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Why Catholic: The Nursing Edition

As people talk about their college search, most stories have that one moment of clarity–the moment when you feel like you’re home and that you belong in that certain place, and that was how I felt every time I came to visit Catholic University. I initially tour Catholic per the suggestion of my mom and when I stepped on campus for the first time, I … Continue reading Why Catholic: The Nursing Edition

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Debunking Misconceptions

My name is Bill O. and I’m a junior history major. As a tour guide at The Catholic University of America, my fellow Cardinal Ambassadors and I commonly get asked questions from prospective students and their parents about various aspects of life at Catholic  University. Here are some of the common misconceptions about campus life that I’ve come across as a tour guide: Do you … Continue reading Debunking Misconceptions

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Taking on New Zealand

One unique aspect of studying nursing at Catholic University is that our students have the opportunity to study abroad! Hear about Alexis’s nursing classes at The Catholic University of Australia and catch up on her recent adventures! Nursing classes in Australia are a bit different from my classes in the U.S. Each class is only once a week, but it is a two hour lecture … Continue reading Taking on New Zealand

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Life Lessons at NPR

“How did I end up here? How did I get so lucky?” The excitement that my sister shared when I told her where I would be spending my semester interning was eye-opening, “I LOVE NPR! WNYC HAS MY FAVORITE PROGRAMS, I LISTEN EVERY DAY! Have you listened to ‘Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me’? What about the Tiny Desk Concerts?” Prior to interning at NPR, I … Continue reading Life Lessons at NPR

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New Place Like Home

Some students who travel far away for college can say, “There’s no place like home,” but when reminiscing on her transition, first year student Jeanne Marie shares how DC has transformed into her ‘new place like home.’ Read as she shares exactly what it’s like to be a local student at Catholic. Catholic University is closer to my house than the high school I attended. I … Continue reading New Place Like Home

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Easter on Campus

Have you ever considered what campus life over a University holiday would be like, if you couldn’t return home for the break? Catholic University hosts many students over short breaks, who aren’t able to make it home or who choose to stay in Washington, D.C. Hear about one student’s time on campus over Easter break! This year, I decided to stay on campus for Easter … Continue reading Easter on Campus

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9 THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO TRANSFER TO CUA!

First, let me start off by saying we are SO excited that you have thought about making The Catholic University of America part of your college plans. We understand that transferring may be a little confusing, but please know that you always have the support of our admission team, The Office of Undergraduate Admission, to help! To clear up any questions, here’s a quick cheat … Continue reading 9 THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO TRANSFER TO CUA!

The Distance Question: Why I left AZ to Study in DC

When I moved into my first dorm at CUA (go Gibbons!), I had never before stepped foot on the campus. I came from Phoenix, Arizona, a full five-hour flight and 2,295 miles from Washington, D.C. I chose CUA based on the research I had done online and I had no idea what to expect when the taxi my parents and I took from the hotel … Continue reading The Distance Question: Why I left AZ to Study in DC

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White House Whirlwind

When I tell people, “I study Politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.,” their first response is, “Well that is definitely the perfect place to be!” Having the chance to study politics three miles away from some of our most powerful lawmakers has been an incredible experience. As a CUA student, I can hop on a metro train after classes and gain … Continue reading White House Whirlwind

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Swapping Zucchettos with Pope Francis

Last semester, I was lucky enough to study abroad at Catholic University’s Rome Center in the Eternal City. Towards the end of my four months in this historic place, I had the opportunity to attend a Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis. In preparation for this event, I stopped by Barbiconi, an ecclesiastical tailor near the Pantheon, to pick up a white … Continue reading Swapping Zucchettos with Pope Francis

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Virginia, ¿americana o madrileña?

Hello again from Madrid! Since my last update, I’ve explored more of Madrid, traveled to Salamanca, and most recently trained to Lisbon, Portugal. We had some spectacular spring weather for a little while here in Madrid, so I was outside practically all day everyday, and so was every other madrileño (Spanish for ‘people from Madrid’) and tourist visiting this city. It was magical. One weekend … Continue reading Virginia, ¿americana o madrileña?

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Why I Chose CUA to Study Theology

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked, “Why Catholic University?” since I made my college decision last year. “Because I want to study theology.” This usually springs a second question: “Why theology?” I think I have to answer both questions at once. Growing up right outside of D.C., I always knew how much the area has to offer an active learner. I’ve … Continue reading Why I Chose CUA to Study Theology

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Hong Kong is Re-Engineering the Engineer in Me

Remember that scene in The Parent Trap when Hallie arrives in London and she has her head out the car window as she passes iconic sites while There She Goes plays in the background? Yes, I know you do! Well, this is the first thought that comes to my mind when attempting to put into words what studying abroad has felt like to me. I … Continue reading Hong Kong is Re-Engineering the Engineer in Me

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Campus Ministry: A Community for Everyone

Hello, I’m Camilla and I’m a senior student minister. Student ministers are student staff of the Campus Ministry Office, who are assigned a residence hall on campus as a resource and connection between the residents of that hall and the Campus Ministry Office.  I currently work with first-year women in Regan Hall. During the first few weeks of the fall semester, I spent hours introducing … Continue reading Campus Ministry: A Community for Everyone

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Adventures in Australia

Hello, everyone!! It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to bring you up to speed in the Land Down Under, so let me tell you about how I’ve been spending my time. I had a week in Melbourne before classes started, and my roommate and I figured that since we will spend the majority of our semester in Melbourne, we wanted to go on … Continue reading Adventures in Australia

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Student Ministry: Celebrating Catholic Roots on Campus

“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” – Mark 10:45 Looking back at every awesome experience I’ve had at CUA, I can say without any doubt or reservation that serving as a Student Minister has been my favorite. On campus, Student Ministers live in a place called The House and in the residence halls, with the intention to build community … Continue reading Student Ministry: Celebrating Catholic Roots on Campus

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Taking Flight: CUA Nursing

Hi, I’m Peggy and I’m a senior nursing major at CUA! Being a student at CUA, I often hear, “You have so many great opportunities available to you.” In all honesty, we do! We have incredible internship opportunities, and as a nursing major, I do clinical work at world-renowned hospitals just down the street. One of the best parts about being a student in DC … Continue reading Taking Flight: CUA Nursing