The Catholic University of America

CUA - A Globally Engaged University

The Center for Global Education (CGE) at the Catholic University of America (CUA) fosters a sense of international community that builds on the university's strong intellectual and Catholic mission. CGE coordinates and facilitates university-wide global education by sponsoring international exchanges of students and faculty and serving as a resource for departments and schools on campus.

Education Abroad: CUAbroad

The Edcuation Abroad office develops and administers international educational opportunities overseas for CUA and non-CUA students.

Intensive English Program: IEP

IEP is an ESL academic program for undergraduate and graduate students who need to increase their English language proficiency before or after admission to a degree-granting program at CUA.

International Student & Scholar Services: ISSS

ISSS seeks to provide an optimal educational experience for international students, faculty, researchers and other visiting scholars coming to the University.

CUA Rome Center

The CUA Rome Center offers students an introduction to the riches of Rome and its place in the development of Western culture.


News and Highlights

 Join us in our celebration of cultural diversity by taking a journey through exotic locations.  An assortment of international food, performances, and destinations await to inspire you at these fun-filled events!


Upcoming Faculty Roundtable Discussion 



CUA faculty and staff pose with Brazilian diplomats following a tour of Oliveira Lima Library sponsored by the Center for Global Education.


CUA and Australian Catholic University Launch New Rome Center
CUA and ACU have come together to create a joint Rome Center just a mile from the Vatican. Read the full article here.


CUA Professor Selected for
Diaspora Brazil Award
Duilia de Mello, an associate professor in CUA's Physics Department, was named one of the top 100 most influential Brazilians of 2014 and won the Diaspora Brazil Award. View the article in Portuguese or English.
In October she was featured in the Brazilian magazine Contigo. Read the article in Portuguese or English about her career in astronomy.



Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program at CUA: A Successful Partnership

This new program commenced in January of 2012, when seven students were awarded full scholarships by the Brazilian government to spend one year abroad at CUA. Read full report.


The Center for Global Education launches its Brazil Year Initiative. This year-long intiative marks the beginning of a long-term university-wide goal to strengthen and expand academic and cultural ties between CUA and Brazil, as well as between CUA and the rich Brazilian community in our Washington DC area. Learn more


Internationalization at Catholic University

The Center for Global Education, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, observed International Education Week 2014 with a Gala concert of Brazilian music. Read full article.



Global Resources

Applications Welcome for World Bank Fellowship Program
Every year the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides grants to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research. Applications close on February 11, 2015.  Click here to apply or learn more.



Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions in which they visit. To learn more about this opportunity and its eligibility requirements please visit their website.



The Smithsonian Institute's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is currently accepting summer internship applications! Students interested in anthropology, library and archival work, graphic design, museum studies, etc. are encouraged to apply. Learn more here.


The Middlebury Language Schools are now accepting applications for the Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace scholarships.
Learn more here.