Shape your students' future through the ultimate experience at SLU 101! Your students will begin their leadership journey by understanding that Leadership Begins at the Feet of Jesus. From behind the scenes at SeaWorld to world-class speakers in exclusive learning environments, SLU 101 teaches your students the practical, relational, and life skills to change the way they think, dream, and lead!

June 18 - 21, 2018

Visit

  • Sea World
  • Universal Studios
  • Islands of Adventures

Experience

  • All-Inclusive 4-Day/3-Night Stay in a Business Hotel
  • Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Experiences at Sea World
  • Rules and Tools of Leadership from World-Class Communicators
  • Worldview Development from Leading Christian Apologists
  • An Afternoon of Roller Coasters at Renowned Theme Parks
  • Business Leadership Lessons from Top Level Executives
  • Personality Assessment and Time and Goal Management

Pricing Info:

  Groups: Singles or Individuals:
By Nov. 17:  $599 $629
By Mar. 9: $620 $650
By May 18: $649 $679
After May 18: $694 $724
Please note that a deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration. One comp registration for each 11 paid attendees. Pricing is based on 4 persons per room. Rooms with less than 4 persons will be charged a rooming fee of $87 for each empty spot.

Travel protection can be purchased for an additional cost based on conference rate and must be selected at time of registration.

The registration price includes all meals, session materials, rooming and lodging, and transportation upon arrival to and departure from the hotel. Students must stay onsite at the hotel in order to participate.

 

 With every 11 registered in your group, the 12th is FREE!

Hotel Info

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld | 10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Contact an Event Representative

Jonathan Lyons

FAQs

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 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 email us at registration@studentleadership.net with the full legal names, dates of birth, individual email addresses, travel protection choice and flight choice for each person in your group.   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) like 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.

Do I need to sign up for breakout labs in advance?

No. On the day of the event, breakout labs will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Two weeks before the event, you will receive an event briefing via email with descriptions to better help you choose the breakouts that would be best for you and your team.

What is the difference between a Group vs. Singles at SLU 101?

A group means there is an adult chaperone attending the conference with a student. Singles or Individuals are students attending without an adult. Singles will be assigned an SLU team member, who serves as their chaperone for the week.

Is the conference really free?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this conference is being provided at no charge to all attendees. Lunch is provided, but you are on your own the rest of your meals as well as lodging if needed.

Can an adult with my group at SLU 101 stay in the hotel but not attend the conference?

Sure! On the rooming list, make sure you include their name(s) and that they are not attending the conference. We will charge an $103 fee to cover that hotel stay. If all four spots in a room are not filled, you will also be responsible for an additional $103 fee per empty spot. Please note that to qualify for the group rate, at least one adult per group must be a participating attendee. 

What are the requirements to attend SLU 201?

All attendees under the age of 18 must have completed the SLU 101 program before attending SLU 201.  We also recommend spreading the experiences out and not completing them in the same summers.

Who should attend YPS?

The Youth Pastor Summit is geared to all Youth Pastors and Key Youth Leaders (staff or volunteers). It is also open to Christian educators. All attendees must be 18 years or older. 

What about travel protection for SLU 101?

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel protection as SLU prepays all hotels, meals, transportation, etc., 30 to 120 days before you attend the conference. Therefore, we cannot pass a refund on to you other than as noted on the registration page. Click here for more information on travel protection.

We encourage all participants to purchase Travel Protection at the time of registration. Names of individuals who would like to purchase travel protection must be provided at registration.

I have a small child, can they attend with me?

We think families are great, and time together is important.  Yet, this event is only for those who are 18 and older and who have graduated high school. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home or arrange childcare for outside of the conference.

What is the cancellation policy for SLU 101?

Cancellation Policy:

  • 45 days or more before the conference: Deposit will be lost. (Deposit may be transferred to a new attendee for the current year and same program but cannot be transferred to anyone currently registered.)
  • 30-44 days before the conference: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days before departure: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.

