The Catholic University of America


Special and Pre-College Summer Programs 

·        Summer Business Institute (Busch School of Business) - June 23-28, 2019

·         Light the World! (School of Theology and Religious Studies) - June 23-29 or July 7-13, 2019

·        Experiences in Architecture (School of Architecture and Planning) - June 16-28 and July 7-19, 2019

·        High School Drama Institute (School of Music and Department of Drama) - July 8-26, 2019

·        Engineering New Frontiers! (School of Engineering)  - July 22-26, 2019

·        Applied Math in Action! (Mathematics Department, School of Arts & Sciences) - June 23-28, 2019


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 Busch School Summer Business Institute

Session: June 23-28, 2019

Busch Summer Business InstituteThe Busch School Summer Business Institute is an exciting week-long educational experience in business innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and ethics through the lens of Catholic Social Doctrine. Rising juniors and seniors in high school will have the opportunity to dive hands-on into business principles, competitions, and applications, while experiencing a taste of college life in Washington, DC. The week will feature presentations and workshops put on by the top men and women in their fields, allowing students to engage with real-world business practitioners and entrepreneurs. Throughout the week, students will create their own business idea and present to CUA "Shark Tank" judges. For more information, please email or call 202-319-6286.

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 School of Theology and Religious Studies: Light the World!

Session I: June 23-29, 2019

Session 2: July 7-13, 2019

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 Light the World! Encourages high school students to learn to see theology in everyday life by exploring theological traditions, asking questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examining how their faith calls them to lives of service.


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Experiences in Architecture

Session:  June 16-28 and July 7-19, 2019

Experiences in ArchitectureThe 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 academic 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 the EIA 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. Tonya Ohnstad at

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High School Drama Institute

Session: July 8-26, 2019

The Catholic University High School Drama Institute is a joint offering by the University's School of Music and Department of Drama. Students major in Musical Theatre or Drama/Acting in this 3-week residential program designed to offer intensive summer training in the performing arts. Study voice, acting, dance, movement, and more with experts in the field and like-minded theatre students. Enrollment is limited to 24 students.

 For more information, please visit or email Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: CUAHSDI


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 Engineering New Frontiers

Session: July 22-26, 2019

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.

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 Applied Math in Action!

Session: June 23-28, 2019

The Applied Math in Action! pre-college summer math program is designed to inspire students to study STEM fields through a dynamic look at applied mathematicsincluding everything from creating and cracking codes to trips to Washington, D.C.'s national monuments, NASA, and the Spy Museum. High school and pre-college students will get to experience campus life by living for one week at The Catholic University of America in our nation's capital while working with Catholic University's math faculty and students on projects, such as ancient codes, modern cryptography, and cyber-security. For more information, see our website or email us a

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