Upcoming Advance Schedule

London Advance 2016


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Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in London and Oxford, UK, for the LGP5-7 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:

  • LGP7 DMin Cohort: 5pm Tuesday, September 20 - 9pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016, departing Thursday, September 29, 2016.
  • LGP6 DMin Cohort: 5pm Thursday, September 22 - 9pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016, departing Thursday, September 29, 2016.
  • LGP5 DMin Cohort: 5pm Wednesday, September 21 - 9pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016, departing Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Location(s):

Lodging:

  • TBD

Conferencing: 

  • TBD

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, adult)
  • Entire advance participation- $TBD (Shared room, child rooming with parents)
  • Entire advance participation- $TBD (Single occupancy room)

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

  • $150 per day (Shared room, includes that day's meals)
  • $200 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. Once you have determined the cost and stay parameters for your guests following a conversation with Heather Rainey, please next complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Lodging and food survey for all participants for each participant. 
  2. Once your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Transportation Survey for each participant.
  3. 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 London Advance 2016 local guest survey.

Passport and VISA information:

United Kingdom entry requirements:

  • A passport with 6 months validity
  • Many countries, including US, aren't required to obtain Visa's for entry to the UK.  

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.

Vaccination

  • Routine vaccines (Measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, etc.) recommended
  • For more information, see CDC's website on UK

Miscellaneous

  • Power
  • Passport
  • VISA (depending on nationality)
  • Notify your embassy or consulate of your trip plans
  • Weather information
  • 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 will need some personal cash too. How much? It depends on what extra curricular activities you pursue.
    • The UK uses the Pound (see exchange rate).
  • Local transport: Once onsite, aside from the use of coaches to expedite transport of large groups on field trips, everyone will want to use the local mass transport system using the Oyster Card.

Flight Parameters

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

LGP7 DMin cohort and advisors:

    • Flight arrival no later than Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 @ 2 pm: LGP7 students and advisors arrive in London (London Heathrow International Airport - code: LHR). 
    • Depart from Oxford anytime Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 or later.

LGP6 DMin cohorts and advisors:

    • Flight arrival no later than Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 @ 2 pm: LGP6 students and advisors arrive in London (London Heathrow International Airport - code: LHR). 
    • Depart from Oxford anytime Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 or later.

LGP5 DMin cohorts and advisors:

    • Flight arrival no later than Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 @ 2 pm: LGP5 students and advisors arrive in London (London Heathrow International Airport - code: LHR). 
    • Depart from Oxford anytime Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 or later.

Surveys to Complete 

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

  1. If you are bringing a guest, please complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: Guest Survey
  2. Complete the dminlgp London Advance 2016: 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 London Advance 2016: Transportation Survey for each participant.

Advance Schedule

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

Topics:

  • History meets future: Media, globalization, culture
  • Public and cultural Leadership
  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in the UK
  • Christian business leadership in the UK

In General:

  • Local transport options to/from the airport and for field trips:
    • London Tube – public transit system
    • Taxi
    • Bus provided for the group when specified below
  • All meals are provided (unless noted otherwise) as follows:
    • dminglp7 students and advisors: Dinner, Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 29.
    • dminlgp6 students and advisors: Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 22 - Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 29.
    • dminlgp5 students and advisors: Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 21 - Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows:
    • dminglp7 students and advisors: Tuesday night, Sept. 20 – Thursday morning, Sept. 29.
    • dminlgp6 students and advisors: Thursday night, Sept. 22 – Thursday morning, Sept. 29.
    • dminlgp5 students and advisors: Wednesday night, Sept. 21 – Thursday morning, Sept. 29.
  • Wifi is provided throughout the hotel, free of charge.
  • Dress code: Casual, except for business casual on TBD.

Schedule

*All details are tentative

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • 2-6pm: LGP Cohort 7 students and advisors arrive and check-in at TBD
  • 6pm: LGP7 Welcome dinner, TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 8am: Breakfast, TBD, available each day from TBD
  • 2-6pm: LGP5 students and advisors arrive and check-in at TBD
  • 6pm: Dinner, TBD

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • 8am: Breakfast, TBD
  • 2-5:30pm: LGP6 students and advisors arrive and check-in at TBD
  • 6pm: All cohort welcome banquet, TBD

Friday, Sept. 23

  • TBD

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • TBD

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • Transfer from London to Christ Church College, Oxford

Monday, Sept. 26

  • TBD

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • TBD

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • 7-10am: Breakfast, TBD
  • TBD: Check-out time

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