Upcoming Advance Schedule

Cape Town Advance 2020

First world meets Developing world: leadership, diversity, reconciliation 

Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in Cape Town, South Africa, for the LGP9-11 DMin cohorts. Additional details are added to this page as they become available.

Dates

    • LGP11 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Tuesday, Sept. 22, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Sept. 30, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
    • LGP10 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Wednesday, Sept. 23, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Sept. 30, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
    • LGP9 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Wednesday, Sept. 23, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Sept. 30, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
    • AlumniArrive by 5pm Thursday, Sept. 24, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Sept. 30, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
    • Detailed schedule

Location(s)

Lodging and conferencing (Tentative)

Portswood Rd
Portwood Square, V&A
Waterfront, Cape Town
  • +27 (0) 21 415 1000

Guests and Alumni

Alumni and adult family members of students and Advisors/Project Faculty are welcome to come along on the Advance. See the DMin Department Housing policy for information on room-sharing parameters.

The fee listed below covers most food, all lodging, and the field trip outings with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The fee for alumni and guests is fixed and 'all in': 

  • Entire advance participation $TBD (Shared room, adult over 18 years).
  • Arrange payment of the guest advance fee. You may pay by credit card online TBD or pay by check. Make checks payable to ‘George Fox University’ and send to Heather Rainey’s attention at 12753 SW 68th Ave., P210, Portland, OR 97223.
  • Fee deadline to secure a non-refundable reservation: July 1, 2020
  • Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Surveys for all participants

Students, Advisors/Project Faculty, and Alumni complete the following steps to communicate all transportation, food, and lodging details to the University.

  • Complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2020: Lodging and Food Survey for each participant.
  • Once participants (including each guest) have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2020: Transportation Survey for each participant.
  • All participants will receive a PDF form via docusign from Heather Rainey requesting contact information. It will be shared with our Advance tour partner, Embrace South Africa Tours. Each participant will be required to complete and sign the form prior to the Advance. 

Passport and VISA information

Insurance

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

University students, full-time employees, and adjunct faculty (ie. Advisors/Project Faculty) and their spouses are covered under the university's insurance at no additional cost to them. Guests (including alumni, contractors) are not covered under university insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately.

Vaccination

  • Routine vaccines : The CDC recommends encourages you to make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Hepatitis A: CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in South Africa, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
  • Typhoid: You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in South Africa. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
  • Yellow Fever: There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa. The government of South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine.
  • Malaria: Not present in Cape Town. If anyone plans to visit Johannesburg, it's near the malarial areas of S. Africa:
  • For more information, see CDC's website for South Africa

Miscellaneous

Flight Parameters

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

LGP11 DMin cohort and Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival no later than 2pm, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020: Cape Town International Airport code: CPT.
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 , or later.

LGP10 DMin cohort and Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival no later than 2pm, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020: Cape Town International Airport code: CPT.
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 , or later.

LGP9 DMin cohorts and Advisors:

  • Flight arrival no later than 2pm, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020: Cape Town International Airport code: CPT.
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 , or later.

Local Transport

TBD

Optional Arrangements

Airport Shuttle Services. Embrace South Africa Tours offers a shuttle service from Cape Town Airport to your hotel or vice versa. They will meet you at the airport and make sure you arrive safe and comfortable at your destination. Make a reservation

Pre- or Post-Advance Lodging at the Commodore Hotel

If you need extra accommodation for your early arrival or later departure, Embrace South Africa can book your accommodation at the same hotel where you will be staying during your Cape Town 2020 Advance. Book extra accommodations.

Post-Advance, Add-on Tour Packages

Listed below are six optional activities. Follow the link below to access a form to sign up for any of the activities that you would like to experience.  

