The Creation Care Study Program (CCSP) is a semester abroad connecting Christian faith with the urgent global issues of the coming decades. You will embrace new intellectual and spiritual challenges while experiencing unparalleled learning opportunities in tropical rainforests, mountain streams, and coral reefs.
Programs are offered during the fall and spring semesters in Belize and New Zealand. Natural wonders, vibrant cross-cultural exchange, and outstanding faculty combine to make CCSP the semester of a lifetime.
Central America: Belize
Located along the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize is home to a host of Caribbean and Central American cultures and ethnic groups as well as inspiring ecological diversity, including neotropical rainforests, and the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere.
Within this context, CCSP students are able to examine sustainable development and tropical ecology through a Christian lens of creation care and stewardship by utilizing field studies in Belizean villages, tropical rainforests, mountain streams and Caribbean atolls. Students also have the opportunity to take part in interest-specific internship and practicum experiences with Belizean organizations seeking regeneration and renewal of the land and communities.
The South Pacific: New Zealand
From New Zealand's snow capped mountains to its topaz coastline, CCSP's New Zealand students explore a wonderland of unique ecosystems. Home to about twelve percent of all the earth's endangered species and a world leading innovator in conservation and environmental management, New Zealand is an ideal place for studying care of creation.
A rigorous academic semester comprised of ecology, theology, environmental literature, and sustainable community development is enhanced by a community living experience from the first day students move into CCSP's Old Convent campus, to homestays with locals.
Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in the pre- and post-departure New Perspectives course. Lab fees apply as of Fall 2013. Visit the GEO for details or go to the GEO Global Understanding webpage.
All Gordon students applying to The Creation Care Study Program must first submit an online seat application (link available to Gordon students only) to participate in a Global Education program. Only after you have been approved by the Global Education Office for study abroad, may you proceed with The Creation Care Study Program's online application.
Apply to participate in Global Education Programs with the Online Seat Application (link available to Gordon students only). After being approved for participation you may apply to the Creation Care Study Program. CCSP Program deadlines are:
You will be charged the basic term expenses as indicated in the academic catalog, and you may apply your internal scholarships to the cost of the program. Please consult with Student Financial Services to review your situation.
Regular costs include:
For further information please contact:
The Global Education Office
See the CCSP homepage for further details