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Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)

Learn and Serve in the Dominican Republic

Creighton University Global Engagement Office, ILAC, and Encuentro Dominicano logos

For 50 years, Creighton University has provided programming in the Dominican Republic that emphasizes the importance of global vision and understanding in educating well-rounded individuals. This is made possible through a unique partnership with Centro de Educación para la Salud Integral (CESI) well-known by its English name, Misión ILAC. Through this partnership, Creighton-ILAC offers dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, law, physical therapy, occupational therapy, undergraduate and high school students the opportunity to learn through service.

ILAC Program Applications

Creighton-ILAC applications for students are on the Jays Abroad Portal. Professionals interested in volunteering should e-mail 

ILAC is international, Catholic, and Ignatian-insipired
ILAC collaborates with medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, OT, PT, Law School and CU undergraduates
ILAC is an exchange of gifts
More than 6,000 students have participated in ILAC programs