Home: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
School Year: Class of 2013
Major: Economics and International Relations
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Campus Activities: Being part of the birdcage is a wonderful experience. The Birdcage is basically the fan club for the Jays athletic teams. This semester we generally go together with our "game day" shirts to the soccer and volleyball games. It is amazing because we cheer, jump on the stands and make the games a party. Usually with my Spanish speaking friends we sing the chants we would normally sing in the stadium at our home cities so that gives the games a Latin and European touch.
The volleyball club is an exciting club to join specially if you want to relax after class and play a couple of sets. It is also a great club to make friends and get to know more people; specially the older students who can later provide you with advice for your undergraduate career.
I also joined the Pre-Health society which is a club in which they provide us with the tools to build a strong and competent resume for the medical school applications. We get speakers, information and even help with any inquiry we have about the process of applying to medical school.
Coming from a country in which the most popular sport is soccer, I joined with some friends to organize soccer games. Even though the soccer intramural season begins on the spring, we play soccer every weekend in the KFC and sometimes even in Morrison Stadium.
How I learned about Creighton: I remember doing research on schools that were recognized for having strong programs in medicine during the summer of 2008. Creighton University kept popping up in the search engines so I became more and more interested. Adding up to that, Creighton does an excellent job in recruiting students so I started to get in touch with the Counselor of International Admissions. Those are the two ways I got to know Creighton.
What was most important in making my decision to come to Creighton: The fact that I was constantly in contact with the Counselor of International Admissions made me realize that at the University I was going to be someone, not just a number. Also because the school offers good scholarships, and because Creighton is recognized for having a strong pre-medicine program made me extremely interested in the University.
Has your family visited and their of Creighton and Omaha: My family came to Omaha and Creighton this summer of 2009. They were amazed with the beauty of the campus and the welcoming people. The students coming here are all outgoing, we all bond and form a tight community. This was something my family particularly liked.