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 hear from people who have achieved success in those realms talk about how faith complements 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 (Catholic U dining hall), praying in sacred spaces across campus and learning from world-renowned Catholic U professors.

Program Highlights:
  • 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 will go live in November and close in April. All application materials can be found at the “How to Apply” tab.

The cost of an in-person week with Light the World! is $500.00, and the application fee is $25.00. Program fee includes all meals, housing, excursions, and program experiences from the start of the program week (Sunday at Mass) until the closing brunch (the following Saturday). We hope that this cost does not deter any interested participants as scholarships are readily available upon request.

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