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Overview

 

Creighton students have the opportunity to spend an academic year, semester, or summer abroad.  The Study Abroad Coordinator works closely with each student to select a program that meets his or her educational, professional, and personal needs.  All students planning to study abroad must obtain approval from the OIP by submitting a Proposal to Study Abroad

Each year, it is estimated that more than 250 Creighton students participate in study abroad programs around the globe.  These students come from The College of Arts and Sciences, The College Business Administration, The School of Nursing, and The Schools of Medicine.  With hundreds of program options to choose from, studying abroad is possible for students of any major! 

Past Creighton students have studied abroad in: Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Why Study Abroad?  The answer, quite simply, is?you cannot afford not to. More than ever before, the acquisition of international perspectives, empathy for diversity, and foreign language competence is a fundamental component of an education that prepares students for an increasingly interdependent world.

The number of students going abroad before graduation is increasing each year. They want to study abroad to...

  • Experience life in a different culture
  • Improve language skills
  • Take classes not offered at Creighton
  • Explore majors
  • Examine their major within a different educational system
  • Become more independent
  • Broaden horizons
  • Get international experience for a job or career

You may ask why else should you study abroad? Well, why not? This is the best time of your life to live abroad. You can earn credit toward your degree, have a support network to help you both here and overseas, and receive financial aid, if you are eligible. So study abroad before the opportunity passes you by! 

Programs.  There are many types of study abroad programs available to choose from.  Be sure to review all of the different programs so that you know what is availble and can choose the program that best meets your needs. Schedule and appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator if you need assistance in selecting a program.

Application Process.  All students studying abroad must obtain approval from the Office of International Programs (OIP) prior to departure.  You should plan to make contact with the Study Abroad Coordinator 6-12 months before you plan to be abroad.  Additional information regarding the application and approval process can be found in the "Getting Started" section of this webstie. 

Study Abroad Fair.  Students considering a study abroad experience should plan to attend the Study Abroad Fair, held every year in late-September.  For specific dates,deadlines, and other events, please check the Study Abroad Calendar.

Passports.  In the past, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has attended the Study Abroad Fair to process new passport applications.  Don't miss this annual event! To apply for a new passport at the Study Abroad Fair, bring a valid U.S. Driver?s license and a certified copy of your birth certificate.  The  passport application & processing fees may be paid by cash or check (2 personal checks needed). Photos will be taken on-site.

Study Abroad 101: Getting Started. All students planning to study abroad should attend a Study Abroad 101 session, or complete the online tutorial 6-12 months before the intended term abroad. Sessions are held every Friday during the academic year on from 2:00p.m.-2:50p.m. Sessions are held in the OIP (Harper Center, Suite #4036). Alternativey, you may complete the online tutorial found on the BlueLine Study Abroad Community Group (call or email for access to the tutorial).

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours. Walk-in hours are held each week (during the academic year) on Mondays & Thursdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm for students with "quick questions." No appointment is necessary! Students will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who need assistance with selecting a program are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator.

Questions about Study Abroad?
Email: studyabroadadvisor@creighton.edu