Registration Opens October 11th at 10am EST.

Leadership Begins at the Feet of Jesus. In the final step of the journey, students travel to Israel and Jordan where it all began, connecting with the life of Christ and understanding their role in God’s redemptive story of the world. Not only is faith brought to life as students walk in the steps of Jesus, but students learn that true leadership begins at the feet of Jesus, living in strength, humility, wisdom and with the selfless heart of a servant while seeking to have an eternal impact on earth.

June 10 - 19, 2019


  • Jerusalem
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Megiddo
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Mount of the Beatitudes
  • Jericho
  • Nazareth
  • Bethlehem
  • Petra
  • Jerash
  • Mt. Nebo


  • 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 

SLU 401 2019 Pricing


Student Price/ Chaperone/ Parent Price


Base Price (flight not included)


Delta Round Trip Airfare from JFK (40 Seats)


El Al Round Trip Airfare from JFK (60 Seats)



  • DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT INFORMATION: A deposit of $350 is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance of this trip is due March 12, 2019.
  • TRAVEL PROTECTIONWe 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 the 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.  

Contact an Event Representative

Nikki Hoffpauir

Kayla Forney


Can I book my own flight to SLU 401?

Yes, you may book your own flight, but it is your responsibility to meet up with the group on June 11, 2019. 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. You will be sent a contact number one month before the trip in case you need to reach someone on June 11th.  

Can families or parents travel to 401 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, 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 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, but this is required to enter into Jordan and SLU will arrange for a group VISA for all participants with US passports. 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 by both the Israel and Jordan regarding the passport you hold and obtain a VISA or additional documents in advance if necessary.  

Do you have recommendations on how to book our domestic flights?

For groups needing assistance making flight arrangements, SLU recommends contacting Go Travel Company. Ask for Kathy Nau at 800-800-7703 ext 116 or With over thirty years experience in the industry, Kathy is a great resource in helping groups find affordable flights. 

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 $750. You may request a roommate by completing the Rooming List under the Important Information section of your online account.

How can I register a group for SLU 401?

You have two options for registering you and your students for SLU 401. 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 through us via email:  This means your church/organization is paying SLU for everyone in your group.   You can only register this way through email.  You will need to download and fill out this form completely for each member of your group and email it to us at  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.
  • 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 about possible travel security issues?

Remember that SLU doesn't 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. In order to assist with security issues, we ask all students to sign a moral code of conduct indicating that they will not leave the hotel or group at any time. 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 about travel protection for SLU 401?

We have had students cancel the day or week before due to illness or family emergency and lose their entire amount. You can purchase travel protection at registration through our website. YOU CANNOT ADD THIS OPTION AT A LATER DATE. You may find out more about travel protection information in your online account or via the link below. Also, check with your homeowner's insurance company before leaving and ask what the procedure is for overseas medical care and what is covered on your policy.

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. Select the link below to find out more about travel protection.

Click here for more information on travel protection.

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  program 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 17 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. 

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.

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 plus the cost of travel protection (if purchased) 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.

What is the payment schedule and my payment options for SLU 401?

A $350 deposit is due at the time of registration, and the remaining balance is due on March 12, 2019. 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, PO Box 649, Keller, TX 76244). Checks must be received within ten days of registration.
  • Electronic Checks: You can do this through your online account.
  • Credit Cards:  You can use AMEX, VISA, MC, or Discover. A 3% transaction fee will be added to any credit card payments.

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