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Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)

Learn and Serve in the Dominican Republic

Creighton University Global Engagement Office, ILAC, and Encuentro Dominicano logos

For 50 years, Creighton University has provided programming in the Dominican Republic that emphasizes the importance of global vision and understanding in educating well-rounded individuals. This is made possible through a unique partnership with Centro de Educación para la Salud Integral (CESI) well-known by its English name, Misión ILAC. Through this partnership, Creighton-ILAC offers dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, law, physical therapy, occupational therapy, undergraduate and high school students the opportunity to learn through service.

Celebrate 50 Years of ILAC!

Join us for celebrations on the Creighton University Phoenix campus as we mark 50 years of the Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic.

Phoenix Events: Monday Dec. 05, 2022. 

Thank you to all who attended the ILAC celebrations on Creighton University Omaha campus! (Nov. 14 - 18, 2022) The ILAC 50th Anniversary Video will be available here in January 2023.

ILAC 50th Anniversary Logo

ILAC Program Applications

Creighton-ILAC applications for students are on the Jays Abroad Portal. Professionals interested in volunteering should e-mail 

More than 5,000 students have participated in ILAC programs
Twelve high school and university programs outside of Creighton
15,000 patients served in rural medical clinics over the past 5 years
2,000 water filters inspected by students over the pas 5 years
ILAC is international, Catholic, and Ignatian-insipired
ILAC collaborates with medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, OT, PT, Law School and CU undergraduates
Promoting an exchange of gifts, service, immersion, language, reflection
7,500 patients evaluated by surgical groups over the past 5 years