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2 Travel AND earn college credit Gain cross-cultural skills Learn & enhance foreign language skills Gain more experience in your field Meet new people Strengthen your resume Broaden your perspective Why Study Abroad?

3 CUAbroad is the education abroad unit of the Center for Global Education at CUA. Provides a wide array of education abroad opportunities for the CUA community and general public Location: 111 McMahon Hall 620 Michigan Ave, NE Washington, DC 20064 Hours: Monday- Friday; 9am-5pm

4  Programs on all five continents  Ten new semester abroad destinations added in 2009 with more options to come  SUMMER programs in Italy, Mexico  Non-traditional destinations (Argentina, Chile, China, India, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa)  CUAbroad Spring 2010 numbers through the roof! From 40 students to 98  NEW Autumn Advantage Scholarships (Fall only; 3.0 G.P.A.)

5  Information Sessions (general & program- specific)  Individual Advising  Pre-departure Orientations  Registration and transfer of credits  International Student Identity Cards  Travel Resource Library, & More

6 ﻫ Earn 12- 18 credits per semester (9 for grad students) ﻫ 45 college credits completed by the time the program begins ﻫ Language requirement for graduation should be also completed for juniors to study abroad ﻫ Be a full-time degree-seeking student at the time of application ﻫ Must have a 2.8 G.P.A. or higher ﻫ A 3.5 undergraduate G.P.A. (3.8 for grad students) for the Oxford Honors Program ﻫ Classes taught in both English and in host country language ﻫ Wide variety of subjects offered ﻫ Open to most majors

7 ﻫ Australia, Chile, China, ﻫ England, France, ﻫ Germany, Greece, ﻫ India, Japan, ﻫ Mexico, ﻫ New Zealand, ﻫ Spain, South Africa ﻫ And many more! Available on all 5 continents Includes non-traditional locations

8 CUA OXFORD HOnors Program CUA flagship program Fall OR Spring semester Take 3 tutorials, totaling in 15 credits for Undergraduates and 9 credits for Graduate students Students meet weekly with their tutor Significant time will be spent reading, researching and writing Live in Oxford student housing (single rooms, shared kitchen, lounge & bathrooms) Attend an Oxford Honors Information Session, each Monday at 12pm and each Friday at 2pm

9 CUA in Rome: CUA flagship program The Liberal Arts Track L ive in University dormitories Take one Italian language course at Italiaidea (language school) and 4 additional liberal arts courses The Italian Immersion Track Live with Italian host families Take two Italian language courses and 3 additional liberal arts courses Fall OR Spring semesters  15 undergraduate credits (5 courses)  Use of CUA’s own facilities: classroom, library, lounge, computer lab  Includes excursions, including Tuscany and Bay of Naples  No prior knowledge of Italian required  Info sessions: alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.

10 BELGIUM (Brussels, Leuven) Fall or Spring Internship in European Studies + up to 5 additional academic courses Live in Leuven, work in Brussels ENGLAND (London) Spring or Summer Internship in Parliament + 2 additional courses IRELAND (Dublin) Fall or Spring Internship in Parliament + 3 additional courses through the Institute of Public Administration  Gain professional experience in your field  Earn course credits  Add an international component to your resume!

11 Led by CUA Faculty - for CUA credit Locations & courses vary (Mexico, Rome, Berlin) Study abroad during the summer or spring breaks for one to six weeks Stay with host families or in student housing Open to all undergraduate and graduate students Must have at least a 2.5 GPA to obtain credit (may be taken for audit)

12 Any accredited program that is not affiliated with CUAbroad Students receive TRANSFER credits (C or better) All non-CUA programs must be approved by CUAbroad あ Research and select programs by accredited institutions あ Attend Abroad 101 Info Meeting to review application procedures あ Consult with your Academic Advisor about degree requirements あ Apply directly to your program of interest あ Fill out Financial Aid paperwork あ Complete CUAbroad online application あ Submit all supplementary materials, including an administrative fee

13 $CUA tuition, plus a $5000 program fee for affiliated semester programs $$100 application fee, $500-$1,000 deposit (No charges for CUA housing & meal plan) $Most forms of financial aid (except work-study) apply to affiliated programs $Non-CUA programs: CUA grants & scholarships do not apply, only federal aid $Must work with CUA Office of Financial Aid $Obtain cost breakdown sheets for affiliated programs at CUAbroad $NEW!!! Autumn Advantage Scholarship!!!!

14 HOW TO APPLY  Check application deadlines & apply early  Complete an online CUAbroad Application  Submit all supplementary materials at the same time:  Application fee, Official transcript  Letter(s) of recommendation,  Personal statement, Course approval form  Copy of your passport, Passport size photos  Any additional information specific to your program KEEP COPIES OF EVERYTHING  Mandatory health insurance coverage while overseas  There will be a disciplinary check with CUA’s Student Life  There may be a short interview before acceptance

15 WHAT’S NEXT?  Research programs and countries of interest  Talk with your academic advisor about possible courses to take while abroad  Talk with former participants and CUAbroad  APPLY FOR YOUR PROGRAM  Apply for your passport & check visa requirements  Visit Financial Aid and apply for FAFSA

16 CUAbroad 111 McMahon Hall Phone: 202-319-6010 Fax: 202-319-6673 Email: Website:

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