Proposal to Study Abroad


Step 1: Proposal to Study Abroad Online 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 Proposal to Study Abroad, you should begin working on the supporting documentation as outlined below. Your Proposal to Study Abroad will not be reviewed until all supporting documentation has been received.


Step 2: Acknowledgement Form

All eligible program participants under the age of 22 are required to have this form signed by a parent/guardian. Once complete, the ORIGINAL, SIGNED form (with original signatures from both the student and parent/guardian) should be dropped off to the GEO front desk or mailed to the address below. If it is not possible to return the completed, original form by mail or in-person, the form can be emailed directly to (email must be received from the parent/guardian signing the form).

Step 3: Statement of Purpose

Drop off, or mail a one-page statement of purpose to GEO (no emails, please!). We suggest that you turn in all supporting documentation at the same time. Be sure your name appears on your statement. Your statement should address the following questions:

  • Why have you chosen to participate in the specific study abroad program listed on your Proposal? Please be as specific as possible.
    (i.e.-If you are proposing to study abroad in Ireland, please explain not only why you wish to study in Ireland, but also explain why you have selected this particular program in Ireland vs. any other program in Ireland).
  • How will participation in this specific study abroad program meet your academic, personal, and professional goals?

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

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

Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing time once your Proposal and all supporting documents have been received. You will be contacted by email if your application is incomplete or once the status of your application has been determined. Thank you.