The Catholic University of America

CUA Flagship Program

CUA Rome Center From the excavations of Ancient Rome to the bustling and often stifling modern traffic, Rome is one of the great cities of the world, with a wealth of historical and cultural sites. The Catholic University of America Rome Center offers students an introduction to the riches of Rome and of its place in the development of Western culture. Students have the opportunity to live in one of the most influential cities of the ancient world.

Semester & Year Programs

Argentina     Australia    Austria      Belgium      Brazil      Chile       China     Costa Rica      Cuba

     Czech Republic     Ecuador   Egypt    France      Germany     Greece     Hungary     India     Ireland     Italy   Japan 

Jordan    Mexico   Morocco   Multi-Country   New Zealand    Poland    South Africa    Spain    Turkey    United Kingdom

Argentina
  Buenos Aires Advanced Spanish Immersion Program - IES Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
    Latin American Societies and Cultures Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Australia
 

Brisbane, Canberra,
Melbourne, & Sydney

Australian Catholic University Fall and Spring Semesters
  Melbourne Nursing Exchange Program - Australian Catholic University Spring Semester Only
  Fremantle University of Notre Dame Australia Spring Semester Only
Austria
   Vienna European Society and Culture - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Music Program- IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Belgium
  Leuven European Union Internship
Fall and Spring Semesters
Brazil
  Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Semester Program - IES Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
Chile
  Santiago Santiago Semester Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
China
  Beijing Contemporary Issues in China Program - IES Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
    Language Intensive Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Sustainability -
CIEE Study Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
    Chinese Language & Society Program - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Advanced Chinese Studies Program - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Intensive Chinese Language Program - CIEE Study Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
  Shanghai 21st Century China - IES Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
    Bussiness, Language & Culture - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Accelerated Chinese Language - CIEE Study Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
    China in a Global Context - CIEE Study Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
  Nanjing Intensive Chinese Language & Culture Program - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
  Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Exchange
(for CUA Engineering Students Only)

Spring Semester Only

  Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Exchange Fall and Spring Semesters
Costa Rica
  San Jose Social & Environmental Change Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Cuba
  Havana University of Havana - Arcadia University Fall and Spring Semesters
Czech Republic
  Prague Central European Studies - CIEE Study Abroad
Fall and Spring Semester
    Communication, New Media and Journalism - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semester
    Film Studies - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semester
Ecuador
  Quito Language & Area Studies Program - IES Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
    Universidad San Francisco de Quito - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Egypt
  Cairo Area & Arabic Studies Program - AMIDEAST Fall and Spring Semesters
    Egyptology Program - AMIDEAST Fall and Spring Semesters
France
  Nantes Nantes Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
  Paris French Studies Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Business & International Affairs - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Academic Year Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Paris Architecture Program - CUArch
(For CUA Architecture students only)
Fall Semester Only
Germany
  Berlin Freie Universitat - FU-BEST

Fall and Spring Semesters

    Language & Area Studies Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
  Freiberg European Union Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Language & Area Studies Program - IES Abroad Spring Semester Only
Greece
  Athens College Year in Athens Fall and Spring Semesters
Hungary
  Budapest Central European Studies - CIEE Study Abroad Fall and Spring Semester
India
  Delhi Delhi Semester Program - IES Abroad
Fall and Spring Semesters
Ireland
  Cork University College Cork - Arcadia University
Fall and Spring Semesters
  Dublin University College Dublin - Arcadia University
Fall and Spring Semesters
    Parliamentary Internship
Fall and Spring Semesters
Italy
  Rome CUA Rome Center A Flagship CUA Program Fall and Spring Semesters
    Rome Architecture Program - CUArch
(For CUA Architecture students only)
Spring Semester Only
Japan
  Nagoya Nanzan University - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
  Tokyo Language Intensive Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Society & Culture Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Jordan
  Amman Area & Arabic Language Studies Program - AMIDEAST Fall and Spring Semesters
Mexico
  Puebla Universidad de las Americas (UDLA)
Fall and Spring Semesters
Morocco
  Rabat Rabat Semester Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Area & Arabic Language Studies - AMIDEAST Fall and Spring Semesters
    Regional Studies in French - AMIDEAST Fall and Spring Semesters
  Meknes Arab American Language Institute in Morocco Fall and Spring Semesters
Multi-Country
  Multi-Country Semester at Sea
Fall and Spring Semesters
New Zealand
  Auckland University of Auckland - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Poland
  Krakow Jagiellonian University Fall and Spring Semesters
South Africa
  Cape Town Cape Town Semester Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Spain
  Barcelona