Transfer Policy: (you may replace current attendee with a new attendee for the same program)

  • 15 days or more before the conference: No transfer fee
  • Less than 15 days before conference: Transfers will incur a $10 fee

What should I bring to SLU 101?

Your Bible, personal hygiene items, clothes (see Dress Code), & spending money for resource table/snacks/souvenirs.

Group Leaders: Please bring a medical release form for any minors attending without a parent/guardian and keep them with you at all times during the program. Medical release forms must empower your group leader (not SLU) to authorize medical treatment for the students you are bringing to the program.

Can my organization be an exhibitor at this event?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2018 information packet of levels and to apply online. 

What is the dress code for SLU 101?

As we train young leaders, we want them to grasp the importance of dressing appropriately for the environment and maintaining an appearance that honors Christ. Thus we have established a few guidelines for your time at SLU 101:

  • Shirts should fully cover the front, back, and sides. Any sleeveless shirts should have a strap at least "3 fingers" width across. No spaghetti straps, racerback tops, or tanks with oversized armholes should be worn.
  • Any shorts (including athletic shorts) should be at least "fingertip" or "mid-thigh" length, whichever is most modest or virtuous as we strive to honor Christ in this aspect of our lives.   Additionally, skirts or dresses should come to no more than 4 inches above the knee.

The dress code applies to all parts of the conference experience--sessions, meals, parks, etc. and applies to both students and adult leaders.  If anyone chooses to dress outside these guidelines, you may be asked to change by an SLU Staff member.

Is transportation included for SLU 101?

The conference includes all travel during the program week, but it does not include transportation to/from the conference.

Groups: It is your responsibility to arrange for your own transportation to and from the hotel. If you are driving, plan on parking your vehicle and not using it until the last SLU session is completed. Please verify parking fees with the hotel property for the conference you are attending.

Singles: If you are flying, an SLU team member will meet you at baggage claim and place you on a shuttle to the conference hotel. We are not able to accept unaccompanied minors flying on any airline. At the end of the program, approximately 1:00 pm, students will be put on a shuttle with other program participants and transported back to the airport.

What do I do when I arrive at the hotel on Day 1 of SLU 101?

Registration is from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Day 1. You will check in at the SLU table for your room keys and conference materials. You will need to bring a signed "Participant Waiver and Info Form" for every student and adult attending the conference. The form for any attendee under the age of 18 requires a parent signature. Please note that hotel rooms are not guaranteed to be available until 3:00 pm.

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

If you have special dietary restrictions or food allergies, they should be submitted to SLU no later than 45 days before the program begins. If something comes up after registration, you can update your registration information up to 15 days before the program begins. Please be sure to offer specifics on what you cannot eat and what can be substituted. We will make every effort to accommodate, but there may be certain times when this is not possible. We strongly recommend that you bring prepared foods or snacks with you that are compliant with your dietary needs.

Do I need a passport and how do I apply?

Everyone traveling overseas needs a passport regardless of age.  In addition, your passport must meet the following criteria below. For how and where to apply, go to http://travel.state.gov/passport. Do not wait until closer to the trip date to apply for your passport, do so immediately.

  • It must be valid for six months from June 14, 2015
  • It must have two completely blank pages

What about medical or travel protection overseas?

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel protection  as SLU prepays all hotels, meals, and transportation, etc. 30 to 200 days before departure. Therefore, we cannot pass a refund on to you other than as noted on the registration page. 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 and travel/medical insurance at registration through our website. YOU CANNOT ADD THIS OPTION AT A LATER DATE. Click on the link on the SLU Kenya page to find out more about the insurance options. 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.

Is everything included in the trip price?

Your roundtrip coach air from the U.S.; EPIC stateroom, all meals on board the ship (unless you choose one of the specialty restaurants); private airport transfers; private coach and guided tours as indicated in the itinerary. 

Where is the event located?