  • Activity 1 – Penguins and Cape Point Peninsula - Sunday, September 27, 2020 
  • Activity 2 – Wine Tasting - Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Activity 3 – Safari at Aquila Game Reserve - Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Friday, October 2, 2020
  • Activity 4 – Explore Cape Winelands and Wine Tasting - Frida, October 2, 2020 – Saturday, October 3, 2020
  • Activity 5 – Shark Cage Diving and Whale Watching - Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Sunday, October 4, 2020
  • Activity 6 – Whale Watching - Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Sunday, 4 October 2020

Learn more and / or book activities

Advance Schedule

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

Topics:

  • Public and cultural leadership
  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in South Africa
  • Race and reconciliation

In General:

  • Laundry services: TBD
  • All meals are provided (unless noted otherwise) as follows:
    • LGP11 students and Project Faculty: Dinner, Tues., Sept. 22 - Breakfast, Thursday Oct. 1
    • LGP10 students and Project Faculty: Dinner, Wednesday., Sept. 23 - Breakfast, Thursday Oct. 1
    • LGP9 students and Advisors: Dinner, Wed., Sept. 23 - Breakfast, Thursday Oct. 1
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows:
    • LGP11 students and Project Faculty: Tuesday night, Sept. 22 – Thursday morning, Oct. 1
    • LGP10 students and Project Faculty: Wednesday night, Sept. 23 –Thursday morning, Oct. 1
    • LGP9 students and Advisors: Wednesday night, Sept. 23 –Thursday morning, Oct. 31

Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

  • by 5pm: LGP11 participants arrive at hotel. 
  • Check-in time is after 2pm.
  • 7pm: Welcome Banquet for LGP11; includes introductions. Location, TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel
  • 9:am-12:30: GP11orientation
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch @ TBD
  • 1:30-5pm: LGP11 Orientation and extended introductions
  • by 5pm: LGP9 and LGP10 arrive
  • 7pm: Cohort Dinner, all 3 cohorts @ separate venues

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel,
  • 9am-12:30pm: Cohort 11 Discovery
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
  • 2-7pm: Students meet with their advisors and Project Faculty
  • by 5pm: LGP Alumni arrive 
  • 7pm: All cohort welcome dinner

Friday, Sept. 25

  • 7:30-8:30am: Breakfast @ hotel, entire group
  • 8:30-9:am: Preview of the day with Jason
  • 9am-7pm: District Six and Robben Island Field Trip.
  • 7pm: Dinner, entire group.

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel, entire group
  • 9:00-10:30: Jason debriefs Friday and sets up for Saturday
  • 10:30-20:00: “I Am Here” day. 

Sunday, Sept. 27

  • 7-8am: Breakfast @ hotel, entire group
  • 8am: Transit to church
  • 8:30am-noon J L Zwane Presbyterian Church
  • Noon-12:30pm: Jason debriefs experience
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch provided at church
  • 1:30-7pm: Free time 
    • Activity 1: Penguins and Cape Point Tour
    • Dinner, student responsibility

Monday, Sept. 28

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel, entire group
  • 9-9:30am: Jason Previews the day
  • 9:30am-12:15pm: Pecha Kucha student presentations
  • 12:30-2pm: Lunch, entire group
  • 2-3pm: Speaker 1
  • 3-4pm: Speaker 2
  • 4-5pm: JDS/Portland Seminary guided exchange (Tentative)
  • 5-6pm: Debrief
  • 6-7:30pm: Project Faculty /Advisor dinner with students
  • 8am: Activity 2 – Wine Tasting

Tuesday, Sept. 29

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel, entire group
  • 9-9:30am: Jason Previews the day.
  • 9:30am-12:15pm: Pecha Kucha student presentations
  • 12:30-1pm: Grab and Go Lunch, entire group
  • 1-6:30pm: “Gugulethu Happening” with ministry partners and members of local congregations organizations
  • 6:30-7pm: Jason and debrief on site.
  • 7pm: Dinner for entire PS group 

Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel, entire group
  • 9am-noon Learn to Earn field trip (tentative)
  • Noon-12:30pm: Jason debriefs on-site
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch, entire group
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Plenary session with Jason
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Evaluation
  • 3:30-6:30pm: Table Mountain visit (weather permitting)
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Closing Dinner, entire group

Thursday, Oct. 1

  • 8-9am: Breakfast @ hotel
  • All participants depart anytime
  • 10am: TBD