CUA Student and Alumni International Experience
This webpage is dedicated to highlighting CUA students and alumni international experience through research, scholarship, affiliation and employment. While this list may not be comprehensive, it will continue to be updated. To highlight a CUA student or alumni international experience, please contact the Center for Global Education at (202) 319-5618 or email@example.com.
Student International Experience
CUA Student International/Multi-Cultural Groups/Affiliations
The African Council Committed to Enlighten Students and Society (ACCESS) was created to expose and educate students at The Catholic University of America of the culture, traditions, and contributions of African people, while providing a supportive environment for students of African descent.
Catholic University's chapter of Amnesty International seeks to further Catholic University's mission by discovering, preserving and imparting truth about human rights abuses. We have the need and the opportunity to be a human rights leader in the international community. Our organization follows the Christian understanding and principles of loving one another, forgiveness, and justice, from the person in prison to the abused woman or orphaned child of war or disease. Our organization enhances the treasure of human knowledge as it seeks to educate the campus community about human rights. Finally, this organization strives to serve the Catholic University of America, its community as well as the nation and the world. Dan Maloney, President.
Black Student Alliance
The Black Student Alliance mission is to build a strong black CUA community; through academic excellence, community service and social awareness. For more information, please contact Alexander McBride.
CUAnime was formed to provide students with twice weekly screenings of Japanese animation, as well as provide a social and educational group for students to discuss elements of Japanese culture, visit area Japanese cultural events, attend area anime conventions, and meet people with similar interests. Chris Needham, President.
CUA International Society
The CUA International Society celebrates the cultures and Nations of the World with food, music and fun. CUA is full of students of different cultures, ethnicities, and nations. The International Society can unite them all to celebrate culture with fun events.
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose drive and purpose is to provide and support assistance through community based programs in local communities throughout the world. Contact.
Engineers Without Borders
The Purpose of this organization is to provide a forum to bring together students that are interested in broadening their abilities and becoming more internationally responsible. EWB-CUA will create, apply and then design projects for developing communities or will conduct research on related topics, in alignment with Engineers Without Borders-United States of America (EWB-USA). Brendan Gilmore, President.
Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)
Celebrating and learning the Filipino and Filipino-American culture. -Networking throughout the Filipino community -Raise awareness about filipino community in CUA "The youth is the hope of our future." Jose Rizal . Alfonso Caraos, President.
French Club - Le Cercle Francais
The purpose of this organization will be to promote the culture and language of French speaking nations through activities on campus and in the Washington D.C. area. Karen Mahowald, President.
The CUA German Club aims to foster international awareness, language skills, and knowledge of German culture. Working in conjunction with the German professors here at CUA we provide an insight into Germany through films, food and cultural events on and off campus. As well as outings to places like the Goethe Institute and the German, Austrian, and Swiss embassies, and the many other resources that are available in the DC metropolitan area. We also offer students information about the German Program at CUA (i.e. Information about study abroad and classes that are offered here). You do not have to be in CUA's German program or speak German to be a part of our club, whether your interest in Germany and Austria and Switzerland is cultural, linguistic, or historical, all are welcome! For more information, contact Prof. Bornholdt.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
CUA IEEE is a Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). We are located on the campus of The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC. Our mission is to foster interest in and develop a broader understanding of electrical and computer science engineering through tangible application of learned skills and natural talent. We wish to gain an appreciation for the global community which exists today through modern technology and work towards further utilizing such technology for the benefit of all. Patrick Boughan, President.
International Affairs Association
The International Affairs Association at The Catholic University of America holds an annual Model United Nations Conference on its beautiful campus in Washington, DC. For additional information on accomodations, including hotels, travel arrangements, and sightseeing, please contact Jessica Exline.
Iranian Student Association
The Iranian Student Association aims to promote awareness of Iranian Culture.
The Italian club is dedicated to exploring and learning about all aspects of the Italian culture.
The purpose of this organization strives to respond to the social, political, cultural, and educational needs of the Latino community and to promote and publicize these needs to CUA at large. We are dedicated to fostering cultural awareness, political activism, and educational outreach. We will promote Latin American/Hispanic cultures so that there is a better understanding and relationship between students at CUA. Christy Azarmanesh, President
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The purpose of this organization shall be to stimulate and develop student interest in engineering; to strive to increase the number of students studying engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to endeavor in the advancement of the ethnic minority of the enginering professional industry.
The purpose of this organization shall be to gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish and Latin American life, language and culture. Additionally, we seek to promote and encourage cultural exchanges among the many students of Spanish language and/or Hispanic descent. This shall be achieved through speakers, gatherings, lecturers, film viewings, and parties.
Tae Kwon Do Club
The purpose of our organization
- Helen Bannigan
Helen Bannigan obtained her B.A in Politics in 1986 from Catholic University and is now working in Rome, Italy in international media communications. To contact Helen, please visit: www.helenbannigan.com
is to promote physical and mental discipline through the martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Kenneth Chrznowski, President
Vietnamese Student Association
The Vietnamese Student Association is dedicated to exploring and learning about all aspects of Vietnamese culture.
International Law Students Association
The CUA chapter of International Law Students Association (ILSA) is made up of students who are interested in international law. Many of our members are also members of the Comparative and International Law Institute (CILI). In addition to ILSA's purely social function, we also work to organize CILI's nonacademic component which includes organizing panels, establishing alumnae mixers to providing personal informal interactions with the institute's faculty, and maintaining an active externship placement data base for members. Members gain comfort with the practice and scope of international lawyering through participation in such programs. They can make contacts in the international law community to facilitate job searching, and may find outlets for their research and volunteering needs. The goal of ILSA, simply stated, is to combine those talents of students, faculty, alumnae, and guests from outside campus to deepen international law understanding.
Arab-American Law Students Association
The Arab American Law Students Association is an organization dedicated to raising the awareness of the legal and social issues affecting both the CUA law school community and the local community, with an emphasis on issues affecting the Arab-American community.
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) of The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law was established in 1985 to promote awareness of contemporary issues which affect Asian Pacific Americans. APALSA is a racially diverse student organization and has an open membership policy. APALSA sponsors lectures and panel discussions on a wide range of political, social, and legal topics. APALSA also engages in community service projects and works closely with members of the Asian Pacific Bar Association and is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
Irish-American Law Students Association
The Irish-American Law Students Association (IALSA) was founded in 1995 to promote a better understanding of the Irish cultural and political heritage by sponsoring speakers and cultural events through which interested persons can learn about past and present Irish concerns. Service to the law school community and the surrounding neighborhood community is one of the primary missions of the IALSA. IALSA sponsors various speaker programs, social and fundraising events for local charities, as well as food, clothing, and Christmas drive boxes. Membership is open to all members of the law school community who are interested in networking, socializing, and serving the community.
Latin American Law Student Association
The purpose of the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) is to promote the political, social, cultural, and economic awareness of the Latino community through the utilization of legal skills and training and to promote actively the recruitment, admission, and retention of prospective Latino law students dedicated to the improvement of the Latino community. In addition, this association seeks to work with the law school administration in providing a healthy academic environment by creating the mechanisms necessary for effective orientation, consultation, and information services for Latino law students and in seeking additional sources of financial assistance for Latino law students
For additional information related to multi-cultural activities at CUA, please visit http://multicultural.cua.edu/
CUA Alumni International Experience
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