Belize Creation Care Study Program

Imagine hiking through a tropical rainforest, watching monkeys swing from trees, and ending the afternoon swimming at the foot of a waterfall. Even more exciting, you’ll have the opportunity to study sustainable development and tropical ecology from the Christian perspective of “creation care.” The Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) utilizes field studies everywhere from Belizean villages to tropical rainforests, mountain streams, and Caribbean atolls. Also, students have the opportunity to take part in interest-specific internship and practicum experiences with Belizean organizations that are working on regeneration of the land. For more information, check out Creation Care Study Program.

 

 

General Information

Requirements: To be considered for the CCSP program you must have completed one full year of college study, have a 2.75 or higher GPA, and be approved as a good representative of your institution.

Cost: Tuition and room/board rate at JBU plus cost of airfare & optional independent travel expenses; 50% of JBU institutional aid applicable

Housing: Short-term homestays with local families; hotels while traveling

 

Academics

Courses Offered (choose 3):

COURSES

TRANSFERS AS:

CREDITS

Tropical Ecosystems

BIO 4124 Selected Topics or core requirement for biological science

4

God and Nature

GSC 4133 Faith and Science

4

Intro to Sustainable Community Development

ICS 3243 Principles & Philosophy of Community Development; counts towards an intercultural studies minor

4

Environmental Literature 

EGL 4483 selected topics

3

Internship

BIO 4122 Biology Internship

2

 

How to Apply:

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Complete the Undergraduate International Studies Application Packet.
3. Return the application and all documentation to International Programs Office.

4. Complete and submit the application on the Application Page of the CCSP Website. Please note the deadlines listed below.

The studies team leaders review all applications and will communicate with applicants accordingly.

Deadlines

International Programs Application

Fall: February 1st
Spring: October 1st

CCSP Application

Fall: April 1st
Spring: October 31st

 

For More Information, contact:

Melissa Dea Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University
mstevens@jbu.edu
(479)524-7363