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  • Locations: Montana, United States; South Dakota, United States; Wyoming, United States
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: ENG, JCS, REL
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Fidelity 204 - Belmont USA
Program Fee: $5250 Belmont USA Coordinator: Jess Lancaster
Program Description:

Belmont in Native American Lands 



Photo of Pine Ridge

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. 
students at yellowstone sign
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.

Photo of Pine RidgeINB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business - INB 3300)


1. Program Fee: $5,250: This fee will include round-trip travel from Nashville, all other transportation, housing, meals and admission to all group activities
Costs 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 

Dates and Deadlines
students hiking

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
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.


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

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.