Day 1 will be held at Hard Rock Live on Universal's property. Day 2 will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando located on 3000 S. John Young Parkway.

Do I need a visa and how do I apply?

Everyone traveling to Kenya will need to obtain a VISA and it is your responsibility to apply for this. A single entry VISA will cost $50 and is your responsibility to take care of. You are not allowed to apply for this until 90 days before the trip as the tourist VISAs are only valid for three months. You can apply directly with the Consulate or Kenyan Embassy or you can use a third party service for an additional fee. We do recommend the third party company CIBT. You can go to www.cibt.com to download their application and or call 800-929-2428 to get more information. While the VISA application will outline all that you need to submit your application, here is a summary:

  • Passport: you must provide your actual signed passport, including a copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the length of your requested visa, you must have one blank visa page, and it must not be frayed, torn, separating or altered.
  • Photographs: you must provide two color, passport-type photographs.
  • Photocopy of all application materials.
  • Proof of travel - which can be supplied by SLU 90 days before departure as long as trip balance is paid in full.

What is NOT included?

Meals off the ship (depends on excursions you choose, but we recommend you plan for five meals at least), and gratuities of $72 for the ship staff, and sodas on board and throughout the trip. 

Can I register without my passport number?

Yes, you can register without your passport number, but you must submit this information with the participant information form. Again, if you do not have a passport number at the time of registration, please apply for one immediately.

 

What is the payment schedule and payment options for this trip?

A $350 deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due on March 8, 2015. 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.  Must be received within ten days of registration.
  • Electronic Checks: You can do this through your online account.
  • Credit Cards: New for 2015- we now take AMEX! Many of you have asked and we heard you.  You can now use AMEX, VISA, MC, or Discover.  A 3% transaction fee will be added to any credit card payments. 

Are any meals provided?

Through the generosity of our event sponsors, lunch is being provided on both Monday and Tuesday.

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, 2018. 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.

Is lunch included at LIFT Dallas?

Yes! On most of our LIFT stops lunch is not included, but in Dallas it is because of the 1 day model that is geared toward schools.

What are the age requirements for SLU 101?

To attend as a single, a student must be at least 15 years old. To attend with a group, students should be at least 14 years old or going into 8th grade.

Can an adult with my group at SLU 101 San Antonio stay in the hotel but not attend the conference?

Sure! On the rooming list, make sure you include their name(s) and that they are not attending the conference. We will charge an $103 fee to cover that hotel stay. If all four spots in a room are not filled, you will also be responsible for an additional $103 fee per empty spot. Please note that to qualify for the group rate, at least one adult per group must be a participating attendee. 

Is everything included in the total trip price?

  • Your round-trip international flight from Newark is included, but it is your responsibility to arrange transportation to and from the airport.
  • All meals are covered except one  so participants will need to be prepared to cover their lunch on that day. We will go to a "fast food" type place so it will not be too expensive. Also, most venues do not include drinks in the meal so if you like sodas or other drinks be prepared to purchase these at $1 to $2 per glass.
  • Every SLU participant will have the opportunity to contribute to a tip for our drivers, baggage handlers, and safari guides. Typically, every participant should plan on bringing $5 per day for a total of $45 for this. Tips for meals are included. Tips can be in any currency, as long as the value adds up to $45 US dollars.

What is the cancellation or change policy for this trip?

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

Cancellations:

  • 90 days or more before departure: Deposit will be lost.
  • 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 cost of the airline ticket change (if airline allows change)
  • 14-60 days 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 transfer is possible, all costs incurred by SLU will be transferred to attendee.

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

Is it possible to book my own flight?

Yes, you can book your own flight. However, we will not be responsible for separate airport transfers. Should you arrive at the same time, you are welcome to join our coach. A discount of $1400 will be given upon registration. SLU will not be responsible for coordinating your independent flight or alternate transportation.

How do I get from the airport to the hotel at SLU 201?

