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.

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.

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 (CUA dining hall), praying in sacred spaces across campus and learning from world renowned CUA professors.

Program Highlights:

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

My favorite activity would definitely be the Nats game. Not only was it fun to attend the game and meet Danny Espinosa it connects with me personally because I am a big sports guy. His talk directly helped me with what I do in life.- Nick, Participant 2016

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 $325 and there is an application fee of $25. The priority application deadline is April 15, 2019 after which the program fee will increase to $350. All applications are due on May 25, 2019. 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.

A few items before you arrive:

  • Forms: Be sure to fill out all the necessary paper work within 14 days of registration or by June 1st.
  • Payment: Submit the remaining balance on your program fee of $300 within 14 days or by June 1st.
  • Arrival: Information on when and how to arrive to campus can be found in your acceptance packet and online here.
  • Packing: Wondering what you need and don’t need? See our suggested Packing List.

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