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  • Locations: South Dakota, United States; Wyoming, United States
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Academic Courses: ENG, JCS, REL Housing: Hotel
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Program Fee: $5250
Program Description:

Belmont in Native American Lands 

PROGRAM | COURSES AVAILABLE | COSTS | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACTS

PROGRAM
 
Photo of Pine RidgeJUSTICE & RECONCILIATION IN THE LAKOTA SIOUX, EASTERN SHOSHONE, & NORTHERN ARAPAHO CULTURES
This Maymester will include:

Five days at the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota: Students will experience cultural activities, visit Wounded Knee and worship with the Lakota People, engage elders and artists from the community, serve in the Lutheran/Presbyterian ministry.
 
Four days in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota: Students will visit Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, hike the Badlands, and experience Wind Cave, Devils Tower, and Sylvan Lake.

Four days at the Shoshone/Arapaho Wind Reservation in Wyoming: Students will experience a sweat lodge, take a trail ride into the Wind River Mountains, and experience Shoshone and Arapaho culture and art, including 10,000-year-old Petroglyphs.
 
Four days at Yellowstone National Park:  Students will experience a customized Discovery program with our own ranger/guide, hike through geysers and mountain ranges, and see Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Photo of Pine RidgeCOURSES AVAILABLE
 
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Pine Ridge. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.


REL 3950: Questions That Matter, Jr. Cornerstone, Third-year Religion Path A or B
This is a problem based learning course that focuses on the complex nature of selected religious questions and the multiple ways people can address these questions.
 
ENG 3950: Third-Year Writing
An advanced writing course required of all Belmont students, which builds on skills students are asked to develop in ENG 1010 and their other General Education classes.
 


COSTS

1. Program Fee: $5,250: 
 
This fee will include round-trip travel from Nashville, all other transportation, housing, meals, admission to all group activities, student health insurance. 
 
Belmont students in Pine RidgeCosts not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 

APPLICATION PROCESS
 
Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.


FACULTY CONTACTS

Dr. Andy Watts
College of Theology and Christian Ministry
andy.watts@belmont.eduJAAC 2021
 
Dr. Robbie Pinter
Department of English
robbie.pinter@belmont.eduJAAC 3024





Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/05/2019 05/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.