Your student's decision to study abroad can be one of the most important decisions of their college career. For many students, this will be the first time they spend a significant length of time overseas. However, for those parents and students who are willing to take up the challenge of a study-abroad program, the rewards are immense. Study abroad offers the ideal vehicle for parents to support their children in the growing up process. It offers the student a unique opportunity to learn in another culture, within the security of a host institution or program that is carefully chosen so that courses taken abroad will apply to Catholic University's degree. Students studying a foreign language will perfect the accent and greatly expand their vocabulary--a skill retained for life. Making new friends, and travel and decision making, are also key parts of the study abroad experience.


In addition to a well-established Overseas Crisis Management Protocol, CUAbroad staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and may be reached through the Department of Public Safety (DPS). If a student experiences an emergency abroad, they should first contact the on-site coordinator. Students and parents are also welcome to contact CUAbroad through the Department of Public Safety and request that the appropriate CUAbroad contact person be paged.

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: +1 202-319-5111 TTY/TDD 319-5736

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