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Vincentian Summer Program

​ The Vincentian Summer Program (VSP) is an intensive program for high school students that combines Catholic identity instruction (Vincentian mission and values), English language courses, cultural themes, new media communications and field trips. 

The program is designed to provide educational opportunities and the necessary skills to compete in a global environment to both visiting high school students and our DePaul students who work with them as peer mentors. The program is strongly supported by a Catholic Vincentian identity, using English as the common language of communication and the creation of technological tools to share program outcomes with other students via the internet.​

Students will have the opportunity to sharpen their English language skills by concentrating on speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary building. They will also develop a platform of communication that allows them to extend the program experience, keep in contact with peers and other DePaul students, and develop a sense of what it is to be a Catholic Vincentian youth in a global environment.

Program Timeframe & Capacity

The program will commence and continue for three weeks in the summer. The program will accommodate a minimum of four students and a maximum of fourteen students.

For More Information

To learn more, please contact Emily Kraus (, Assistant Director of Special Programs in Global Engagement.