Students will NOT be met at the airport. You must make transportation arrangements to and from the hotel. You will need to arrive at the hotel no later than 4:00 pm

  • Metro: The hotel has lobby access to the Crystal City Metro stop.
  • Taxi/Cab: The estimated fare for a taxi from Reagan National is approx. $10.
  • Boston Coach Shuttle: For over a decade now, they have partnered with SLU to provide non-stop shuttle service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport the Marriott Crystal Gateway at a cost of $14.00 per person each way. Click here to download their form.
  • Hotel Shuttle: The hotel has a complimentary 12 passenger shuttle that runs every 20 minutes from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The shuttle picks up at ground transportation. Look for the Crystal City Gateway Marriott shuttle. Because we have over 900 people coming in for SLU 201 (most of which are flying), the hotel cannot guarantee transportation for all attendees in a timely manner so SLU recommends participants consider one of the first three options.

Click Here to book your Boston Coach Shuttle

What about security issues at SLU 301?

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.

Can I extend my stay, and get the SLU hotel rate for SLU 301?

Yes. We will be staying at a Heathrow airport hotel that is a £45 ($90) taxi ride into London. If you would like to stay at this hotel, you can request a room through SLU at the time of registration (on your online account). The cost of this hotel room is $160 per night for double occupancy.

How old do I need to be to attend SLU 201?

You must be 16 years old to attend without an adult.

What is the cancellation policy for SLU 201?

Cancellation Policy:

  • 45 days or more before departure: Deposit will be lost
  • 30-44 days before departure: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days before departure: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.

Transfer Policy:

  • 15 days or more before departure: Registration fees may be transferred to a new registration for the current year and the same program and not incur a transfer fee.
  • 14 days and under before departure: All transfers to a new registration for the same program will incur a $10 transfer fee.

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 23, 2018.

It is your responsibility to meet up with the group on July 23rd. 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 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 flying 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 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 I need a passport for SLU 401?

Everyone registered for SLU 401 will need a passport. The passport must be valid for six months after the completion of the trip. For how and where to apply, go to http://travel.state.gov/passport. You will need to submit your passport number 120 days prior to your trip. To enter your passport information- login to your account, select registration & then select edit attendee.

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

  • Your passport information- 120 days before departure.
  • Completed attendee information- 120 days before departure.
  • Final payment- 90 days prior to departure.
  • Rooming list- 90 days prior to departure.
  • Dietary restrictions- 90 days prior to departure.
  • Domestic flight information- 90 days prior to departure.
  • If you booked your international flight separately from SLU, this information is due- 90 days prior to departure.

Are their age limits to attend SLU 401?

No 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, other students attend with an adult family member.

We also encourage adult family members to take the opportunity to attend SLU 401 with their students. 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.

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 Kathyn@gotravelorlando.com. 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 4hrs between domestic and international flight times.

What about travel protection for SLU 301?

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 trip insurance.

Click here for more information on travel protection.

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 10, 2018. 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 10th.  

Can I deviate my flight date on the arrival or departure for SLU 401?

Our airline contract does not allow for deviation from the group. If you would like to deviate flight dates, please book your own flight and see "Is it possible to book my own flight?"

What else will I need money for at SLU 301?

You need about $80 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.

  • Two meals-we suggest that you bring a minimum of 20 Euros and 15 GBP with you to cover these.
  • Bus Driver and Guide Tips. Each participant should plan to bring $40 total for this. Tips can be in any currency, as long as the value adds up to $40. We will collect half of this while in Paris and the rest while in London, so set aside during trip so you can make sure and not spend it.
  • 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.

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 Kathyn@gotravelorlando.com. With over thirty years experience in the industry, Kathy is a great resource in helping groups find affordable flights. 

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.

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 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.

Are there age limits to attend SLU 301?

No, there is not an age limit on SLU 301 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, other students attend with an adult family member.

We also encourage adult family members to take the opportunity to attend SLU 301 with their students. 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 301?