Liberal Arts & Business Program - IES Abroad

Fall and Spring Semesters
    Advanced Spanish Studies - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Barcelona Architecture Program - CUArch
(For CUA Architecture Students Only)
Spring Semester Only
  Granada Granada Semester Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
  Madrid Language & Area Studies Program - IES Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
    Academic Year Abroad Fall and Spring Semesters
Turkey
  Istanbul

Kadir Has University - Arcadia

Fall and Spring Semesters
United Kingdom
 

England

  Essex University of Essex Fall and Spring Semesters
  London Parliamentary Internship Spring Semester Only
    St. Mary's University College Fall and Spring Semesters
    London Dramatic Academy 
(For CUA Musical Theatre Students Only)
Spring Semester Only
  Oxford CUA Oxford Program
Fall and Spring Semesters
 

Scotland

  Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh - Arcadia Fall and Spring Semesters
  St. Andrews The University of St. Andrews - Arcadia Fall and Spring Semesters
 

Wales

  Bangor Bangor University - Arcadia Fall and Spring Semesters
  Swansea Swansea University - Arcadia Fall and Spring Semesters

Spring Break Programs

Lima, Nicaragua
"Spanish for Health Care"
March 7-15, 2014
SPAN 108 Required
CUA Faculty Director: Jennifer Maxwell, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, School of Arts & Sciences

 

Madrid, Spain
"Discovering Madrid Through the Arts"
March 7-15, 2014
1 credit SPAN 120 (undergrad)
CUA Faculty Director: Dr. Daniel Garcia-Donoso, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, School of Arts & Sciences

 

Affiliated Summer Abroad Programs

Austria   Chile  China  Cuba   Ecuador   France  

Germany
  Ireland   Italy   Japan   Mexico   Morocco

Multi-Country    Spain    United Kingdom

Faculty-Led Summer Abroad Programs

Bamburgh, UK
"Bamburgh Research Project Archaeology Field School & Study Trip"
3 credits MDST 555
Dr. Lilla KopárDr. Jennifer Davis
Center for Medieval & Byzantine Studies

Dublin, Ireland
"From Shakespeare to Sheridan, the Irish in the Theatre, 1600-1775"
3 credits DR 305/576 or ENG 305 or
HIST 328A/653A
Dr. Patrick Tuite, Department of Drama

Rome, Italy
"Christology in the City of Rome"
May 19 - June 5, 2014
3 credits: TRS 363R
Dr. William Mattison III, School of Theology & Religious Studies


Faculty-Led Summer
Architecture Programs

Summer Education Abroad (SEA)
"Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle International Studies Program"
May 28 - August 19, 2013
15 credits: ARPL 690/601, 603, or 701

Spirit of Place I Spirit of Design
InishTurk, Ireland
June 8 - 21, 2013
6 credits: Spring Design/Summer Build

 

Austria
Vienna Music Program - IES Abroad
  Psychology Program - IES Abroad
Chile
Santiago Health Studies Program - IES Abroad
China
Beijing Beijing Summer Language Program - IES Abroad
  Beijing Summer Language Program - CIEE
Shanghai Accelerated Chinese Language Program - CIEE
  Business, Language, & Culture Program - CIEE  
Cuba      
Havana University of Havana - Arcadia    
Ecuador
Quito Environmental Studies Program - IES Abroad
France
Arles Arles Summer Program - IES Abroad
Paris Beginning Language Program - IES Abroad
  Intermediate & Advanced Language Program - IES Abroad
Germany
Freiburg European Union Program - IES Abroad
Ireland
Dublin From Shakespeare to Sheridan: The Irish in the Theatre 1600-1775
Italy  
Rome Christology in the City of Rome
  First-Year Experience in Rome
  Summer Education Abroad (SEA)  - CUArch
Japan
Tokyo  Tokyo Summer Language Program - IES Abroad
Mexico
Mexico City Intensive Spanish Studies and Ministry Program for Seminarians & Priests
Morocco
Rabat Francophone Studies Program - IES Abroad
Meknes Arabic American Language Institute in Morroco
Multi-Country
Multi-Country Semester at Sea
Spain
Barcelona Intensive Internship Program - IES Abroad
  Language & Area Studies Program - IES Abroad
Madrid Madrid Summer Program - IES Abroad
United Kingdom
London Parliamentary Internship
Oxford CUA Oxford Program

International Internships

Belgium
  Leuven European Union Internship Fall and Spring Semesters
Ireland
  Dublin Irish Parliamentary Internship Fall and Spring Semesters
United Kingdom
  London British Parliamentary Internship Spring Semester
    British Parliamentary Internship Summer


Service Learning Abroad

The following semester programs offer an optional service learning component. Some programs offer a credit-bearing service learning seminar in conjunction with a placement in a local organizations. Students must first gain approval from CUA in order to receive credit for such programs.

