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Creation Care Study Program: South Pacific)


The mountainous islands of New Zealand provide an ideal setting to explore environmental stewardship. Explore contemporary global issues, drawing from theological, scientific, ethical, sociological, cultural and economic disciplines. Through trips to various regions of New Zealand, you will be able to witness your course material firsthand!


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


  • Sophomores, juniors, seniors
  • 2.75 GPA or higher


  • Courses may meet general education or major 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 plus $1,700 off-campus study fee.

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
New Zealand 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)



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“My faith has been transformed-I now understand and appreciate new ideas like Christian environmental stewardship ethics.”

~ Laura Grovatt


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