  • Your passport information- 120 days before departure.
  • Completed attendee information- 120 days before departure.
  • Final payment- 90 days prior to departure.
  • Rooming list- 90 days prior to departure.
  • Dietary restrictions- 90 days prior to departure.
  • Domestic flight information- 90 days prior to departure.
  • If you booked your international flight separately from SLU, this information is due- 90 days prior to departure.

Do I need a passport for SLU 301?

Everyone registered for SLU 301 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. To enter your passport information- login to your account, select registration & then select edit attendee.

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.

Cancellations:

  • 120 days or more before departure: Deposit will be lost
  • 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 about medical or travel protection overseas?

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel protection as SLU prepays all hotels, meals, and transportation, etc. 30 to 200 days before departure. Therefore, we cannot pass a refund on to you other than as noted on the registration page. We have had people miss their flights and have to pay hundreds of dollars, become ill at the last minute, or have a family emergency and have to forfeit their entire payment.   Therefore, we cannot pass a refund on to you other than as noted on the registration page. You can purchase travel protection at registration through our website. YOU CANNOT ADD THIS OPTION AT A LATER DATE. Click on the link on the SLU Friends and Family Cruise page to find out more about the insurance options. Also check with your home owner’s insurance company before leaving and ask what the procedure is for overseas medical care and what is covered on your policy.

What should I pack?

Believe it or not, Dr. Jay and Lady Di have done this trip with only carry-on luggage!   Less is more in this case.  Think neutrals and mix and match.  Always bring walking shoes.  There will be two dress-up nights, and you can go as fancy or low-key as you like.   One-piece bathing suits, please.  For more info go to http://www.ncl.com/faq#packing.

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
  • 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 dress code?

It is hot, hot, hot! The Vatican does not permit sleeveless or shorts for men or women, but capris are allowed. The SLU dress code of modesty continues: If you have any doubt, err on the side of caution.  One piece bathing suits, please.  Flip-flops are fine on the ship but not for touring. This is a safety precaution for loading buses quickly and rushing through busy ancient streets.  Please comply.

What about possible travel security issues for SLU Africa?

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. Should there be a major security issue, the government will alert the public and the airlines will respond accordingly.

What types of staterooms are available?

Interior and Oceanview-Balcony Staterooms can accommodate two, three, or four people.  We cannot hold triples or quads without names and deposits and these rates are subject to availability.  There are a limited number of these available so we suggest you book early! Check out staterooms at http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/epic/staterooms/2/balcony#tab_detail

What does a “single” mean?

Any student who is traveling without an adult chaperone is considered a single. To attend this experience as a “single”, you must be 17 years old at the start of the trip date.

 

Who is eligible for SLU Africa?

Any student who has completed 201 can register. In addition, they may bring siblings over 18 as chaperones regardless of whether they have attended SLU and parents are always welcome at any of our programs. SLU encourages families and parents to travel together. These trips are life transforming and 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. Parents who enroll in this program must agree to abide by SLU rules and schedule and to participate fully in the SLU program experience.

Can I book my cruise on my own?

In order to be a part of the SLU Family Cruise tours and lectures, you must book through SLU.

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

For groups needing assistance making flight arrangements, SLU recommends contacting Go Travel Company. Ask for Kathy Nau at 800- 800-7703 ext 116 or Kathyn@gotravelorlando.com. With over 30 years experience in the industry, Kathy is a great resource in helping groups find affordable flights.

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.

Who is eligible for the Cruise?

If you have graduated from 301 at any time and are over 18, you qualify! Bring along your family for a grand adventure that is sure to make memories for a lifetime. In addition, they may bring siblings over 18 as chaperones regardless of whether they have attended SLU and parents are always welcome at any of our programs. SLU encourages families and parents to travel together. These trips are life transforming and 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. Parents who enroll in this program must agree to abide by SLU rules and schedule and to participate fully in the SLU program experience.