Argentina

Buenos Aires - Latin American Societies & Cultures Program - IES Abroad
IES Abroad Buenos Aires also offers a unique service learning seminar opportunity for IES Abroad credit, with homeschool approval. The English-taught service learning seminar focuses on social, cultural, and economic factors with particular emphasis on the role that Human Rights play in Argentine history and society. Students will be placed according to their interests as volunteers with one of Argentina's many active civic organizations. Additional exciting class field work visits further enrich the seminar and volunteer placement components. Students will fulfill a minimum of eight hours per week or a total of 112 hours throughout the semester at the Service Learning placement.

Examples of the types of Service Learning placements students have had in the past include: NGO specializing in Microcredit: Students worked in the communication, fundraising, and research department. Human Rights Organization: Students had the opportunity to translate special materials, public outreach, coverage of public events, updating databases, and other administrative tasks. Educational and Career building Organization: taught specialized English classes, and other IT support responsibilities.

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Study Brazil Program - IES Abroad
From volunteering at a health and social development organization like Fundação Oswaldo Cruz to assisting at Viva Rio—whose mission is to foster peace through social inclusion—service learning placements allow you to engage in activities that address specific community needs in Rio while also building your practical skills. In a society that is developing rapidly but where many people still live below the poverty line, this is an especially important endeavor. In addition to placements in service agencies, the service learning program also enables students to get involved in service projects with Brazilian students.

Chile
Santiago Santiago Semester Program - IES Abroad
IES Abroad Santiago also offers a service learning program. Service learning placements allow you to develop similar skills as an internship placement while working at social organizations in Chile. If you choose to participate in a service learning placement, you will also participate in a corresponding Service Learning Seminar.
Costa Rica

San Jose - Social & Environmental Change in Costa Rica - IES Abroad
During Module 4 of the IES Abroad San José Social and Environmental Change Program, students can participate in a service learning or internship course that enables them to experience first-hand the social, environmental, and economic challenges facing Costa Rica today. Students will learn about the local culture and the diversity of issues in Costa Rica by meeting with and volunteering alongside local residents.

Ecuador

Quito Quito Semester Area Studies Program - IES Abroad
IES Abroad Quito Service Learning opportunities allow you to develop similar skills as internship placements while working within social organizations in Ecuador.

SL/IN395 Service Learning Seminar: Ecuadorian Society introduces students to a series of debates on Ecuadorian society focusing on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Students complete 60-80 hours of community service per semester as a course requirement.

Past Service Learning placements include: Raíces Community School, CARE-Ecuador, FENOCIN, an ethnic and indigenous rights organization, Kimira, an HIV education organization, INDESIC, a scholarship organization for indigenous Ecuadorians, Sun and Life Foundation-Hospital Baca Ortiz, and Museo Mindal.

India

Delhi Delhi Semester Program - IES Abroad
IES Abroad volunteer and service learning opportunities enable students to experience first-hand the social, environmental, and economic challenges facing India today. As you meet and volunteer alongside local residents, you will learn about the local culture and the diversity of issues. You can earn credit for service learning by combining academic work with a volunteer placement.

IES Abroad locates volunteer opportunities at organizations focusing on the following issues: Animal Welfare, Community Development, Cultural Heritage, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Issues, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Nutrition, Rural Development and Social, Women, and Child Welfare.

South Africa

Cape Town University of Cape Town - IES Abroad
SHAWCO, the University of Cape Town's Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation, offers you the opportunity to become involved in more than 15 health and education projects at 5 SHAWCO centres and other locations around the Cape Metropolitan Area.

 

Non-CUA Program Options

What is a Non-CUA Program? 
CUAbroad, the education abroad office of the Center for Global Education, offers a wide array of education abroad programs that cater to many different majors and interests. These programs are either directly administered by CUA or are affiliated and approved by CUA.

When a student is unable find just the right CUA-administered or affiliated program that fits his or her academic objectives, they may be able to study with another accredited institution overseas, and receive transfer credits toward your degree at CUA. Students must follow the procedures on how to participate in a non-CUA program, and gain approval from CUAbroad and their academic advisor. Please carefully read the information below to learn about how to find a non-CUAbroad program that is right for you. 
 

Application Deadlines

Eligibility Criteria

Approval of Non-CUA Programs

Before You Apply

How to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions

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