Encuentro Application

Encuentro Application Instructions

STEP 1: Encuentro Dominicano Online Application Form  (DO THIS FIRST!)

Click on the link above to complete the online application. This should take you only 5-10 minutes to complete. After you have submitted the online application, you should begin working on the supporting documentation as outlined below.

Please submit ALL supporting documents TOGETHER to the GEO front desk. Please ask your reference writers to return their recommendation forms and/or letters to you in a sealed envelope, so that you can include them with your other application materials.

STEP 2: Acknowledgement Form

Complete and return to studyabroadadvisor@creighton.edu or directly to the GEO office. All eligible program participants under the age of 22 are required to have this form signed by a parent/guardian.  

STEP 3: Statement of Purpose (1-3 pages, typed)

Drop off, or mail your essay to GEO. We suggest that you turn in all supporting documentation at the same time. Your essay should address the following:

  • Why you want to participate in the Encuentro Dominicano Program.
  • Your personal and academic preparation for Encuentro Dominicano.
  • Why service is an important part of your decision to apply for the program.
  • The relevance of the program to your academic, personal, and professional goals.

STEP 4: Letter of Recommendation

Print this form, complete the top section, then ask either your advisor or a reference of your choice to complete the Letter of Recommendation (professor, mentor, supervisor, etc.). Choose someone who can speak about your interests, personal characteristics, and/or abilities that would make you a good fit for the Encuentro program. Please ask your reference to return the form to you in a sealed envelope and include it with the other supporting documentation you submit to GEO.

All application materials can be dropped off to the GEO front desk during office hours (M-F, 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.) or mailed to:

Attn: Study Abroad Coordinator
Global Engagement Office (GEO)
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Please allow at least two weeks for processing time. You will be contacted by email if your application is incomplete or when the status of your application has been determined. Thank you.