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Creation Care Study Program: Belize


Discover beautiful Belize through the Creation Care Study Program, a program geared toward non-science majors that focuses on the concept of Biblical stewardship.  Though Belize is a small country, it contains a wide variety of natural life, a massive rainforest, and includes Mayan, Hispanic and Afro-Caribbean cultures.


See firsthand! Check out the CCSP video.


Program Advisor
Dr. Erik Lindquist , Jordan 260, 717.766.2511 Ext. 2044


  • Sophomores, juniors, seniors
  • 2.75 GPA


  • Courses may meet major or general education requirements.
  • Courses will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.

Costs: 2014 - 2015 

Messiah tuition, room, board.

Fee covers:

  • tuition, housing, meals
  • educational excursions
  • pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. 

Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. 


Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.


Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Creation Care Studies Program Deadlines

Spring 2015 - October 31, 2014

Fall 2015 - April 1, 2015



Course Offerings
The Registrar’s Office has determined that the following courses taken at the Creation Care Study Program will fulfill General Education requirements:

General Education Requirement Met
Participation in the program   Cross-Cultural Waiver
Core Courses
Tropical Ecosystems (4 Credits)   Science
Introduction to Sustainable Community Development (4 Credits)   Science, Technology, and the World
God and Nature (4 credits)   Christian Beliefs
Environmental Literature (3)
Internship (1 - 3 credits) available


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“We spent a lot of time in nature itself seeing and experiencing God's creation. The best way to know an artist is to know his work”

~ Melissa Siegfried



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