Global News and Events
This webpage is dedicated to internationally-oriented news and events of interest to the CUA community. To have an item added to the webpage, please contact the Center for Global Education at (202) 319-5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Serve in Belize and Costa Rica: 6/7/12
Twenty-two students began their summer by traveling to Belize and Costa Rica on mission trips sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry.
Economics Professor Receives Fulbright: 5/31/12
Maria Sophia Aguirre will spend six months in Guatemala City to implement a CUA program’s approach to sustainable development.
2 Graduates Awarded Fulbright Grants: 5/25/12
Two new graduates receive Fulbright awards that will enable them to study and teach in Turkey and Austria.
European Studies Certificate Attracts Students : 5/8/12
Catholic University’s new Certificate in European Studies program made its debut at the beginning of the academic year.
Professor Receives French Academic Honor: 3/26/12
Joan Tasker Grimbert, professor of French and medieval studies, has been named a Chevalier (knight) in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques.
University Welcomes Brazilian Students: 3/19/12
In January Catholic University welcomed seven top-ranked Brazilian undergraduate students to campus.
CUA Adds Second Mission Trip to Costa Rica: 3/6/12
In addition to sending Catholic University students to Jamaica to work with children and the elderly, Campus Ministry has added a second spring break mission trip, this one to Costa Rica.
International Festival to Celebrate Global CUA: 2/20/12
The International Festival celebrates the global sights, sounds, and tastes at CUA.
Australian Catholic University Administrators Visit CUA: 2/8/12
Two administrators from the Australian Catholic University recently met with some of their counterparts at CUA to exchange ideas.
U.S. Department of State Franklin Fellowships Available
The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative executive development vehicle that enables CUA faculty and staff to gain first-hand experience in public service for a year. CUA's Franklin Fellows have the opportunity to work on global issues of vital importance to the United States, such as the environment; counterterrorism; human rights; consular matters; political-military affairs; avian influenza; trade; energy and financial policy among others. CUA's Franklin Fellows may work with other government entities, including the White House, Congress, Defense, Homeland Security, Energy and other Executive Branch departments. He/she will return to CUA with a much-enhanced knowledge of foreign policy issues and government operations and culture. The Franklin Fellows Program is an ideal way to position CUA to excel in the international arena. For more information on the Franklin Fellowship Program, please contact William Popeat the U.S. Department of State at or Tanith Fowler Corsi at the CUA Center for Global Education.
Exciting 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities in Hong Kong
Four to five Fulbright Scholar awards will be available for work with Hong Kong institutions as they prepare for their transition from a three-year to a four-year curriculum in 2012. Applicants for the awards should be senior scholars in any discipline or scholar-administrators who have had experience developing, reviewing or evaluating general education curriculum and "first year experience" programs. In addition to having this experience, expertise of interest includes work on faculty development in the area of teaching skills and assessment is also desirable. The awards are five or 10 months in lenght with a preference for candidates who are available for the academic year. For more information, contact David Adams.
- National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Summer Internship Program
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students a professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the Nation's Capital. The program combines professional work experiences with a parallel two-month series of seminars. By design, the primary focus of the academic component of the program centers on a sub-region of the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world: Arabia and the Gulf. For more information, visit: http://www.ncusar.org/programs/internship.html
- CUA Adds 10 New Non-Traditional Destinations for Study Abroad
Starting in spring 2010, Catholic University students will have more options for studying abroad that will include 10 non-traditional overseas destinations. For more information, see the CUA Press Release.
- National Geographic "Young Explorers" grants available!
National Geographic now provides seed grants for individual ages 18 to 25 in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, climatology, conservation, geography, geology, mountaineering, paleontology, polar exploration, oceanography, adventure, treks/journeys. Young Explorers Grants provide the opportunity for many recipients to pursue some of their first experiences carrying out fieldwork and exploration. Grant amounts generally range between US $2,000 and $5,000 and are available on an-ongoing basis. For more information on the Young Explorers Grants and the upcoming Washington University Workshop which covers the details of the grant program and the application process, please visit: nationalgeographic.com/yeg.
- International PAID internships available at World Learning in Washington, DC!
CUA students with a career interest in international affairs are recruited year-round for internship positions. The hourly stipend of $7.55 is based upon a 32-40 hour workweek. Some interns receive academic credit for their internships. Interns are assigned on a rotational basis to programming teams to develop, implement, and monitor international exchange programs.
Intern candidates must have international travel/work experience. Proficiency with Outlook, and Microsoft Office is required. Foreign language skills is a plus. A completed undergraduate degree in an international field or substantial work toward the degree required. For more information, please email email@example.com or call the Internship Hotline: 202-898-0950 x7112
- Council for European Studies Fellowships
Founded in 1970, the Council for European Studies (CES) - at Columbia University - is the leading academic organization for the study of Europe. The Council promotes and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European Studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, and awards. To learn more, visit their web site. CES sponsors a variety of fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students. CUA holds a membership in this organization and CUA students are eligible to apply for grants and fellowships.