What about singles?  We love singles!  According to NCL rules, one person in each cabin or adjoining cabin must be over 21.   We can accept you on a waiting list until a spot becomes available if you do not have an over 21 companion traveling with you.

What time do we need to arrive in our domestic departure city, and what time should we make our return flight?

You should arrive in the domestic departure city no later than 4 hours prior to departure  and give yourself a minimum of 3 hours on the return flight. Last year we had someone think they would be okay by arriving just two hours in advance and they missed their flight. With the way that air travel is today, we do not recommend you cut it close. 

Can I deviate my flight date on the arrival or departure?

Our airline contract does not allow for deviation from the group. If you would like to deviate flight dates, please book your own flight and see "Is it possible to book my own flight?"

 

What about travel protection for SLU 201?

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 about any 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. Should there be a major security issue, the government will alert the public and the airlines will respond accordingly.
 

Can my organization have a booth for Day 2?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2018 information packet of levels and to apply online. 

Can we stay over or come early?

You absolutely can! Simply make your own flight and transportation arrangements and let us know.
 

Is it possible to book my own flight?

Yes, you can book your own flight and SLU will deduct $1750 from your total bill. Please note that if you are traveling on your own, you must use the SLU flight and cannot book your own travel.

What is the cost of a single room?

You may select to have a room to yourself for an additional charge of $375.  This option is limited and based on availability.

Is it possible to book my own flight?

Yes, you can book your own flight.  However, we will not be responsible for separate airport transfers.  Should you arrive at the same time, you are welcome to join our coach.  A discount of $1400 will be given upon registration.  SLU will not be responsible for coordinating your independent flight or alternate transportation.

Who can apply to be a Student Ambassador?

Any student or alumnus who has completed at least SLU 201 may apply for the program. We are seeking students who were impacted by their experience, who believe in the benefits of SLU, and who are passionate about sharing it with others.

When will Student Ambassadors be selected?

We select Student Ambassadors at the beginning of each school year. Applications received after Friday, September 8, 2017, will be considered for the 2017-2018 school year.

What are the requirements for Student Ambassadors?

Aside from actively spreading the word about SLU online and through personal relationships, ambassadors will be asked to assist with key initiatives throughout the year, including:

  • Providing a quote/testimonial for use in marketing materials.
  • Being featured in an ambassador profile on the SLU website.
  • Changing social media graphics (cover photos, profile pictures) to SLU-provided photos at a few specific times throughout the year.

How long is my commitment?

We ask for a one-year commitment from all ambassadors, with the option to continue on past a year.

What's in it for me?

Not only does being a Student Ambassador let you stay involved and connected with SLU throughout the year, but we will hook you up with some great rewards, exclusive opportunities -- and free stuff! Incentives include:

  • An exclusive SLU ambassador packet full of t-shirts and books from the SLU store.
  • $150 off your next level of SLU.
  • Early access opportunities for event registration, book pre-releases, music releases etc.
  • SLU fame, as you are featured on the SLU website and social media profiles.
  • Other great surprises throughout the year-whenever a unique opportunity arises, you'll be the first one we call!

What meals are provided?

Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, lunch is being provided on the second day. 

What are the closest airports to the event location?

There are a number of reginal airports within 90 miles of Schroon Lake New York. The Albany, NY Airport (ALB) and the Burlington, VT Airport (BTV) are both within an hour and a half drive to the location.

Will the sessions be recorded, and if so, where can I purchase them?

We will make every effort to offer this option at the conference, but this depends on speaker agreements for the year.  More information will be posted closer to the event time.  

What meals are provided at this event?

Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, dinner is provided on the first day and  lunch is being provided on the second day. 

How are people roomed together at SLU 301?

Rooms are double occupancy, but you may also select to have a room by yourself for an additional charge of $650. You may request a roommate by completing the Rooming List under the Important Documents section of your online account.

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

A $350 deposit is due at the time of registration, and an additional $750 is due on February 21, 2018.  The remaining balance is due on April 23, 2018. 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.

