Hope City Visitor’s Program is designed to allow participants to check out inner city ministry, including our prayer room, soup kitchen and food distribution initiative. Visitors will experience what it is like to live among gang members, drug addicts and the homeless.

Hope City Visitor’s Program is an event of the International House of Prayer. It is not an IHOPU internship. For our international participants, this means that you are not required to obtain a student visa in order to visit Hope City.

If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you do not need to apply for a visa in order to enter the U.S.  If your country does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you will need to apply for a B-2 visitor’s visa in order to enter the U.S.

It is important that you understand that as a participant in Hope City’s Visitor Program, the purpose of your visit is not academic, nor will you be working. You will simply be visiting an inner city ministry, checking out the prayer room, and experiencing teaching sessions open to the general public.

We recommend that you do not make travel and accommodation arrangements or schedule a visa interview, if necessary, until you have received confirmation of your registration from Hope City.


The 2017 Visitor Program Track dates are

January 11- March 24
April 12- June 23
July 10 – September 15
September 27 – December 8

Cost is $1500.