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Global Scholars Program at Creighton University

Four Years. Four Global Experiences. Limitless Outcomes.

Creighton University Global Scholars (CGS) Program is a unique four-year educational and professional development program. It is designed to immerse select students in a variety of cultures for a rich academic, social and service experience to build networks with other students, faculty and alumni from around the world. Through language study, specialized coursework, service-learning, research, internships and interaction with leaders in the global community, Creighton Global Scholars will become experienced global citizens, ready for employment in international organizations upon graduation. 

Creighton Global Scholars will become confident global citizens, ready for careers in international organizations.

A World of Opportunity

As a Global Scholar, you will complete a minimum of four global experiences during your time at Creighton, as well as a special companion seminar while on Creighton's Omaha campus to incorporate global learning into your major.

You’ll enrich your major studies with a global perspective.

chart of 4-year plan

As a Global Scholar, you will complete four global programs during your time at Creighton. These opportunities are designed to immerse you in a diverse mix of experiences and traditions that provide a unique and rich lens through which to focus your major studies.

Students must qualify to apply by achieving a minimum of a 3.3 weighted high school GPA. Due to course requirements and sequencing, students studying accounting, paramedicine, nursing and any accelerated professional programs, including those in law, engineering and the health sciences are not eligible for the Global Scholars Program. Pre-health students should speak with their admissions counselor about the requirements of the program within a pre-health track.


Submit a completed Creighton University Application for Undergraduate Admission, including all supporting materials by December 1.


Submit the Global Scholars Program application and all your supporting materials by the deadline listed on the student portal. You can access the Global Scholars Program application through your student portal.


All eligible applicants are required to complete an interview. Interviews will be conducted on campus during the Special Programs Day held in late January or early February each year. Applicants are highly encouraged to attend Special Programs Day. For students who are unable to attend, virtual interviews will be offered in mid-January.

Freshman Year

Your freshman year will begin in September in Bologna, Italy, where you will engage in an immersive, European semester abroad filled with experiential learning opportunities, language development and development of the framework for your four years as a Global Scholar. Classes are taught by a blend of local university professors, international lecturers and U.S. course instructors.  Student housing immerses local students with U.S. visiting students for a diverse living and learning environment. 

Sophomore Year

Your sophomore year, you will spend one semester at the Creighton campus in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The Encuentro Dominicano program embodies the Jesuit mission of promoting justice, striving for excellence and dedication to the truth. Encuentro centers around building community and service-learning, all while experiencing the rich and vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic.

Summer Travel

The summers after sophomore and junior year, you will participate in a Faculty-Led Program Away (FLPA), Intensive Language Immersion Program or international internship.  These options are designed to meet your educational needs and professional goals. Explore a list of common summer program offerings

Global Learning on Campus

You will spend six semesters on Creighton’s Omaha campus as an undergraduate. While you are on campus at Creighton, your schedule will include a special companion seminar each semester to continually integrate global learning into your major.

The Global Scholars Fee is $7,500 per year* for the first two years, in addition to Creighton's tuition and fees. This fee includes all visas, flights for program-related travel, program excursions, traveler health insurance for Italy and the Dominican Republic, as well as specialized advising, workshops, and guest speakers, in Omaha and overseas. Students will be responsible for books and spending money.

Room and board costs will vary for each program abroad. For Bologna, students will pay room and board costs to Creighton's partner school in Bologna. For Encuentro Dominicano, room and board will be made in a combined payment for the Encuentro Dominicano program during sophomore year. 

The final two years of the program require an annual $750 administrative fee assessed during the fall semesters. Students should estimate approximately $6,000 for tuition, housing, meals, and flights for each summer program they choose, depending on the location and length of their program abroad. They may choose a program that is more or less expensive, and will work with the Global Engagement Office toward options and potential scholarships.  Students will pay the full cost of their summer programs.

Additionally, if students wish to register for more than 18 credit hours in a semester, they may be eligible for a limited tuition waiver. Eligible Creighton Global Scholars in good standing will not be charged tuition above and beyond the standard full-time tuition for a given semester if approved. Their eligibility will be subject to the approval of the Vice Provost for Global Engagement. 

*Tuition Benefit recipients should contact their Admissions counselor to discuss the additional tuition fee which applies to the freshman fall semester bill, since students will be studying at a Creighton University partner institution during that term.

As a Creighton Global Scholar, you will be well positioned to live, work, compete and collaborate anywhere in the world as a thoughtful, educated and experienced global citizen.
— René Padilla, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Engagement