The application itself, consists of:
(1) A registration form emailed to you by request sent to Caitlyn Hathaway (
(2) A one page paper written by the applicant on your call to join us on this spiritual journey
(3) A statement of endorsement from the applicant’s Campus Minister/Director, Pastor, or College Chaplain
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and notification of acceptance will be emailed within 10 days. The staff completes participant selection, basing their acceptance on the applicant’s spiritual maturity and curiosity; the applicant’s faith commitment and servant-leadership ability; and the applicant’s clarity and conviction of call to join us on the journey.
Dates and Cost
The dates for the 2018 Qwest West are May 10-23. The cost of Qwest West is $1,200 for students who apply before February 15. After that date, the trip cost is $1,300.  After April 12, the cost may be higher because of airfare. The cost includes transportation, camping and entrance fees, coffee mug, water bottle, t-shirt, and all food with the exception of ten meals. A deposit of $200 is due within seven days of acceptance. The balance for the trip is due April 12, 2018.
Scholarships, payment plans, and need-based financial aid are available. Please do not let money get in the way of your Qwest West!
Contact Us
Application materials (detailed above) in addition to any questions may be sent by email to Caitlyn Hathaway: or to the Qwest West mailing address:
Qwest West, Inc.
1702 Greene Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 799-0212



Qwest West, Inc. is a non-profit ministry affiliated with Shandon Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and UKirkSC