About Encuentro Dominicano
The Encuentro Dominicano (ED) is an academic, living-learning program integrating community-based learning in a cross-cultural immersion context. It is a collaborative response by the Creighton College of Arts & Sciences, Office of International Programs and the Division of Student Life. Encuentro Dominicano originated from over 30+year of involvement with the Dominican Republic through Creighton's Institute of Latin American Concern (ILAC).
Creighton University's Mission Statement calls for participation in the tradition of the Society of Jesus and its integrating vision of the world. That vision includes a faith that promotes justice, service to others, appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity, stimulation of creative and critical thinking, and provision of ethical perspectives for dealing with an increasingly complex world.
Core Components of Encuentro Dominicano
- Four months in the Dominican Republic at the ILAC Center (Institute for Latin American Concern).
- An orientation week, 2 weekend retreats throughout the semester, and re-entry retreat for students to process and constructively reflect on their experiences.
- A flexible curriculum designed to allow students to fulfill many CORE courses.
- A service-site corresponding to your academic interests whether that is in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, or Nursing.
- Two ten-day immersions where you will live with a Dominican family and experience their reality.
- Weekend guided tours as an extension of the classroom learning to better understand the history, sociology, and economics of the Dominican Republic.