Program Definition: Creighton’s Service Learning Program Abroad, Encuentro Dominicano, is Creighton’s own study abroad program facilitated through a collaborative effort by the Creighton College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS), the Office of International Programs (OIP), the Department of Residence Life, and the Division of Student Services. Students will spend a semester in the Dominican Republic along with other Creighton students; occasionally, students from other institutions participate as well. Courses are taught by the Academic Director and other visiting Creighton faculty members. During the semester, students will spend time in a “campo” living with a host family and completing a service project. Space on each semester cohort fills fast; if you are interested, submit your Encuentro Dominicano application to the OIP as soon as possible!
To learn more about this program, visit the Encuentro Dominicano website!
Eligibility: Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA (upon submission of Encuentro Application) and applicant must also meet all other study abroad eligibility requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies and Procedures.
Language of Instruction: English and Spanish
Financial Aid: Participants will pay tuition, room, board, and fees directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at the CESI center in the Dominican Republic. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange (FACHEX) are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through OIP). Participants are responsible for all travel expenses.
Program Duration: Students may choose to particpate during either a fall semester or a spring semester. The Fall semester usually runs from early-September to Mid-December. The Spring semester usually runs from Mid-January to early-May.
On-Site Assistance: Once in the Dominican Republic, you will be assisted by the Academic Director and Student Life Director. "Visiting" Creighton faculty will be teaching courses during the semester.
How to Apply: Complete the Encuentro Dominicano Application and submit it to the OIP by the deadline specified. We recommend that you submit your completed application as soon as possible as spots for the program tend to fill very early. Once you have "cleared" the academic and disciplinary checks conducted by the OIP, you will be asked to schedule a brief interview.