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Step 1: Attend a Getting Started Session

Step 1: Attend a Getting Started Session

Attend a Getting Started Session virtual or in-person, to figure out the basics of studying abroad here at Creighton and begin your research!

Sessions are held every Friday at 12:30PM when class is in session during the academic term.

In-person: Global Engagement Office, Creighton Hall #324

Virtual: Join via Zoom! Zoom links are on the Events page

Step 2: Review the Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements and Deadlines

Step 2: Review the Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements and Deadlines

Review the study abroad eligibility requirements and deadlines online HERE.

Step 3: Explore Program Options

Step 3: Explore Program Options

With so many diverse program options, there is one that will fit you perfectly!  Talk with your academic advisor, the Creighton EDGE, your parents, or a Peer Ambassador for assistance.  You will also want to apply for a passport at this stage.

Are you a pre-med or nursing student?  Check out a Sample Course Plan for your major to decide where a semester abroad fits best.

Academics

  • Do you want to take core courses, electives, or major-specific courses? Note: core and elective courses are usually easiest to find abroad.
  • Have you created a four-year plan with your advisor that includes a study abroad semester?

Location

  • Does the university or institution have a strong program in the field that you are interested in?
  • Would you like to engage in projects or an internship that you would not get in the U.S.?
  • Do you want to live in a big city or a small town?  A developing area or a historical site?  Near an airport or the ocean?  What kind of climate do you prefer?

Financial Aid

  • Do you have federal financial aid that will transfer to the cost of a program?
  • Do you have Creighton scholarships that you must keep in order to afford the program?

Language

  • Many programs in non-English-speaking countries that do offer English courses!  You should plan to take at least one language course abroad to be able to communicate with locals and get around the city.

Program Length

  • Programs range from a couple of weeks up to an entire academic year.  If you want more immersion or to learn a foreign language, the more time spent in the country the better.
  • When can you go abroad without impacting your ability to graduate on time? 
  • When is the best year for you to go abroad?  Note: Creighton students usually go abroad their sophomore year, and sometimes junior year.

Accommodation

  • Do you prefer living in a residence hall? 
  • Consider a host family to practice the native language and immerse yourself in the culture?
  • Are you comfortable in the privacy of an apartment, keeping in mind that you would need to exert more energy to meet new people?

Immersion

  • Programs vary in the level of immersion: some programs allow you to take courses with local students, while other programs only allow you to take courses with other American students participating on your same program. 

Step 4: Meet with a Global Programs Coordinator

Step 4: Meet with a Global Programs Coordinator

To set up an individual appointment contact the Global Programs Coordinator who focuses on your program area or e-mail studyabroadadvisor@creighton.edu.

Step 5: Apply to Study Abroad!

Step 5: Apply to Study Abroad!

Begin your application on the Jays Abroad Portal!

If possible, you should try apply for Study Abroad Approval 6-12 months BEFORE you plan to study abroad. Complete the online application, and you will hear from the GEO regarding your approval.