Ever to Excel at Boston College

Spiritual Exercises for High School Students

Session I: July 21–26, 2024

Session II: July 28–August 2, 2024




High school students are asking big questions about what gives meaning to their lives, where they belong, and how they can make a difference.

These are just some of the questions participants from around the world will be invited to explore for a week this summer at the Ever to Excel program at Boston College. Drawing from the wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the program provides rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors the resources and supportive community environment to contemplate how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Jesuit spirituality.

Through daily activities, small group discussions, and keynote talks by Boston College faculty, staff, and alumni, students will discover new interests, deepen their faith, learn the tools for discovering their talents, make a community of friends and mentors from all over the world, and have fun!

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Program Overview

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Meet Our Mentors

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Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467