Custom Programs

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IELI CRISP visits the Bridge

IELI Custom Programs

The IELI can create short-term, customized programs to meet the specific needs of students, teachers, businesses, and other organizations.

Omaha residents: custom programs can be conducted at your work site or on Creighton University’s campus.

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Past Custom Programs

  • Koeki University (Sakata, Japan)
    • Since 2013, the IELI has hosted students from Tohoku University of Community Service and Science (?Koeki University?) for 3 weeks of linguistic and cultural immersion. Participants take English language courses on Creighton?s campus alongside students from countries around the world, visit places of cultural and historical interest in and around Omaha, and stay with local families.
  • Colegio San Gabriel (Quito, Ecuador)
    • IELI take in a baseball gameFaculty members from this K-12 school in Quito came to Creighton University for a 4-week program to improve their academic English skills, and learn more about English as a foreign language pedagogy. In addition, the Ecuadorian teachers visited area schools and museums, and attended cultural activities with other English language students and U.S. host families.
    • The Creighton Rehabilitation International Summer Program (CRISP) is an immersion program for rehabilitation students and faculty to learn about occupational therapy and physical therapy in the U.S.; the IELI provides tailored courses to support participants? English language and U.S. cultural understanding.
  • Proyecta 100,000
    • The IELI hosted a cohort of Mexican students for four weeks in summer 2016. Students took classes in the IELI and participated in fun, educational, and service-oriented activities. Proyecta 100,000 was a Mexican initiative whose goal was to have 100,000 Mexican citizens study in the U.S. by 2018, thus strengthening the relationship between both countries.
  • Colegio San Luis (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
    • Over several summers the IELI hosted a group of high school students and teachers for 8 days of immersion in the culture and language of the Midwest United States, with field trips and activities on campus and in the community, and visiting places of natural, cultural, recreational, and historical interest.

IELI Koeki last day