The Catholic University of America

CUA Summer - Pre-College Programs   

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors



Engineering New Frontiers (ENF) is a weeklong, residential summer camp for rising high-school juniors and seniors held on the campus of The Catholic University of America.

At ENF, students will work closely with CUA engineering faculty members to explore the wide variety of engineering opportunities in our society.  Through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, students will experience what college engineering majors and professional engineers do.  Living on campus, students also get a "taste" of college and exposure to the best of Washington, D.C., including special museum tour, sporting events, and various other safe recreational activities.

For more information about ENF, please contact

Learn more about CUA's School of Engineering!



The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields.  Students are exposed to both the academics and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.

The Experiences in Architecture program will better prepare you for the rigors of architecture school, giving you a head start, as well as acquaint you with campus life at the university level.  Students, who have participated in EiA's summer workshop, or a similar pre-college program, are better prepared for success at the university level.

For more information about EIA, please contact Ms. Hollee Becker at

Learn more about CUA's School of Architecture and Planning!



The CUA High School Drama Institute is a residential drama program for students who wish to pursue a serious summer drama training experience. If you want to strengthen your acting skills, work hard with like-minded students, and live on a university campus, this summer experience is for you.

For more information please contact the Department of Drama at 202-319-5358 or visit

Learn more about CUA's Department of Drama!



CUA Summer


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