Ever to Excel

Spiritual Exercises for High School Students

Session I: July 26 – 31, 2020

Session II: August 2 – 7, 2020 

 

*Update: May 15, 2020

Due to the continuing threat of the coronavirus and various health and safety restrictions, it is clear that Ever to Excel cannot take place as scheduled. Ever to Excel is focusing on 25-30 July and 1-6 August 2021 for the sessions next year. We will confirm these dates early in the new year.

Though our 2020 program will be deferred for a year, our intent is to continue to offer a magnificent experience of Spiritual Exercises to high school students from around the world--under the guidance of undergraduate students from Boston College who serve as Mentors. We look forward to an amazing Ever to Excel program in 2021.


 

Come to Boston College for a week this summer and experience Ever to Excel. Guided by the wisdom of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, you will learn more about your place in the world and how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. 

During the week you will engage in Spiritual Exercises that will help you reflect upon who you are. You will discover new interests, deepen your faith, make friends from all over the world, and have fun – all while experiencing Boston College: a premier Jesuit, Catholic university.

The program for Session One begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26th and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 31st. 

Session Two begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 7th. 

The 2021 student application is not available at this time.  To be notified when the application is live, please fill out this interest form.

The 2021 Mentor application is not available at this time. To be notified when the application is live, please fill out this interest form.

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.


 

Daily Activities

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Explore Boston College and get to know its Jesuit, Catholic identity through great presentations and small group discussions. Experience Candlelight Mass and discover the city of Boston!

Keynote Speakers

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Meet some of Boston College's outstanding community members as they share with us important insights drawn from the experiences of their own lives through dynamic keynote presentations.

Meet our Mentors

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Our undergraduate student Mentors share a desire to shape the lives of the students they encounter and guide them on their journey to discovering God in all things. Get to know them here!


 

 

Contact Us

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies
617-552-2568
iajs@bc.edu

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Simboli Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467