Welcome to ILAC

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?"  And I said, "Here am I! Send me."
Isaiah 6:8

 

Welcome to the website for the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) at Creighton University, a department within University Ministry.  We hope you will take the time to look at the many opportunities to serve and be served in partnership with the ILAC Mission in the Dominican Republic.  We have a place for you if you have the "heart" to serve, whether you are a student, professional or lay person.  Although you may give up the comforts of home during a typical ILAC Immersion Experience, you will get much more in return.

ILAC is an international, Catholic, Ignatian-inspired, collaborative health care and educational organization that exists to promote the integral well-being and spiritual growth of all of its participants.

 

2015 Summer Program Information:

Applications for Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Undergraduate students are due October 10, 2014.  Applications should be submitted on-line.

 

If you are a student who wishes to participate for rotation credit AND serve as a Coordinator or Intern this Summer, please only fill out the Coordinator/Intern Application.

 

As part of the application process you will be completing brief essays and selecting interview times. There is no option to save and return to the application so plan 40-60 minutes to complete it.

 

 

To fill out the 2015 Summer Participant Application paste the following in your web browser: https://www.blueq-surveys.creighton.edu/se.ashx?s=46BEEE7F5584A76A

 

To fill out the 2015 Summer Intern and/or Coordinator Application past the following in your web browser: https://www.blueq-surveys.creighton.edu/se.ashx?s=46BEEE7F37F10E61

 

 

For those who would like to type their essays in Word and then copy them into the application, the essay questions are as follows:

 

Questions for Summer Student Applicants:

 

1. What is your understanding of the ILAC Summer Program? Why are you interested in participating?

 

2. Ignatian values are the foundation of Creighton University as well as the ILAC Program. What is the most important Ignatian value to you and how do you try to live it out in your daily life? How do you see living it out in the Dominican Republic? (Finding God in all things, Cura Personalis, Magis, Men and Women for and with others, and Faith that does Justice.)

 

3. Please briefly describe your spirituality or faith life. How do you think your spirituality or faith life will help you during the Summer Program? How do you think it will be challenged?

 

4. What is the most important thing you would like to get out of the Summer Program OR What is the most important gift or talent you would like to share with the Summer Program?

 

5. Describe your understanding of an immersion experience. What do you think will be your greatest challenge/s during the immersion experience?

 

 

Questions for Intern/Coordinator applicants:

 

1. Explain your understanding of the role/s for which you are applying and why you are interested in this/these role/s with ILAC? What do you think will be rewarding? What do you think will be challenging?

 

2. Ignatian values are the foundation of Creighton University as well as the ILAC Program. What is the most important Ignatian value to you and how do you try to live it out in your daily life? How do you see living it out in the Dominican Republic? (Finding God in all things, Cura Personalis, Magis, Men and Women for and with others, and Faith that does Justice.)

 

3. Please briefly describe your spirituality or faith life. How do you think your spirituality or faith life will help you during the Summer Program? How do you think it will be challenged?

 

4. Please describe any previous ILAC experience you have had. Has it affected your life? If you have not had any previous experience with ILAC, please describe a significant immersion experience you have had.

 

5. Please describe your experience leading reflections or group retreats.