total costs.
The Global Education Office
Prof. John Skillen
Associate Dean of European Programs
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