Creighton Global Initiative

Support Creighton's bold vision for global outreach and education.

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Outreach and impact

Creighton has a tremendous track record in global outreach and education. And since the launch of the Creighton Global Initiative, we've only expanded our reach. Dozens of programs offer service, research, and internship and volunteer opportunities abroad. 

As one of the first priorities of the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson's presidency, the Creighton Global Initiative seeks to enrich and embrace a global focus for the University community, building upon current academic and institutional efforts while creatively envisioning new ones.

When you make a gift to this fund, you will be supporting life-changing efforts across the University and around the world!

Creighton Global Initiative

CGI celebrates and creatively extends the University’s presence on the global stage. With increased resources, Creighton will strengthen the ideals of global citizenship by forming international relationships, engaging worldly crises and building a better world. 

Existing international programs

  • Creighton students work with children.
    International experiential learning in the Dominican Republic includes the semester-long Encuentro Dominicano.
  • The Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC), an Ignatian-inspired collaborative health care and educational organization, began in 1975.
  • Faculty-Led Programs Abroad (FLPA) offer summer courses all around the world.
  • East meets West at the on-campus Asian World Center, which has hosted more than 100 leading Asia scholars.
  • Project CURA provides health care information to low-income individuals and families in greater Omaha and eastern Nebraska year  round and dispatches Creighton medical students to serve in Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Romania and Ghana.
  • Scholar and student exchanges with China focus on enhancing rehabilitation care in that country and deepen global learning for students in the health sciences.
  • Collaborations with the government and educational institutions of Saudi Arabia bring students to practice emergency medical services in Omaha, and projects are unfolding in medicine and pharmacy.
  • Honors programs in China and Scotland permit Creighton’s top students to engage in extraordinary learning opportunities.
St. John's Church

On a global mission to help others

To improve the human condition is a personal mission for Carole Presnick, MD’79. For more than 30 years, her philanthropic support has helped transform Creighton students into superb health care leaders.

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