EUROPE'S MOST MOVING CLASSROOM
London, Paris, Berlin and Prague
WHERE THE CITIES ARE YOUR HOME
Imagine five weeks to learn and live in the heart of Europe. On The Catalyst, 4 amazing cities will become your summer neighborhood. As you learn to live like a local in London, Paris, Berlin and Prague while earning 6 college credits.
Like generations of Catalyst students, you'll want more each day than even our intrepid professors can offer. That's why you'll love the free-time you have each afternoon and night, to hang out and feel Europe on your own terms. And you'll love even more the entire week you'll have to travel Europe with your friends during the independent week built into The Catalyst calendar.
THE STREETS ARE YOUR CLASSROOM
We call The Catalyst "Europe's Most Moving Classroom" because your classes will walk over 5 miles most days. As our professors use our classroom cities to bring your course material to life. From one amazing location to the next, each day of learning becomes an adventure like you've never lived before.
The Catalyst isn't a trip or a vacation. It's your journey to passion and discovery and the best academic time of your life. Our courses in Psychology, History, Art and Mindfulness will challenge you to see your academic interests from a global point of view. Students just like you say every summer: "These were the best 6 credits of my life!"
THE MUSEUMS ARE YOUR LABS
Every Catalyst day brings life-changing locations to life. So you feel what you're learning with all your senses. You'll take one course in London and Paris. And a second course in Berlin and Prague. Both will push you harder than you've ever been pushed before.
Do you want to explore the hospital where the first PTSD soldiers were treated in 1916? Or walk over cobblestone streets that were bombed night after night in World War Two? Or stand right in front of the most powerful works of art ever created? On The Catalyst. these monumental experiences are your class days.
THE COMMUNITY IS YOUR WORLD
You don't join an adventure like The Catalyst to learn and live only with students who look like you.
You join this journey to experience what it feels like to live and breathe comradeship with people who share your passion to live boldly and grow.
The Catalyst's commitment to DEI means you'll travel and learn with a diverse community, so that our program looks like the cities you'll be falling in love with. Black and brown, LGBTQ, LatinX, Asian, Neurodiverse and mobility-challenged: The Catalyst is an inclusive community where all are welcome to meet the world.