The Intensive English Program was established in 1983 for undergraduate and graduate international students who need further training in academic English. Most of the students who complete our program go on to pursue an academic degree at the Catholic University of America.

In recognition of the challenges facing students working for a degree in a language other than their native tongue, our program places special emphasis on English for academic purposes.

Consider taking our online self-assessment tool, "Are You Ready" so that you can determine if you are prepared to take a test of English as a foreign language, or if you should study in CUA's Intensive English Program. Click here to complete our online assessment: "Are You Ready?"