Study Abroad Team & Peer Ambassadors

Study Abroad Team

Lizzy Curran

Associate Director, Study Abroad

Krista Cupich Wingender

Senior Global Programs Coordinator

Kelly O'Hanlon

Global Programs Advisor

Jill Muegge

Director, Study Abroad & ILAC - Omaha

Schedule an appointment with Lizzy!

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Advising Focus: Special Global Programs & Faculty-Led Programs

Advising Focus: Europe, UK, India Sub-Continent, African Continent

Advising Focus:  Asia, Latin America, Australia, General Student Advising

Advising Focus: Dominican Republic

Liaison To/For: FLPA leaders, Creighton Business Office, Creighton Professional School, Creighton Law School, TRiO/SSS, Creighton EDGE, Scholarships

Liaison To/For: Heider College of Business, College of Nursing, Registrar's Office, Creighton Athletics Department, COIL

Liaison To/For: College of Arts & Sciences, Global Online Programs, Peer Ambassador Team, General Inquiries

Liaison To/For: New DR Program Proposals, University Relations & Development, Marketing & Communications, ILAC-DR team

Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors

Are you interested in working with the study abroad team? Applications are now open for Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors and Jays Abroad Squad for the 2021-22 school year! Application Deadline: June 30, 2021. 

Peer Ambassador Application

Peer Ambassador Application

Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors (PAs) serve as representatives of study abroad and aid in connecting the Global Engagement Office (GEO) to the Creighton University students. For this role GEO is seeking mature, dependable, independent, and enthusiastic students who are passionate about study abroad and have an interest in sharing their knowledge with their peers.

Two Peer Ambassador positions are available for the Fall 2020 semester. Peer Ambassadors will work closely with the GEO Global Programs Coordinators and will be the co-leaders of the Jays Abroad Squad a volunteer team of passionate study abroad alumni who will serve as resources for students who have specific questions regarding a country, program, or university abroad.

CLICK HERE to apply online! The application deadline is June 30th.

Multiple Peer Ambassador positions are available for the 2021/22 academic year. Peer Ambassadors will work closely with the GEO Global Programs Coordinators and will be the student leaders of the Jays Abroad Squad a volunteer team of passionate study abroad alumni who will serve as resources for students who have specific questions regarding a country, program, or university abroad.


Position Duties:

  • Serve as student leaders of the Jays Abroad Squad
  • Advise prospective students in study abroad opportunities
  • Present to students at Friday Information Sessions
  • Assist with the Study Abroad Fair and information sessions
  • Respond to e-mail inquiries
  • Create and distribute marketing materials (e.g. fliers, posters, videos, etc.)
  • Assist with pre-departure and re-entry orientation sessions
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • GEO office support as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Previous study abroad experience of one semester or more
  • Demonstrated passion for study abroad and ability to articulate value of overseas experience
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience tracking and managing information (e.g. computer skills, data entry, correspondence)
  • Demonstrated ability in analytical and organizational in concern for detail, precision, accuracy
  • Experience in event organization
  • Ability to learn and communicate study abroad information and processes
  • Demonstrated commitment and dedication to tasks assigned
  • Creativity to suggest and implement new ideas


Pay: $12.75 / hour
Hours: Between 5-8 hours per week

Jays Abroad Squad Application

Jays Abroad Squad Application

 

Looking to stay involved in study abroad? The Jays Abroad Squad is a team of passionate study abroad program alumni from Creighton-In and ISEP programs, FLPAs, and short-term programs abroad through Creighton University. This dedicated team of volunteers will assist the Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors in guiding potential students through the discernment process of choosing a study abroad program and walking alongside new study abroad students as they prepare for their experience abroad.

Apply online here! Application deadline: June 30.

What are the volunteer expectations? 

  • Respond to student e-mail inquiries as forwarded by the Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors and/or Global Programs Coordinators. Student questions may include:
  •      What was it like living in your host country/city?
  •      What were classes like on your campus?
  •      How did you fit in study abroad with your major/minor?
  • Assist with the Study Abroad Fair and information sessions
  • Assist with pre-departure and re-entry orientation sessions


What are the required volunteer qualifications?

  • Previous credit-bearing study abroad experience
  • Good academic standing while abroad
  • Demonstrated passion for study abroad and ability to articulate value of overseas experience
  • Ability to learn and communicate study abroad information and processes
  • Creativity to suggest and implement new ideas

Hours: Up to 3-4 hours per month, as needed. Varies depending on event coverage needed.