Dates and Price

Harvard Vatican Leadership Summit 2018 will take place during our spring break, on March 10-16, 2018, in the Vatican City. The actual activities won’t start before Sunday morning, the 11th, but we recommend participants to arrive on the 10th and will host the Welcoming Dinner on Saturday night. The lodging will be available from the 10th onwards.

Selected candidates are expected to pay a participation fee of $1,600 in full by November 15, 2017. The fee covers lodging, meals, and sightseeing activities of the participants but does not include the airfare or any out-of-pocket expenses that participants may incur during the trip. Please note that it is a personal responsibility of each participant to obtain travel health insurance.

The participation fee is subject to a refund, partial or full, based on the success of our fundraising activities. Should they be successful, we will compensate the participants in equal amounts after our return from Vatican.


Pre-departure requirements

Selected candidates are also expected to attend four pre-departure sessions during which we will get to know each other, brief ourselves on the discussion topics, learn about the Church etiquette and also welcome guests from the Faculty and the Catholic Church. Please note the dates and times of these sessions below and plan for a maximum of one hour in preparation for them:

  1. November 14, Tuesday, 2017 – 7:00-8:30 PM
  2. December 5, Tuesday, 2017 – 7:00-8:30 PM
  3.  January 30, Tuesday, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 PM
  4.  February 27, Tuesday, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Unless otherwise noted, the sessions will be held at Harvard Catholic Center, 29 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge.