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Application process

Preliminary inquiry

Informal discussions about the program can take place at any time with the IWM Program Director to assist in the discernment process.

Written application materials

The written application materials are available at the IWM office and online at The deadline for submission of application and all required documents is February 1st of each year. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. Please contact the  if you plan to submit an application after the deadline.

Interview process

After completing the written application materials, a formal interview will be conducted with IWM program staff. The interview may include a brief conversation in Spanish in order to assess your level of fluency.

Psychological screening

Each applicant must participate in an interview with a licensed psychologist/counselor arranged by the IWM Program Director.

Invitation to Join IWM

The decision to select and invite an applicant into the program is a collaborative between IWM program staff and the Selection Committee of the IWM Advisory Committee. The IWM Program Director will notify the applicants of the decision in writing and require a tentative acceptance or non-acceptance letter from the invited applicant within a month of receiving the invitation.

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All of the following forms must be completed and received by February 1st.

Application Form
Application Form – English (doc)

Background Check Form
VeriFYI Background Verification Release Form (pdf)

Recent Photo of Yourself

3 Letters of Recommendation by references listed on application
Letter of Recommendation Form (doc)

Autobiography Form (doc)

College Transcripts

Physical Examination Form
Medical Form – English (doc)

Send the full application

Incarnate Word Missionaries
4503 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209

or by email at

Program Calendar

February 1st:  Application Deadline

February – March:  Interview Process

Mid-March:  Acceptance of Invitation

Mid- late July:  Re-Entry

Beginning of August:  Orientation
(CCVI site and In-Country)

End of August:  Begin mission site work

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