Two-Week Intensive

Time & Location

ESR has adopted the two-week intensive as the way to offer distance students a way to satisfy residency requirements and to participate in campus life without moving to Richmond, Indiana. Three times a year ESR offers two-week intensive classes: August, January and May.

Before, During & After

Students prepare for the two-week intensive class time by reading much of the textbook assignments beforehand. The instructor will post in the syllabus how the student should get ready for the classroom intensive period. During the intensive, the class meets during the same 3.5 hour block, Monday through Friday for week one and week two. Some students choose to return home during the intervening weekend. There are scheduled opportunities during the week for worship and a common meal. New students will have an orientation session and an introduction to the computer lab. Following the two-weeks students will have several weeks to complete a final project or term paper to complete the requirements of the course.

Accommodations & Meals

Students who take the Introduction to Spiritual Formation class as a gateway to the ESR Access M.Div./M.Min. program are required to stay at the Quaker Hill Conference Center. Special arrangements are made during the two-weeks for students in this class to have some meals together and engage in community-building activities.

Students are responsible for the arrangement and cost of their own housing and meals during the intensive. Many students continue to stay at the Quaker Hill Conference Center during two-week intensives. Other means of accommodation are available in the Richmond area. The Wayne County Community Network Association web site maintains a Lodging Guide as well as a guide to local restaurants. Students quickly become acclimated to the area and coordinate meals together as well as share transportation.