the Catholic worldview fellowship experience

July 3 - 30, 2020
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INTEGRAL FORMATION

The Four Pillars of the Catholic Worldview Fellowship

I. Academic Excellence

Students receive 6 academic credits (ECTS) from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome, Italy). Lectures given by experts in the fields of history, religion, philosophy and ethics shed light on the role of Catholic leadership in today’s constantly evolving culture.

II. Leadership

Through seminars, workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions, students will identify their talents more clearly and learn how to unleash their leadership potential.

III. Cultural Outings

Fellows explore the roots of Western culture through fieldwork and organized outings to historical sites (Aachen, Cologne, Trier, Xanten, as well as the major landmarks and basilicas in Rome).

IV. A Spiritual Foundation

The Fellowship is anchored in Catholic spirituality. Through daily prayer, Mass, spiritual formation, and personal dialogue provided by priests and/or consecrated women, students form lasting spiritual habits.

SEE IT FOR YOURSELF

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Dates: 

  • July 3-30, 2020
  • Early Bird Application Deadline: January 20, 2020
  • Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out our online application form
  • Open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, including graduating seniors
  • Application requires 2 letters of recommendation and a brief introduction video via YouTube or Vimeo

Fellowship Cost:

  • $4950 – cost for those who apply by January 20, 2020
  • $5450 – cost for those who apply by March 2, 2020

This expense includes the following:

  • Hotel lodging (29 nights, full board)
  • Academic module (inscription/accreditation, conference fee)
  • Leadership module (workshop materials, MBTI® assessment, coaching)
  • Cultural outings (transportation) and Rome trip (includes flight Germany – Italy)
  • Miscellaneous (administration, insurance, materials, etc)
  • Students are responsible for travel to Dusseldorf and from Rome.
  • Click here for a list of fundraising tips and ideas.

Rolling Admissions:

  • The Fellowship evaluates applications as they are received until all slots have been filled for the 2020 program.

  • Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Academic Course Details:

More information about the topics covered on the Catholic Worldview Fellowship program can be found in our Program Syllabus, which you can download here.

Program Dates: 

  • July 3-30, 2020
  • Early Bird Application Deadline: January 20, 2020
  • Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out our online application form
  • Open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, including graduating seniors
  • Application requires 2 letters of recommendation and a brief introduction video via YouTube or Vimeo

    Fellowship Cost:

    • $4950 – cost for those who apply by January 20, 2020
    • $5450 – cost for those who apply by March 2, 2020

    This expense includes the following:

    • Hotel lodging (29 nights, full board)
    • Academic module (inscription/accreditation, conference fee)
    • Leadership module (workshop materials, MBTI® assessment, coaching)
    • Cultural outings (transportation) and Rome trip (includes flight Germany – Italy)
    • Miscellaneous (administration, insurance, materials, etc)
    • Students are responsible for travel to Dusseldorf and from Rome.
    • Click here for a list of fundraising tips and ideas.

    Rolling Admissions:

    • The Fellowship evaluates applications as they are received until all slots have been filled for the 2020 program.

    • Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

    Academic Course Details:

    More information about the topics covered on the Catholic Worldview Fellowship program can be found in our Program Syllabus, which you can download here.

    STUDY IN TWO AMAZING LOCATIONS

    Schloss Wissen Castle,
    Germany

    Global Gateway Villa,
    Rome, Italy

    The first three weeks of the Fellowship takes place at Schloss Wissen in Germany. It is located southeast of Weeze, in the district of Kleve, on the left bank of the Niers.

    The castle, the seat of the family of Loë, was built in the 14th century and is considered a preeminent aristocratic estate of the Lower Rhine. Read more about it here.

    The last portion of the Fellowship takes place in Rome, Italy.  While in Rome, students will visit: Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forums, Catacombs, St. Peter’s Basilica, Angelus with the Pope, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major, the Scala Santa, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, St. John Lateran, the Vatican Gardens, and the Trevi Fountain.*

    Accommodations in Rome will be the University of Notre Dame’s Global Gateway Villa, a beautiful and newly renovated facility near the Colosseum. Read more about it here.

    *Schedules and sites subject to change.

     

    The first three weeks of the Fellowship takes place at Schloss Wissen in Germany. It is located southeast of Weeze, in the district of Kleve, on the left bank of the Niers.

    The castle, the seat of the family of Loë, was built in the 14th century and is considered a preeminent aristocratic estate of the Lower Rhine. Read more about it here.

    The last portion of the Fellowship takes place in Rome, Italy.  While in Rome, students will visit: Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forums, Catacombs, St. Peter’s Basilica, Angelus with the Pope, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major, the Scala Santa, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, St. John Lateran, the Vatican Gardens, and the Trevi Fountain.*

    Accommodations in Rome will be the University of Notre Dame’s Global Gateway Villa, a beautiful and newly renovated facility near the Colosseum. Read more about it here.

    *Schedules and sites subject to change.

     

    MAKE AN IMPACT

    This experience far exceeded all of my expectations!

    I was tremendously impressed with how comprehensively the fellowship inspired spiritual, academic, leadership, and cultural development.  The incredible staff was organized and attentive—they planned every detail!  The curriculum was strong with vibrant guest speakers, and the structure of the program promoted what I know will be a lasting community of faithful friends.

    Unbelievably transformative!

    Caroline Beecher

    Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame

    The Catholic Worldview Fellowship was one of the most impactful and important three-credit courses I’ve ever taken. In our busy, day-to-day lives, we seldom have the chance to steep ourselves in the mysteries of the faith and become truly enculturated by the traditions of the Catholic Church.  

    To be able to spend an entire month in prayer, contemplation, study, and fellowship all revolving around developing a Catholic identity and a Catholic worldview is an invaluable experience that every Catholic could benefit from. 

    Jonathon Taccolini

    Grand Valley State University

    Never in my life have I had such blessed encounters – whether those were with the beautiful nature that surrounded our historic German home, the impressive staff and dynamic fellows, the holy places we visited, or with our Lord in almost every aspect of the day.

    Participating in this fellowship is something I will hold in my heart forever as a time that strengthened and established so many elements of my spiritual life, and also gave me a community that I hope to continue growing and identifying with for quite some time. 

    Lindsey Harrison

    University of Florida

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