Upcoming Advance Schedule

Hong Kong Advance 2015

Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in Hong Koing for the LGP3-6 DMin cohorts. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

DMin LGP students and advisors will engage in a mix of peer-to-peer learning, guest lectures from academics and Christian leaders, and field trips to a wide range of local ministries sites.

Dates:

  • LGP6 DMin Cohort: Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Wednesday, 30, 2015
  • LGP3-5 DMin Cohorts: Thursday, Sept. 24 - Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Location(s):

Lodging:

  • Address: 

    Mini Hotel, Central
    38 Ice House Street,
    Ice House Street
    Hong Kong

  • Phone: +(852) 2103 0999 

Conferencing: 

Guests and Alumni

Alumni and family members of students and advisors are welcome to come along on the Advance. The fees listed below cover all food, lodging, and local transport with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The fees are fixed and 'all in':

  • Entire advance participation- $TBD (Shared room)
  • Entire advance participation- $TBD (Single occupancy room)

If a guest is only participating in a portion of the advance:

  • $TBD per day (Shared room, includes that day's meals)

  • $TBD per day (Single occupancy room, includes that day's meals)

If you are bringing a family member(s), complete the following steps to communicate all details to the University:

  1. Fill out the dminlgp Hong Kong Advance 2015 Guest Fees Estimation Survey to obtain an official estimate of what the university will charge you.
  2. Once you have determined the cost and stay parameters for your guests following a conversation with Heather Rainey, please next complete the dminlgp Hong Kong Advance 2015: Lodging and food survey for all participants for each participant. 
  3. Once your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp Hong Kong Advance 2015: Transportation Survey for each participant.
  4. Arrange payment of the advance fee. If your guest is participating in the entire advance, you may pay by credit card online. Otherwise, pay by check. Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Local Prospective Students and Other Local Guests

Local prospective students and other local guests are welcome to participate in all or part of the Advance. In order to come, local guests must obtain an invitation from a LGP student or advisor.

We charge local guests a fixed fee of $50/day, which includes entry to the sessions and meals. Lodging is the responsibility of the local guest and should be arranged directly with the hotel. Space is limited, so local guests are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If you are attending as a local prospective student or a local guest, please fill out the dminlgp Hong Kong Advance 2015 local guest survey.

Passport and VISA information:

  • Please see the Hong Kong Visa Information page for visa requirements specific to your country of origin.

Insurance

We suggest obtaining travel insurance to cover you in the case of an emergency. 

University students and full-time employees are covered under the University's insurance at no additional cost to them. Guests (including alumni, spouses or family members of students, contractors, and international advisors) are not covered under University insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately. 

Miscellaneous

  • Power
  • Passport
  • VISA (depending on nationality)
  • Notify of your embassy or consulate of your trip plans
  • Vaccinations:
    • TBD
    • See also the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for travelers to Hong Kong.
  • Weather information: Trip Advisor Weather Information for Hong Kong
  • Currency:
    • Bring a personal credit card. Make sure your card is for 'international' usage too. Some of you might limit your own card for domestic usage.
    • You might need some cash too. How much? It depends on expenses. You might want to be prepared to spend about $20 dollars a day on average.

Flight Parameters

LGP students and faculty: When making flight arrangements, please follow the paramaters outlined below.

LGP6 DMin cohort and advisors:

  • Flight arrival no later than Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2015 @ 2 p.m.: LGP6 students and advisors arrive in Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport - codes: ATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH). 
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 or later.

LGP3-5 DMin cohorts and advisors:

  • Flight arrival no later than Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015 @ 2 p.m.: LGP3-5 students and advisors arrive in Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport - codes: ATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH).
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 or later.

TBD Travel Agency:

Students are NOT required to use this agency as some students already travel extensively and may have alternative ways of arranging international travel. Nevertheless, if you would like to work with TBD, contact TBD.

Surveys to Complete 

All participants in the advance need to complete the following surveys:

  1. If you are bringing a guest, complete the dminlgp Hong Koing Advance 2015 Guest Fees Estimation Survey to obtain an official estimate of what the university will charge you.
  2. Complete the dminlgp Hong Kong Advance 2015: Lodging and food survey for all participants for yourself and any guests. 
  3. Once you and your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp Hong Kong Advance 2015: Transportation Survey for each participant.

Optional Arrangements

Pre- or Post-Advance Lodging at the Mini Hotel

If you would like to stay at the Mini Hotel either before or following the Advance, contact:

  • TBD

Be sure to make your booking using the words "George Fox University Group"

Post-Advance Tours

TBD

Advance Schedule

The information in this section is tentative and will be updated as details are finalized.

Topics:

  • East meets West: Finance, democracy, mission 
  • Public and Cultural Leadership
  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in the Hong Kong
  • Christian business leadership in the Hong Kong

In General:

  • Unless otherwise specified below, all classes, lectures, and seminars will be held location TBD. Exact room location will be noted in the schedule below, as available.
  • All meals provided at location TBD
  • All local transport to/from the airport and field trips will be provided by TBD
  • All meals are provided unless noted otherwise as follows: 
    • dminglp6 students and advisors: Dinner, Tuesday, Sept., 22 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 1
    • dminlgp3-5 students and advisors: Dinner, Thursday, Sept., 24 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 1
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows: 
    • dminglp6 students and advisors: Tuesday night, Sept. 22 - Wednesday night, Oct. 1.
    • dminlgp3-5 students and advisors: Thursday night, Sept. 24 - Wednesday night, Oct. 1.
  • Wifi is provided throughout the hotel, free of charge.

Schedule

*All details are tentative

Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • 2-6pm: LGP Cohort 6 arrives and checks-in at the Mini Hotel, Central
  • 7pm: LGP6 Welcome dinner, location TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 9am-1pm: Program orientation with Jason Clark, Loren Kerns, and Cliff Berger, location TBD
  • 1pm: Lunch, location TBD
  • 2-6pm: DMIN 713 class with Cliff Berger, location TBD
  • 7pm: Dinner, location TBD

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 9am-1pm: DMIN 713 class with Cliff Berger, location TBD
  • 9am-11am: Loren Kerns meets with new advisors, location TBD
  • 1pm: Lunch, location TBD
  • 2-6pm: LGP3-5 students and advisors arrive and check-in at the Mini Hotel, Central
  • 2-6pm: LGP6 students meet with faculty advisors, various locations
  • 7pm: All cohort welcome dinner, location TBD

Friday, Sept. 25

  • 7am: Breakfast, location TBD 
  • 8am-6pm: Field trips
  • 7pm: Dinner (student responsibility)

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, location TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 9:30-4:30pm: Advisor presentations, location TBD
  • 6pm: Dinner, location TBD

Sunday, Sept. 27

  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • Lunch (student responsibility)
  • 7pm: Dinner (student responsibility)

Monday, Sept. 28

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, location TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 9-11:30am: Student research pecha kucha presentations in two groups:
    • Group 1: 
    • Group 2: 
  • Noon-7pm: Field trip
  • 7pm: Dinner

Tuesday, Sept. 29

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, location TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 9-11:30am: Student research pecha kucha presentations: 
    • Group 1: 
    • Group 2: 
  • 12-5:30pm: Field Trip
  • 7pm: Dinner (student responsibility)

Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, location TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 9am-12pm: Students meet with Advisors 
  • 12pm: Lunch, location TBD
  • 1-3pm: Visual Ethnography debrief with Jason Clark, location TBD
  • 3-3:30pm: Break
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Program evaluation
  • 7-9pm: Closing Dinner, location TBD

Thursday, Oct. 1

  • 8am: Breakfast, location TBD
  • 10am: Check-out time

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