Why is LIFT Dallas only 1 day?

LIFT Dallas is a one day event on a Thursday because we are partnered with local Christian schools to provide a LIFT Tour program during chapel. We will still have a band, artist, and two speakers!

What do groups do during the Saturday afternoon break?

Saturday afternoon is your free time to plan wIth your group! Many groups use this time for team building, recreation, or service projects. In some of our cities, we have found service project partners that ask for volunteers. If volunteer projects are available, all group leaders will receive an email with information on how to sign up!

When does LIFT registration cut off and switch to door price?

LIFT Tour registration online will be turned off at the close of business the Thursday before the event at 5:30 pm EST. After registration closes, the rate rises to the $59 door price for students. Adults are always $20.

Are there special hotel options for LIFT Tour cities?

Yes, for some cities we will have posted a hotel with a discounted rate for LIFT Tour groups. You will need to contact and book the hotel rooms directly through the hotel. All payment and booking questions will go through the hotel as well. Check the website of the LIFT city that you are interested in to see if we have a group hotel option posted.

Who should come to a LIFT Tour event?

Students in middle-high school, youth pastors, youth workers, educators, and teachers. This event is designed for students 6-12th grade who are unfamiliar with church, regular church goers and those passionately pursuing their Savior.

What should we do for lunch with only a 40 minute break?

Lunch is not included with your registration, but we want to make it as convenient as possible for group leaders to get lunch! In most cities, we will have a restaurant that we partner with to offer a box lunch for $5-6 that will be delivered. We will send these options out by email to group leaders 2-3 weeks before the event for pre-orders. If you don't want to opt in to our box lunch, you can also bring or order your own lunch and have one of your group leaders leave to pick it up. We do suggest staying on site to eat.

Is the YPS conference really free?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students, our event host Word of Life, and other sponsors, this conference is being provided at no charge to all attendees. Lunch is provided, but you are on your own for the rest of your meals as well as lodging, if needed.

Can my organization be an exhibitor at YPS New York?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2017 information packet of levels and click here to apply online. 

How do I register?

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.

Individual Registration: YPS is individual registration so each attendee needs to sign up through his or her own registration account as the system will not allow duplicate email addresses. 

Group or Family  Registration: We do not have a group or family registration for YPS. You are not able to sign up your groups through one account.   Everyone must have their own account with a unique email address.

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.

 

Can my spouse attend?

Of course! We love when families do ministry together. Make sure you register them under their separate account so they are guaranteed a spot. Each account is linked to an email address. 

 

What is the LIFT Tour Cancellation Policy?

Regardless of any reason, cancellations and transfers cost Student Leadership University. To offset these costs, the following fees will apply. In fairness to others, we cannot make exceptions.

Cancellation Fees:

  • 30 days or more before the event: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days before the event: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable at 30 days out from the conference.

All monies are due at the time of registration. 

All credit card payments will incur a 3% processing fee. This fee will be added to your account and automatically charged to your credit card within a week of initial payment.

I have small children, can they attend with me?

We think families are great, and time together is important. Yet, this event is only for middle and high school students and their adult leaders. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home or arrange for childcare while you serve or attend the event.

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.

Can I come to YPS if I have not registered?

We do allow walk-up registrations the day of the event as long as YPS has not reached capacity. While meals or resource bags are not guaranteed for walk-up registrations, you will be able to enjoy all other aspects of YPS. We hope to see you there.

 

How are students roomed together at SLU 201?

As part of the registration process, you will submit a rooming list no later than 45 days before the conference. If you are attending by yourself, SLU will do our best to place you in a room with other SLU students of the same gender and similar age. Rooms may not be co-ed unless members of the same family. One individual student under 18 cannot be in a room by themselves.  SLU will not room a student with an adult over 18 if they are not from the same group. Tuition rates are based on four people sharing a room. If you are unable to fill a room completely and SLU is unable to do so, additional charges will apply ($220 for each empty spot). You may be billed after the final payment date for room accommodations that are not quad occupancy, as necessary. Rollaway beds are not available. Rooms will be available at 4:00 pm. .

