Questions About Housing
What if I have a large family?
CIT has two apartments that can house a family with four children. In one apartment, the extra bedroom is equipped with two twin-sized bunkbeds. With a small crib, it could also house five children. The other apartment has 3 bedrooms.
CIT also has some housing arrangements possible in the Sorensen Dormitory for large families with older children or groups with multiple large families. Contact CIT at the time of your registration for more specifics.
How big are the apartments?
Each of the Boyer apartments are two-bedroom apartments, though some are larger than others, ranging in size from 600-800 sq. feet.
Few missionaries living cross-culturally will live in accommodations similar to what they are used to in the States. This transition (among others) is one of the biggest hurdles for families to overcome in living in another culture. We have sought to create an atmosphere that has many of the conveniences most Americans are used to but is slightly tighter than perhaps they are accustomed to…at the same time centered in the protective bubble of an English-speaking community and trainers who have “been there” to assist and guide you through the process.
Is there a playground for my children?
While CIT does not keep many toys for children (except in our Childcare room), we do have three playgrounds available for children to play on. One is beside the Childcare wing (and is used exclusively for children in Childcare during Childcare hours.) Another is behind the Boyer Apartment building and the other is behind the Sorensen Dormitory.
In the summertime, however, children typically leave the playground equipment behind to splash and play in the CIT swimming pool!
Are there televisions and/or DVRs in the rooms/apartments?
The Boyer Apartment building’s main “Common Room” area and the Student Center each have a television and a VCR/DVD player for participants’ use. However, CIT does not supply televisions or VDR/DVD equipment to individual dwellings.
Can I bring pets?
We are unable to allow pets in any of our accommodations.
Is there internet access & phone service in the rooms?
CIT has campus-wide wireless internet service available for CIT participants/staff only. A public phone is available in Boyer Commons, in the Student Center and in the common rooms in Sorensen Hall.
Are there laundry facilities available?
There are three laundry facilities on the CIT campus. One is adjacent to the Boyer Apartment building, another is on the lower level of the Sorensen Dormitory, and there is one in the basement of the Triplex apartments. Use of these facilities is free to CIT participants. You’ll need to provide your own detergent, etc.
Are linens provided?
No, you will need to bring your own bed and bath linens which would include towels, wash cloths, bed sheets, pillow cases. The following will be provided in the apartment: kitchen linens, pillows, blankets, mattress covers, bedspreads.
If you are flying to CIT or have a specific need, we will make linens available for your use here. Please contact us with any questions.
Are the rooms/apartments furnished?
All of CIT’s accommodations are furnished. Kitchens are fully equipped including full-sized stove, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, hand mixer, pots/pans, flatware, tableware, etc. Some apartments also have a blender and/or crock pot. Kitchen linens, bed pillows, mattress pads, blankets, and bedspreads are also supplied. You will need to bring your own bed and bath linens. Also provided is an iron, ironing board, laundry basket, some clothes hangers, vacuum cleaner, mop, and broom.
There is a phone in the dorm Commons area on each of the wings of the dorm, the commons area of Boyer Apartments, and in the Student Center.
How much is housing at CIT?
Housing cost ranges from $104/week for a dorm room (shared, same gender bath facilities, shared kitchen facilities) to $225/week for a two-bedroom apartment. Monthly rates are $310/month for a dorm room to $675/month for a two-bedroom apartment.
Please note that participants taking the Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life & Ministry class will be placed in one of our Boyer Apartments as long as there is availability (singles will share with one other single). Much training is gained through the community living and activities in this environment.
Do I have a choice about housing?
The answer to this question is yes and no. All those who register for the Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life & Ministry course are required to stay in the Boyer Apartment building as long as there is availability. Much training is gained through the community living and activities in this environment. But you are welcome to request a particular apartment and we will do our best to accommodate you as the circumstances allow.
How do I get my room/apt. key when I arrive?
Upon receipt of your registration deposit, you will receive an email that contains a CIT campus map and arrival information. There are specific check-in times for each class, normally on Sunday afternoon, so please refer to the info sheet for those times. When you arrive on campus during check-in times, someone will be there to greet you in the main reception area of the Correll Admin Building to give you your key and introductory information.
How do I register for housing?
When you register for a class at CIT you are automatically registered for housing. An email will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before class starts with your housing assignment.
What do we do for meals while we are at CIT?
The first Sunday night of Equipping and SLA, dinner is provided. Three lunches per week are provided in the cafeteria for community building.
During Engage Retreat and Debrief Retreat, all lunches are provided during the week and some dinners.
All other meals are the responsibility of the participant. Note that all of CIT accommodations have fully-equipped kitchens for meal preparation.
How much is housing at CIT?
Housing cost ranges from $100/week for a dorm room (shared, same gender bath facilities, shared kitchen facilities) to $225/week for a two-bedroom apartment. Monthly rates are $300/month for a dorm room to $650/month for a two-bedroom apartment.
Please note that participants taking the Equipping for Cross-Cultural Life & Ministry class will be placed in one of our Boyer Apartments as long as there is availability (singles will usually share with one other single). Much training is gained through the community living and activities in this environment.