Intensive Training Week 2017
Director of ITW: Johnny King
ITW Student Contact: Karen Arlt (ITW@hopecorps.net) Contact Karen for all ITW inquiries. Please do not contact the ITW Directors or Wilson University with questions.
Manhattan A: May 31 – Jun 7, 2018
Andrew Bentley Director
Manhattan Students: You will need to bring $50 USD for entrance fees and transportation costs for off-site sessions.
Roatan A: June 16 – 23, 2018 Caleb Adams Director
Roatan B: June 23- 30, 2018 – Director, Jerry Rowley
Roatan C: June 30- July 7, 2018 – Director, Nathaniel Urshan
Norway: August 20-27, 2018 – Director, Johnny King
PI ITW: October 23-28, 2018 – Director, Kevin Bradford
(Note: Those who are attending PI ITW 2017 can participate in the Graduation Ceremony at Summit 2018. They will receive their patches and certificates however after the ITW.)
SPANISH SPEAKING ITW: June 12-16 2017 – Director, Jesse Galindo
Please contact Bro. Galindo for details for the Spanish Speaking ITW – firstname.lastname@example.org. This will not be an option in the Feb 1st application.
ITW 5 Step Process
To attend an ITW there is a 5 Step Process. Please follow the instructions below for each step.
If you do not meet all requirements for forms, documents, and payments by the announced deadlines you will forfeit your placement slot to the next person on the waiting list.
Students must pass all four Hope Corps courses with at least a 60% in each course. Should a student achieve a final grade in any course including the last course, Course #4, that is less than 60%, he or she will not be able to attend an ITW until it is completed successfully.
1 ITW Process Step 1 — ITW Placement Application Form
This form is now closed. It will open early February.
Submitting this application does NOT guarantee your first ITW choice nor does it guarantee approval. This application is for our internal placement process. Once we complete our placement process, we will email you with your tentative ITW designation.
For Alumni: The selection process for alumni applicants is NOT on a first come first served basis. Each application will be reviewed by ITW Directors and only selected alumni will be given the opportunity to serve at designated ITWs. We are looking for dedicated, qualified, passionate servant leaders. Thank you for your interest in serving with Hope Corps!
Students: You must be over 18 years old at the start of ITW you are attending.ITW Placement Form
2 ITW Process Step 2 — ITW Application
This form is now open. Please complete this within one week of receiving your ITW placement.
After you received your tentative ITW placement from our HC staff, you will fill out the Final ITW Application Form below.
The form asks for files to be uploaded and your deposit payment confirmation number to be entered during the application process. You must have the following ready when you start the application. Your application cannot be submitted without these files and deposit payment confirmation. They are required fields for submission of the application.
Have these ready for insertion:
- $50 USD Non-Refundable Deposit: This deposit will be applied to your escrow. The confirmation number of this payment is required in your application. This confirmation number is sent to you by e-mail when you pay your deposit. Click on the ITW DEPOSIT PAYMENT button and follow the payment instructions.|CLICK HERE TO READ REFUND POLICY
ITW DEPOSIT PAYMENT
- Pastor’s Approval: A PDF or JPG of the signed Pastor’s Approval Form for ITW applicant. Click on this link to download the PDF and print off for your pastor to sign. After he has signed take a photo of it or scan it to upload on the application.
- Background Check: Use this BACKGROUND CHECK LINK to apply for a background check. This link takes you to the place where you can apply for a background check that is automatically sent to Hope Corps. You must use this link for your background check. We cannot accept any other background checks. Please use your own email address to apply. The only exception is for Canadians; this link will not work for Canadians. Canadians must upload a police issued background check with their application.
- Passport: Your passport number, expiry date, and a PDF or JPG of the picture page of your passport are required. The expiry date must be 6 months PAST the last date of your ITW. For international air travel, US passport books are required – NOT passport card. Passport cards are not valid for international air travel; they’re only acceptable for land and sea border crossings between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
- Witness: Someone to witness you electronically signing and then applying their electronic signature to the form before you submit.
Note: THIS FORM CAN BE SAVED AND RESUMED IF YOU DISCOVER YOU NEED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION OR FILES AFTER STARTING IT. When you choose to save and continue later, it will give you a link you can copy to paste into web browser later and it also gives you the option to have the link sent to your e-mail. You must enter an e-mail into the white box to the right hand side of the “send e-mail” button. It will not read the e-mail in your application automatically.