Are meals included at LIFT?

No. Meals are not included in your registration. For certain cities, we will have partners that offer box lunches for purchase on Saturday. In those cities, all group leaders will receive information by email when group lunches for order are available.

How do I bring LIFT Tour to my city?

We typically look at dates & cities 12-18 months in advance. With most LIFT Tour host sites, there are at least 10 churches that make up a network who agree to bring at least 800 students collaboratively. If you are interested in hosting the LIFT Tour, please email lifttour@studentleadership.net.

If I mail a check to pay, when does LIFT need to receive it?

We need to receive all checks within 10 business days of your registration date. Your registration will be "pending" until we receive payment. All final payment via mailing check must be received within 30 days of the event.

Who is an "adult?"

Anyone over 18 years old who the church identifies as a chaperone, volunteer, or part-time/full-time staff member. 

How are students roomed together at SLU 101?

As part of the registration process, you will submit a rooming list no later than 45 days before the conference. If you are attending by yourself, SLU will do our best to place you in a room with other SLU students of the same gender and similar age. Rooms may not be co-ed unless members of the same family. One individual student under 18 cannot be in a room by themselves.

Tuition rates are based on four people sharing a room. If you are unable to fill a room completely and SLU is unable to do so, additional charges will apply. You may be billed after the final payment date for room accommodations that are not quad occupancy. Rollaway beds are not available.

What is the payment schedule and what payment options are available?

A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration, and the remaining balance is due 45 days before the program begins. 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.

Is group pricing available for LIFT?

If you have more than 100 students attending, please call 407-248-0300 x12 or email lifttour@studentleadership.net for group pricing options. 

What can I expect at a LIFT Tour date?

At the LIFT Tour, there will be four Gospel-centered messages that cater to both middle and high schoolers, high energy worship, built-in, optional time for small group discussions, and a weekend experience that will inspire your students to be the best version of themselves, leaning into who God created them to be.

What is Student Leadership University?

The vision of SLU is one that is optimistically looking forward towards the goal of empowering, enabling, and equipping students around the globe to rise to the call of leadership along with training students to be able to adequately respond to the challenges presented by an increasingly pluralistic and postmodern culture. Our vision is to train up a generation of leaders who will effectively engage their world on all levels with a contagious passion for Christ in a manner that is also full of both grace and truth. Our vision is to change the world…one student at a time.

Our four cumulative experiences take students behind the scenes of Orlando or San Antonio (101), Washington D.C. (201), Europe (301) and the Holy Land (401) to learn the essence of leadership.

What is the history of the LIFT Tour?

For over 10 years, the LIFT Tour (formerly Leadership Rocks) has provided Student Leadership University with the opportunity to influence tens of thousands of students to maximize their impact with gospel-centered preaching, worship and a focus on leadership development. The LIFT Tour provides platforms for students from across a community to gather together in a singular location from differing backgrounds, denominations, ethnic groups, churches, and schools to worship Christ and be challenged by Scripture.

What's included in the LIFT registration?

  • Conference Admission for 4 Sessions
  • Show or concert with the weekend artist
  • Listening guide for every participant

How much does LIFT Tour cost?

 Our pricing structure is as follows:

  • Early Bird: $42 per student ends August 31st
  • Fall Price: $49 per student ends November 16th
  • The $54 price this year will end the Friday 2 weeks before the event at end of business day.
  • $59 at the door
  • Adults are always $20

 

Are discounts available for pastors?

Each group is allowed up to two free adult registrations for the primary youth pastor + their spouse. A primary student pastor has the opportunity to attend LIFT Tour for free regardless of whether they bring a group or not.  Please email lifttour@studentleadership.net if you would like to attend LIFT and are not planning to bring a group. We would like to help you make arrangements and provide you with some more information.”

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