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

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


Global & Civic Engagement Series:
"Education Abroad and Undergraduate Research"
Monday, March 2, 4:00pm
Hannan 108


A Roundtable Discussion for Faculty on “Evaluating ESL Writing in
Non-ESL Classes”
March 5, 2015, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Prybyla Center 321

As a part of the Writing Center Series, an informal discussion for faculty about teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) writers.

Learn more here.


Study Abroad Travel Grants!

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is offering travel grants and scholarships for students studying abroad this Fall.

Learn about the opportunities here.


Fifth annual Global Fest featuring Embassy Row Row a great cultural festival!


Education Abroad Fair a Great Success!



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.




Global Resources

The Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean finance their research or studies at U.S. accreditied institutions by providing up to $15,000 in interest free loans.
To learn more about these loans, click here.



Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship

This component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan. Learn more at their website.



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.