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SLU 301

London, Oxford, Normandy

July 16 - 23, 2023

Inherit the Past. Shape the Future. Continue your leadership journey by learning to think bigger about the world as we dive deep into history around Europe. We want you to experience the sacrifices made in the past and consider the worldviews of great philosophers who have paved the way for us. At SLU 301, you will learn you are called to shape history and leave a legacy for Jesus that is larger than yourself.

Places You'll Go

London

Oxford

Normandy

What You'll Experience

  • Learn the meaning of sacrifice while standing on the beaches of Normandy
  • Have a backstage pass into the lives of Churchill, Wesley, Newton, Dickens, and Bunya
  • Understand church history in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Wesley’s Chapel, and Winchester Cathedral
  • Explore the ideas that led C.S. Lewis to Christ inside Holy Trinity Church where he worshipped
  • Dream like a history-maker

Resources

Contact Event Reps

Nikki Hoffpauir

COO of SLU

407-248-0300 ext. 13

Kayla Forney

Registration Coordinator

407-248-0300 ext. 23

Speakers

Dr. Jay Strack

President & Founder of SLU

Brent Crowe

Vice President of SLU

Dr. Graham Lacey

Evangelist

Dr. John Lennox

Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University

SLU 301 2023 Pricing

SLU 301 Base Price
EARLY BIRD BASE PRICE
Register by December 9th
Regular BASE Price
Register by March 17th
STUDENT PRICE$2549$2619
CHAPERONE/PARENT PRICE
(anyone 21 & older)
$2649$2719

Important Registration Notes:

Deposit and Payment Information:

A deposit of $500 is due at the time of registration and a second payment of $750 is due on February 17, 2023. The remaining balance of this trip is due April 17, 2023.

Register Early:

This trip has gone to a waitlist for several years. Please make sure and get your registration in as soon as you can to guarantee your spot.

Flight Options:

In addition to the base cost of the trips, participants have the option to select an international flight through SLU at the time of registration based on availability. Click the link above to view the flights offered this year.

Travel Protection:

We strongly recommend that everyone have travel protection for this trip. Travel protection can be purchased for an additional cost based on conference rate directly through Travel Insured through the link on the Travel Protection Page.

Group Registration:

Due to additional details needed for international trips (like passports, etc.), registration for SLU 301 through our online system is only set up for individual and family registrations. If you would prefer to register as a group, please see our FAQs below to get the details needed to set up a group registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to attend SLU 301?

Before Attending SLU 301: All attendees under the age of 18 must have completed the SLU 101 and SLU 201 program before attending SLU 301. We also recommend spreading the experiences out and not completing them in the same summers when possible. Chaperones must be 18 or older to attend.

Age Requirements: There is not an age limit on SLU 301 attendees. The only requirement is that a student who is under 18 must attend with an adult chaperone. Many students attend while they are in college or have graduated, and other students attend with an adult family member.

Families are Welcome! We encourage adult family members to take the opportunity to attend SLU 301 with their students. Siblings may attend if they are over 18, as we do not accept students under the age of 18 who have not attended SLU 101 and SLU 201. Please know that we will do a lot of walking and this trip is physically demanding. Please be prepared to participate in 100% of the experience as an adult chaperone

Can families or parents travel to 301 with their students?

SLU encourages families and parents to travel together to our international trips. These trips are life-transforming and are a wonderful way to build memories together as well as for you and your children to grow together in faith and in setting goals for the future. We do not accept students under the age of 18 who have not attended SLU 101 and SLU 201. Parents who enroll in 301 must agree to abide by the same rules and schedule as all other 301 participants. Parents, families or friends may not come to “part” of the SLU 301 experience, but they can enroll as full participants.

How can I register a group for SLU 301?

You have two options for registering you and your students for SLU 301. Either is fine with us – we just want you to be able to do what is best and easiest for you. Either option below will ensure your groups are put on the same bus and in the same hotel as long as you fill in the same group name during registration.

  • Register as one Group via our online form: This means your church/organization is paying SLU for everyone in your group. You can only register this way through our online form. You will need to download and fill out this spreadsheet completely for each member of your group and submit in the provided portal. Please note that you will be held accountable for the registration terms if you register this way (even though you don’t “sign” the terms as you do on our registration site). Go here to make sure you understand the trip terms. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
  • Register as an Individual or Family through our website: You will choose this option if everyone in your group is paying separately. We can still keep your group together on the same bus and at the same hotel, but you don’t have to handle the payments as a group. Just have your students enter the same group name when prompted so we know to keep you together.

What are the COVID-19 requirements for this trip?

Entry requirements for countries are constantly updated due to regulations surrounding COVID-19.  Currently it is believed that proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test could be a requirement for international travel and country entry for non-residents in at least one of the border crossings during this trip. Please note: this is not a requirement of SLU, but is a government requirement of where we are traveling. You are signing up for this trip knowing that is a possibility. If you are unable to receive a vaccine before the trip, you will still be subject to the terms of the cancellation policy. Any updates to entry requirements will be communicated to all registered attendees.

Do I need a Passport or VISA for SLU 301?

Passport: Everyone registered for SLU 301 will need a passport. The passport must be valid for six months after the completion of the trip and have two blank pages. You will need to submit your passport number 120 days prior to your trip, so we recommend you apply for your passport immediately, if you do not have one. To enter your passport information- login to your account, select registration, and then select edit attendee.

Visa: US passport holders are not currently required to obtain a VISA before traveling to the UK or France. If you will be traveling on SLU 301 with a passport from a country other than the US, it is your responsibility to confirm the specific requirements by both the UK and France regarding the passport you hold and obtain a VISA in advance, if necessary.

