Summer Programs

A life-changing summer awaits you.

Each year Christendom College offers many summer programs for students of all levels. Read on for more information about our various summer offerings.

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Experience Christendom Summer Program for Rising High School Seniors
The most popular, well-attended, and highly ranked pre-college program of its kind. Amazing classes, fun activities, great friendships, growth in holiness - all for just $500 for a one week session. Choose from 4 different sessions and request financial assistance if you'd like. You will have one of the best weeks of your life - guaranteed.

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3 The St. Columcille Institute - 3-Week Summer Study Abroad
The St. Columcille Institute is a three-week program in Ireland, consisting of classes in Theology, History, and Literature. Held at Ards Friary in Donegal, the program aims to promote the New Evangelization called for by Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI by forming the next generation of Catholic leaders with the tools needed to engage the culture and bring the Faith to our modern world. This year, the Institute will be held from July 20 - August 11, 2014.

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2 Graduate School Residential Summer Program
Christendom College offers a Graduate Summer Program for those students who wish to pursue graduate Theological studies during the summer. Both the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree and the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma may be earned at the Summer Program, over the course of at least four summers. It is a residential program, held at the main Christendom College campus just outside of Front Royal, Virginia, enabling people from all over the United Sates and abroad to attend the Christendom Graduate School.

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6 Vita Consecrata Institute 
The Vita Consecrata Institue (VCI), co-sponsored by the Institute on Religious Life, is held every summer in conjunction with the NDGS Summer Program. The VCI is an intense summer program of theological studies and spiritual renewal for religious, priests, seminarians, and other consecrated persons. Students may earn graduate credit towards the degree of Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Christendom College, or they may attend for personal renewal, auditing courses and participating in the liturgical life of a community enriched by the religious of various congregations.
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5 Summer Conference Series 
Every other year, Christendom hosts its Summer Conference. Generally, topics of an educational and catechetical nature are addressed by such Catholic luminaries as Francis Cardinal Arinze, Scott Hahn, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Timothy O'Donnell, Tim Staples, and many more. The Institute typically takes place on a weekend during the month of June or July. The next conference will be in 2015.
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