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SLU 401

Israel and Jordan

June 7 - 17, 2024

Leadership Begins at the Feet of Jesus. The final step of the SLU journey begins at the birthplace of our faith. After you walk through Scripture at SLU 401, in the footsteps of the most incredible servant leader and teacher our world has ever known, you will never read the Bible the same way again. Not only is faith brought to life, but you will better understand your role in God’s redemptive story and that true leadership begins at the feet of Jesus.

Places You'll Go


Mount Carmel

Garden of Gethsemane


Sea of Galilee

Mount of Beatitudes




Mt. Nebo

The Dead Sea


What You'll Experience

  • Follow the early life of Christ as you journey through the streets of Bethlehem and Nazareth
  • Learn to face life’s storms while sailing the Sea of Galilee
  • Kneel in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Stand strong in the face of the world while walking the Via Dolorosa
  • Take communion outside the door of the empty tomb after seeing Calvary
  • Write your role in God’s redemptive story, and learn to lead like Jesus


Contact Event Reps

Nikki Hoffpauir

SLU Chief Operations Officer

407-248-0300 ext. 13

Kayla Forney

SLU Registration Coordinator

407-248-0300 ext. 23


Dr. Jay Strack

SLU President & Founder

Brent Crowe, Ph.D.

SLU Vice President

Jeff Wallace, Ph.D.

Chief Strategic Officer of SLU

SLU 401 2024 PRICING- Coming Soon!

See 2023 prices below to give you an idea of price.   These typically vary each year by $200 to $400.


SLU 401 2023 Program Pricing
Flight not included
Round Trip Air Fare from Newark

Important Registration Notes:

Deposit and Payment Information:

A deposit of $500 is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance of this trip is due 90 days before trip.

Register Early:

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

International Flight Option:

You have the option to book your own roundtrip airfare into Jordan and out of Israel or you can select the SLU flight. Information posted early August 2023.


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. This is new this year as you no longer need to purchase this through SLU at the time of registration.

Group Registration:

Due to additional details needed for international trips (like passports, etc.), registration for SLU 401 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 401?

Before Attending SLU 401: All attendees under the age of 18 must have completed the SLU 101, SLU 201, and SLU 301 programs before attending SLU 401. 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 401 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 401 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, SLU 201, and SLU 301.  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 401 with their students?

SLU encourages families and parents to travel together on 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, 201, 301. Parents who enroll in 401 must agree to abide by the same rules and schedule as all other 401 participants. Parents, families or friends may not come to “part” of the SLU 401 experience, but they can enroll as full participants.

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.

Do I need a Passport or VISA for SLU 401?

Passport: Everyone registered for SLU 401 will need a passport. The passport must be valid for six months after the completion of the trip. 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 Israel. If you will be traveling to SLU 401 with a passport from another country than the US, it is your responsibility to confirm the specific requirements  regarding the passport you hold and obtain a VISA or additional documents in advance if necessary.


How are people roomed together at SLU 401?

Rooms are double occupancy, but you may also select to have a room by yourself for an additional charge of $1095. You may request a roommate by completing the Rooming List under the Important Information section of your online account.

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 through the US Department of State as it allows them to better assist you should an emergency arise either at home or abroad.

What is the cancellation or change policy for SLU 401?

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


  • 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.

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

What do I need to submit before I can attend SLU 401?

  • Click here to 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.

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