Italy Intensive Training Week

Catania Sea Palace Hotel*

Via del Rotolo, 44
95127 – Catania ( CT )

*Rooms are double & triple occupancy and will be booked by Hope Corps. Married couples will not room together. Attendees will receive room assignments upon arrival to hotel.

 

Travel Information*

Airport: Catania, Sicily (CTA)

• Depart US – July 3, 2023 (arrive July 4, 2023)

• Depart CT – July 11, 2023

Please arrive CT mid-morning to early afternoon.

Passports are required to travel outside of your country of origin. Passport applications can take up to 6 weeks to process and in recent years have taken longer. We strongly suggest applying for your passport right away to allow adequate time for processing. U.S. citizens are required to have a U.S. passport with at least six months of validity beyond return travel dates. Passport Application: U.S. Passport | Canadian Passport

*Students are required to make their own travel arrangements and book their own flights. All airfare tickets are purchased at the student’s own risk. Hope Corps is not responsible for any fees incurred as a result of flight cancellation or the student’s inability to attend ITW due to incomplete coursework.

 

Arrival/Departure Transportation

Students will be responsible for transportation from the airport to the hotel.

 

ITW Travel Tips

  • An international travel converter is recommended to power devices.
  • Students are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal itemno checked luggage.

ITW Uniform Guidelines

General Guidelines

The idea of a uniform is to be uniform. In past ITWs some students have tried to be very “creative” in establishing their own identity or style. However, this has sacrificed the uniformity that we are trying to achieve. This is not a special meeting… this is Intensive Training Week!

Please be respectful of our request that you wear the uniform without special touches added to it. Thank you in advance for complying with the uniform requirements of Hope Corps.

NOTE: No jewelry of any kind is to be worn during the ITW, including wedding rings. Sleeves are to be worn below the elbow.

Female Uniform

• Black Skirt: Modest black skirt covering the knee when standing or sitting down.

• Blue Shirt: A minimum of 2 uniform shirts should be purchased online from the E‐Store with the Hope Corps logo.

• Black Shoes: Comfortable flats for sessions, services, and activities

Optional Accessories:

• Hose: No designs

Black scarf: Simple and lightweight with no designs

Black Cardigan or Jacket: With black buttons

Black Undershirt

Black Belt: Black buckle with shirt tucked in and belt worn through loops

NOT Acceptable:

Unbuttoned shirt

Wide belt on top of shirt

• Rolled sleeves

• Pleated or Ruffled Skirts

• Leggings showing under the skirt

• Knotted shirt

• Colored undershirt

• Hair Pieces/Flowers (All hair accessories must be simple with no jewels/gems in ALL black or your hair color)

• Designed nylons or tights

Male Uniform

• Black Pants: Modest, fitted style.

• Blue Shirt: A minimum of 2 uniform shirts should be purchased online from the E‐Store with the Hope Corps logo.

• Black Shoes:  Comfortable shoes for sessions, services, and activities.

Optional Accessories:

• Black Scarf: Simple and lightweight with no designs

Black Cardigan or Jacket: With black buttons

Black Belt: Black buckle with shirt tucked in and belt worn through loops

NOT Acceptable:

Unbuttoned shirt

• Design tie

• Brown belt

• Colored blazers

• Short or colored socks

• Black jeans or casual fabrics (Exception: Black jeans & casual black shoes for travel days)

 

 
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