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FOOD, FAITH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
Come explore the Pacific Northwest where we will learn about food, faith, and the environment. In this program, we will blend science, religion, and writing to examine the relationship humans have with the natural world. During our trip, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the rugged and beautiful coasts of Oregon, visit multiple national parks, examine how your food is grown and processed, hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, and explore your own spiritual connections with the landscape. We will begin our trip with 7 days on the Oregon coast where we will go whale watching, visit tide pools, tour a cheese making factory, and explore local towns. From there we will spend 7 days in southern Oregon where we will hike in the deserts and mountains, climb through caves, visit farms, see a play at the Oregon Shakespeare festival, and go whitewater rafting
- Whitewater Rafting
- Whalewatching Tour
- Hiking trips
- Exploring tide pools
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 this program. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
- ENG 3950: Third Year Writing- The Rhetoric of Food
- This course enables you to explore your study abroad experience through food writing, giving you an opportunity to strengthen your writing skills as well as enhance your experience on our travels through Oregon.
- ENV 1950/3950: Human Impacts on the Environment (lab science or non-lab science: no prerequisites)
- In this course, we will explore the relationship humans have with the environment from a scientific perspective. To do this, we will talk about how humans impact the landscape through agriculture, development, and fishing across the Oregon coast and the Cascade Mountain range.
- REL 3915: Ancient and Contemporary Wisdom: Kinship with All Life
- (Fulfills Junior Cornerstone Class Requirement and Path B in the General Education Religion requirements. Understanding the Bible/Rel 1010 is a prerequisite) We will focus on the creatureliness of humans and our perspective and relationships to all other creatures, particularly around just eating practices, as well as other spiritual practices such as wilderness hiking.
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)
1. Program Fee: $3,500:
This fee will include airfare, admission to all national parks/cultural sites, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Whitewater Rafting, Cheese making tour, all dinners, and health insurance.
Costs not covered by the program fee include:
additional meals, 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
Faculty-Led 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
How to Apply
- Spring Break Programs: November 15
- Maymester Programs: February 1
- Summer Programs: February 15
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. Matthew Heard
Assistant Professor of Biology
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Dr. Joel Overall
Assistant Professor of English
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Dr. Cynthia Curtis
Assistant Professor of Religion
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