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Study Abroad in Oxford

Oxford life is treating me incredibly well . . . I've had incredible discussions and have learned a lot, mostly about myself and how I learn best, in my time here . . .

 . . . I have made full use of the Thames Path for running up Botley, it's an absolutely gorgeous location and Suzanna and I have done a few longer runs there together. Oxford is a beautiful place to be, especially at 6 AM on the Thames when I go out for rowing! I have had so many brilliant opportunities here.
A few of the girls and I also had the opportunity to go to the Union Ball a few weekends ago, and it was absolutely incredible. The culture here (in Europe, generally, but particularly the student atmosphere in Oxford) is so vibrant from all of the youth involvement . . . It's been nice to see that my fellow CUA comrades are also learning (as well as sometimes struggling) through tutorials, and that we're all still enjoying the city...a group of us went to see the Wickerman burn in South Park for Guy Fawkes Day! So many incredible opportunities... 
-Lieren, Class of 2012



Study Abroad in Rome

After studying abroad in Rome with the Honors Program, I can honestly say I’m a better and happier person. I explored the earliest beginnings of Western Civilization, celebrated holidays in a new culture, and journeyed deeper into my spiritual life, all in four months. We swam in the Mediterranean in September, learned the proper way to drink wine in Tuscany in October, and in December, we witnessed Pope Francis open the Holy Doors of Saint Peter’s, to begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy. On top of all this, the Honors Program took wonderful care of me. I was able to continue my track with honors classes abroad, and I was given an all-expenses-paid trip to Venice, where the entire honors group explored the city together. And of course, there was the gelato-tasting and the long Italian dinners and midnight walks to the Colosseum that will always hold a special place in my heart. My only regret: That I didn’t have more time!

- Clare Whitton, Class of 2018


Program Details    
Study abroad in Oxford is arranged through the Center for Global Education at CUA in coordination with the
Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP) in Oxford, and features a variety of custom-designed individual tutorials covering topics mostly in the liberal arts and taught by prominent university scholars. Students are placed in colleges considered among the best at Oxford University. Students can study either during the Michaelmas Term (fall semester), the Hilary Term (spring semester) or the late Trinity Term (summer), and have the option of taking a small group tutorial on C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, or British Politics, along with two individual tutorials.  Students live in student housing in and around the center of Oxford. This program provides qualified CUA undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to study at one of the world's most prominent and challenging schools.


UHP students who wish to participate in the CUA Oxford program should check the CUAbroad website (Fall/Spring) / website (Summer) for details.

Deadline to apply for Spring 2019 is October 1, 2018.

Deadline to apply for Summer 2019 is March 1, 2019.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2019 is March 1, 2019. 



Program Details

From the wonders of Ancient Rome to the sweet buzzing of contemporary Roman Society, the "Eternal City" is rich in history and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. The CUA Honors Track in Rome offers students an introduction to the vibrant existence of the Italian capital and its role in the development of Western civilizaiton.

CUA offers an Honors Track in Rome every fall semester. Students enroll in one or two Honors courses, an Italian language course, and two-to-three additional area studies courses within a liberal-arts intensive curriculum that focuses on the history and culture of Rome. The Honors Track emphasizes sharing ideas and presenting original arguments in a rigorous but supportive seminar-style setting. 

Participants in the Honors Track are awarded multiple benefits. In addition to an extra week in Rome at the start of the semester, students are given the opportunity to participate in Honors-exclusive activities, outings, and an academic excursion to Venice.


Students who wish to participate in the CUA Honors Rome program should check the CUAbroad website for more details.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2018 is March 1, 2018.