3 ITW Process Step 3 — Escrow Non-Refundable Payment
The balance of your escrow is due 2 months prior to your ITW.
Escrow Balance Amounts: $380 USD for Roatan & Manhattan & PI, $650 USD for Norway.
Manhattan A: March 30, 2018
Roatan A: April 16, 2018
Roatan B: April 23, 2018
Roatan C: April 30 1, 2018
Norway: June 20, 2018
Philippines: August 23, 2018
The escrow fee is a payment to cover room and board, food, and other group expenses for the trip. This payment also includes travel medical insurance. In Roatan it includes ground transportation. (Norway, Manhattan and Philippines must provide own transportation to and from the airport to Hope Corps Center or given meeting place).
Payment through inFellowship Online Account only. No other form of payment accepted.
Payments are non-refundable.
Please click on the button that corresponds to your ITW to make your payment:
$380 USD for Roatan, Manhattan & Philippines: Escrow Payment for Roatan, Manhattan & Philippines
$650 USD for Norway (North American Students Only): Escrow Payment for Norway
Note: Escrow fees are NOT tax deductible since it is not a donation but a payment for services rendered.
FOR PEAK PI AND SUMMIT LODGING: The button below is for those who are staying an additional week in the Philippines for PEAK PI and SUMMIT. Please contact Evette for further information on staying for PEAK PI and Summit.
$150 USD for lodging only (food is not provided this week): PEAK PI AND SUMMIT LODGING
4 ITW Process Step 4 — Online Submission of Travel Itinerary
Travel Itinerary – At least 1 month prior to your ITW please fill in and submit this online form with your travel itinerary. For Roatan and Norway bound students, we need this information to arrange airport transportation for you upon your arrival and for your departure.
5 ITW Process Step 5 — Hope Corps Shirt Order
Deadline: to be ordered at least 1 month prior to ITW; We recommend ordering earlier than a month to make sure you get your shirts in time. It is your responsibility to have your shirts in time for ITW.
Dress Code: The official Hope Corps uniform for ITW is HC BLUE shirts with BLACK bottoms. Please follow and respect the ITW Uniform Guidelines.
Hope Corps has set up an online e-store for administering shirt orders all year round. Please read instructions below carefully before purchasing your shirts:
- Each Hope Corps student must have at least TWO (2) Hope Corps shirts for ITW.
- Shirts are approximately $60 USD each for US students and approximately $75 USD each for Canadian students (shirt, logo, shipping, duty and taxes included).
- Shirts are fine cotton, elegantly tailored and no ironing required. Please following the sizing chart found on the e-store product page.
- Group your orders with other students from your local church to save on shipping costs.
- You will be required to wear your HC shirt in transit from your hometown to the ITW location.
- Please click here for detailed order instructions for the e-stores. IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS TO ENSURE YOU GET THE LOGO ON THE SHIRT!
For ITW, order the ITW MANDATORY SHIRT (No Iron Pinpoint Shirt). This is the official uniform shirt for ITW.
For casual / work day dress, you may order the Optional Work Day Shirt (Mesh Polo). This is optional. When ordering Polos the HC logo is automatically added. Your city and state can be added for an additional charge of $6.00 US per shirt. You will click Add Monogram and fill in your city name all on one line. Please use this format for adding city: CITY NAME STATE ABBREVIATION For example: MEMPHIS TNE-store for US and Canadian Orders
ITW Budget (in USD):
The following list gives you a general breakdown of what you will need to budget for:
- Escrow Fee for room, food and travel insurance – $430.00 USD – Manhattan and Roatan and PI $700.00 USD – Norway
- Blue Shirts (x2) – approx. $120
- Flights – approx. $800 to $1200 (depending on the ITW location and where you’re flying from)
- Spending money – approx. $100
- Passport Application – approx. $150 (If you don’t already have one, please apply ASAP! For US Citizens, passports are not needed for Manhattan. US passports can take up to 6 weeks for processing.)
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2017 application process will open from April 26 to May 7, 2017.
ITW Packing Video
NOTE: This was made for ITW Italy, that is why there are scarves, sweaters and boots, etc. The students were also allowed to dress out of uniform for travel because of the length of the flight. For Roatan and Manhattan students are to wear their uniforms when they travel.