Belize Creation Care

Study Abroad in Belize

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.

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


Courses Offered (choose 3):




Tropical Ecosystems

BIO 4124 Selected Topics or core requirement for biological science


God and Nature

GSC 4133 Faith and Science


Intro to Sustainable Community Development

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


Environmental Literature 

EGL 4483 selected topics



BIO 4122 Biology Internship



How to Apply:

1. Complete and submit the application on the Application Page of the CCSP Website. Please note the deadlines listed below.
2. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at by October 15th(spring semester deadline) or February 15th (fall semester deadline).


CCSP Application

Fall: April 1st
Spring: October 31st