So you think you're Encuentro material? If you're excited about learning in a unique environment, want a challenging service site, question what it means to be part of a just society and you're OK with a little discomfort - you just might be ready for this program!
Encuentro Dominicano is unlike any typical study abroad experience. Creighton University has maintained its relationship as a Catholic/Jesuit institution in the Dominican Republic for nearly 40 years. For this reason, Encuentro Dominicano seeks students who will maintain our integrity with the Dominican people and commit themselves wholeheartedly to this experience.
Get more Info!
There are many ways to get information on the program. You can attend Attend a Study Abroad Info Session or Schedule an Appointment in OIP.
Please contact Mrs. Heather Torres, Student Abroad Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 280-2310 in the Office of International Programs for more information. For more information, please browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Also, you can talk to past students, the Encuentro student coordinator, or the faculty who have taught classes in the DR for the Encuentro Program. Dr. Jill Brown serves as the Encuentro Campus Coordinator and is an excellent resource on Creighton's home campus.
Complete the Encuentro Dominicano Application.*
Submit your completed application online.
There's no application fee, so it doesn't hurt to apply even if you're still not convinced this program is for you.
*Please note that students on disciplinary or academic probation the semester before the proposed term abroad or during the proposed term abroad are not eligible to study abroad or participate in the Encuentro Dominicano program.
Participate in an Encuentro Dominicano Interview.
Once your application is processed, you will be informed about upcoming interviews. If you don't hear anything, or need to plan before you hear back, check the Encuentro Dominicano homepage for upcoming interview dates and deadlines.
Once accepted, turn in your reservation fee of $100 dollars along with the required forms to the Office of International Programs to guarantee your spot in an upcoming semester. You will also need to attend the pre-departure orientation and register for your ISIC (International Student Identity Card). Check with Heather for more details. If you're not sure what is required, visit the OIP website at: http://www2.creighton.edu/internationalprograms/forms/.
Pack your bags!
Well it probably isn't necessary yet. However, you will receive pre-departure information as well as an invitation to a blackboard space from the on-site staff in the Dominican Republic. Start reading up on the country, its history and the information you'll need to be an informed traveler.
For Additional Information:
Dr. Jill Brown
Campus Coordinator, Encuentro Dominicano
Department of Psychology