THE OREGON EXTENSION
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE FIRE UP YOUR MIND
Every OE semester is different, but our underlying goals for student learning remain foundational.
CULTIVATING VISION AND ATTENTIVENESS
OUR HOPE IS THAT A SEMESTER AT THE OE WILL:
Give students an experience of living closer to the basic conditions of life.
Make students more aware of the fragile gift of the natural world.
Expose students to experiments in sustainable living.
Provide students with an experience in intentional community.
Foster in students a stronger sense of their own “voice.”
Provide students with a richer understanding of the expansive world of Christianity and its effects.
Put some new tools in students’ intellectual toolbox to examine social, cultural, and historical processes, toward the end of attaining a more coherent vision of life.
While many off-campus programs offer a passport to international travel and exposure to centers of world culture, the Oregon Extension invites you to find your place in a mountain hamlet out of the heavy currents in which most of us spend our lives. It is not a better program than the rest, but one that meets different needs. In this momentary break from the frenzied pace of the twenty-first century, perhaps we will see our lives, our relationships, our faith, and the life of the world just a bit more clearly. Join us if you want to stay put for a while, take part in the ongoing human conversation about the meaning of it all, and engage with others like yourself in the struggle to know, to care and to believe.