For Visiting Faculty

ˇBienvenido! We invite you to apply to serve as one of the Encuentro Dominicano visiting faculty members during the spring or fall semester. Faculty members interested in teaching an undergraduate course for a 3-week block on site in Santiago should complete the online application HERE.

Applications are NOW OPEN for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 terms!

If you are interested in teaching a course in one of the three-week sessions, please complete the online application. You will need the approval of your department chair, so please have a discussion on how you plan to cover the other courses in your teaching load while you are in the Dominican Republic. The Global Engagement Office will review all applications and submit their recommendations to the Dean. If you are selected to teach a course, you will be contacted for additional specific information.


Before You Leave:

Creighton University is committed to ensuring that all faculty participating in this immersion and study abroad experience are well prepared for traveling and offering their courses in the unique setting of the Dominican Republic. Faculty members who are selected to teach a course will be provided with a pre-departure checklist and arrival guide providing detailed information and deadlines on travel reservations, immunizations, insurance and other preparations from the Global Engagement office. You must make sure that you have a U.S. Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of you designated time in the Dominican Republic.

When You Arrive:

  • An Encuentro representative will meet you at the airport in Santiago, DR upon your arrival. 
  • You will be introduced to the Encuentro faculty, staff, and students and the ILAC staff members in the main office.
  • You will receive your room key to your private casita for your stay at ILAC and given a tour of the ILAC facilities, including the classroom areas. 
  • Encuentro staff will make arrangements with you to exchange money or visit an ATM for spending cash.
  • Meet the Encuentro students! You will be informed of any student/academic trips that are taking place during your time in the DR - you are welcome to join! 

When You Leave:

  • Please return room keys to the ILAC office.
  • You are welcome to purchase items from the ILAC gift store or elsewhere in Santiago to take back with you. The coffee, local art, ILAC t-shirts or hats, and handmade candles all make great gifts.
  • Make sure you have coordinated your travel to the airport with Encuentro staff.

After You Have Returned to Omaha:

  • Tell your story to your students and help promote Encuentro Dominicano to interested students!
  • Counsel students who have expressed an interest in Encuentro.
  • Remind your colleagues during registration of the Encuentro Program so they can advise students on the different elements of the program.
  • Participate in activities such as the re-entry retreat for students scheduled early on in the semester after students return to Omaha.
  • Encourage other faculty to apply to teach in the program!

For additional Information:

Contact the Global Engagement Office with any questions about applying to be a visiting faculty member.

Jill Muegge, Encuentro Dominicano Campus Coordinator
Global Engagement Office (GEO), Creighton Hall, Rm. 324  Office 402.280.4185 

Dr. René Padilla, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Global Engagement Office (GEO), Creighton Hall, Rm. 324  Office: 402-280-4745