Students

Why should you attend Light the World?

Witness Faith in Action

Light the World! is a chance to learn how faith and culture interact with everyday activities. Each day you will witness how this is achieved at a locale in D.C. You will have the opportunity to witness faithful excellence in action in business, science, politics, sports, and the arts.

The 2020 Summer session has been moved online. The experience of faith in action will occur through online presentation by STRS faculty, industry professionals, and national leaders as well as faith sharing in small groups.

Visit Impressive Washington, D.C. Sites

Throughout the week you will travel to places such as the U.S. Capitol, National Gallery of Art, and a Professional Baseball Stadium and hearing from people who have achieved success in those realms talk about how faith compliments those activities.

The 2020 Summer session has moved online, site visits will not occur in the normal fashion. 

Experience College Life

Light the World! is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America. You will spend a week on campus living in a residence hall, eating in the Pryz (Catholic U dining hall), praying in sacred spaces across campus and learning from world renowned Catholic U professors.

The 2020 Summer session has moved online and, unfortunately, will not take place on campus of The Catholic University of America. 


Program Highlights:

The 2020 Summer session has moved online, some normal activities highlighted below will not be scheduled. 

  • Monument Scavenger Hunt
  • Morning of Service
  • Professional Baseball Game
  • Daily Mass
  • Forming Friendships that will last a lifetime

Light the World! meant so much to me and I had an absolutely amazing time! Not only was I able to meet new people and have so much fun in DC and on a college campus for a week, but I also was able to go to Daily Mass, Adoration, talk in small groups and grow in my faith together with the people I met! – Kelly, 2018 Participant


Applying to Light the World!

Light the World! applications for high school students go live the January before the summer institute and close in April. All application materials can be found at the “How to Apply” tab.

The cost of a week with Light the World! is $125, application fee is undetermined. The application deadline is June 3, 2020. All applications are due by June 3, 2020. We hope that this cost does not deter any interested participants as scholarships are readily available upon request.


Information After Acceptance

You’ve been accepted to Light the World! Congratulations!

We are so excited to host you at The Catholic University of America this summer.

We have two registration deadlines, the first is June 17, 2020. This first deadline guarantees that the participant will receive their participant package which includes things like a LTW t-shirt, program booklet, and water bottle. Any registration between then and the June 25, 2020 deadline is not guaranteed to receive their participant package in time for the online session.

A few items before you arrive:

  • Forms: Be sure to fill out all the necessary paper work within 7 days of registration or by July 1.
  • Payment: Submit the remaining balance on your program fee of $125 within 14 days or by July 1st.

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