What is the payment schedule and my payment options for SLU 301?

A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration, and an additional $750 is due on February 17, 2023. The remaining balance is due on April 17, 2023. Any registration not paid in full by this day will incur a $25 late fee. You have the following options for your registration payments:

  • Paper Checks: You can mail these to our office (SLU, 1560 North Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789). Checks must be received within ten days of registration.
  • Credit Cards: You can use AMEX, VISA, MC, or Discover. A 3% transaction fee will be added to any credit card payments.

Outside of registration fees, what other expenses should I plan on for this trip?

  • If during registration you select one of the designated flight paths provided by SLU (includes specific domestic departure cities), your roundtrip international airfare is included in your registration. However, it is your responsibility to arrange transportation to and from this domestic departure city.
  • You need about $120 for meals, tips, and optional soft drinks. You can get British pounds and Euros at a local American Express office in the U.S. or your local bank. Credit cards are also widely accepted and shopping times vary based on the schedule. Included in this suggested $120 is:
    • You have two meals you are responsible for at SLU 301.
    • Coach Driver and Guide Tips: Each participant (students and adults) should plan to bring $80 total for this. Tips can be in any currency, as long as the value adds up to $80, but it is best in US dollars. We will collect all of this money at the beginning of the trip so that we can distribute this to our guides and drivers throughout the trip in both Paris and London.
  • Outside of souvenirs, there are some optional opportunities you may want to bring money for:
  • There are optional tours that you may take advantage of during your free time at Oxford, such as the C.S. Lewis walk or The Christ Church, as well as great shopping opportunities, so plan to bring some extra money for this.

What do I need to submit before I can attend SLU 301?

  • Click here view the complete conference checklist and see below for a summary of what is due and when.
  • 120 days before departure
    • Your passport information and Completed Attendee Information
  • 90 days prior to departure
    • Final payment and Rooming List
    • Dietary Restrictions
    • Domestic Flight Information
    • If you booked your international flight separately, this information is due.

Can I book my own flight to SLU 301?

Yes, you will meet SLU, with your luggage, at London Heathrow Airport baggage claim at 7:00 am on July 17, 2023.

It is your responsibility to meet up with the group on July 17, 2023. If you have flight delays or are unable to meet the group at the scheduled time, travel arrangements and costs associated with meeting up with the group will be your responsibility.

Please note that there are a number of different terminals at this airport and you will receive an email about one month prior to the trip noting the terminal where you need to meet us if you are flying on your own.

Do you have any fly tips for SLU 301?

  • If your flight is delayed, or if you have an emergency on the travel date, you can contact our SLU 301 launch team staff member at your designated airport or our Orlando office at (888) 260-2900. You will be emailed their information approximately one month before the trip.
  • For sleeping on the flight, try Advil PM, Dramamine or Benadryl with your doctor’s permission.
  • When you arrive for your international flight: immediately check-in and get your boarding pass and then check-in with your SLU staff member. One hour before the flight: you must be at the departure gate for your flight so you are ready to board.

Do you have any suggestions for booking a domestic flight?

For groups needing assistance making flight arrangements, SLU recommends that you contact Go Travel Company. Ask for Kathy Nau at 800-800-7703 ext 116 or [email protected] With over thirty years experience in the industry, Kathy is a great resource in helping groups find affordable flights. For domestic flights, we suggest a minimum of 4 hours between domestic and international flight times.

How are people roomed together at SLU 301?

Rooms are double occupancy, but you may select to have a room by yourself for an additional charge of $800. You may request a roommate by completing the Rooming List under the Important Documents section of your online account.

What is the cancellation or change policy for SLU 301?

Regardless of reason, cancellations and transfers cost Student Leadership University. To offset these costs, the following fees will apply.

Cancellations:

  • 120 days or more before departure: Deposit will be lost (Deposit may be transferred to new registration for current year and same program but cannot transfer to anyone currently registered)
  • 91-119 days before departure: 30% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited
  • 61-90 days before departure: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited
  • 0-60 days before departure: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited

Transfers or Changes to Accounts:

  • 120 days before departure: no transfer fee
  • 61-119 days before departure: $50 plus the cost of the airline ticket change (if airline allows change)
  • 14-60 before departure: $100 plus cost of the airline ticket change (if airline allows change)
  • 13 days and under before departure: transfer may not be possible due to VISAs and airline ticket regulations. If a transfer is possible, all costs incurred by SLU will be transferred to the attendee.

All monies are due 90 days before departure. Any registration not paid in full by this day will incur a $25 late fee.

Please note: If circumstances regionally or globally necessitate a transition from a live event, the SLU team will communicate whether this event will be transitioned to a virtual event, rescheduled, or cancelled.  In this circumstance, the event deposit is still non-refundable.

To cancel or transfer a registration, please email [email protected]

Do you offer travel protection for SLU conferences?

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel protection as SLU prepays all hotels, meals, transportation, etc. 45 to 120 days before you attend the conference. We are unable to issue refunds unless otherwise noted by the terms and conditions during registration. Travel protection must be purchased through the portal before the final payment deadline for the trip or before you make the final payment for the trip (whichever date comes first); you cannot add it after this date. Select the link below to find out more about trip insurance.

Click here for more information on travel protection.

What about possible security issues while traveling overseas?

SLU does not send your child on these trips; we take your child. We would never risk your child’s safety or our own. We actively watch for updates from the government on security issues or concerns. Should there be a major security issue, the government will alert the public and the airlines will respond accordingly. All travelers should consider registering at https://step.state.gov/step/ through the US Department of State as it allows them to better assist you should an emergency arise either at home or abroad.

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