How do I know if my registration is complete after the deposit is made?
Your space in the course is reserved once the deposit is made. However, there are 2 parts to the registration process. The first part is the payment of deposit. The second part of the registration is the student profile.
Now go to the student profile and attempt to fill out as much of the information you can answer. 31 days before the course begins, we ask that you go back to your student profile and fill in all of the information. This is very helpful for our college office so that we can prepare in the best way for your arrival, meet your specific needs and ready our staff to accommodate your stay.
Thank you. Please email the registrar with any questions. We look forward to your time with the college.
What do course fees include?
Course Fees include the following:
- Room and board (three meals per day) from dinner on the night before course begins through breakfast the day after the course ends.
- All transportation for field trips and admission fees to sites and museums.
- Other costs directly related to course activities.
Course Fees do not include the following:
- Travel expenses to and from the College (or the pre-arranged meeting location if course begins and ends in another country)
- Gratuity- $ 100.00 gratuity is requested
- Any beverages ordered at meals served outside the College
- Extra-curricular tours or events
- Telephone use
- Laundry service- the fee is a laundry basket: $5.00 for wash and $5.00 for dry
- Extra nights before or after the course begins (available on limited basis, contact College for more information)
- Single rooms are available for an extra charge on a limited basis.
- Shampoo and creams are not provided. Liquid soap is provided at each sink in the guest rooms. We suggest you bring your own toiletries or purchase them at our neighbourhood pharmacy located 1 block from the college.
What do I need to do with my release form after it is uploaded and signed during the registration process?
You have uploaded and signed the release form as part of the registration process. This is all you need to do for the college; you do not need to print a hard copy nor email a copy to the registrar. If you are unable to do this in advance, this may be done once you arrive at the college. Thank you.
How much do I need to pay for a single room supplement?
If there are rooms available for you to have a single suite, the extra cost $ 25.00 per night; this fee is added to the base fee. The extra single room fee can be paid when you arrive at the college. If your course includes accommodations outside of Israel, the single room may be a bit more than $25. Please email the registrar to check for availability. Thank you.
What are the best arrangements for transport from the airport to the college?
You may email the registrar to arrange a taxi from the airport to the college if you wish. The college uses a reliable service. Please know that you can make your own transportation arrangements, however we are happy to make them for you. You may contact our registrar to secure these arrangements
The transport options are as follows:
A private taxi that will pick you up inside the terminal at the arrival hall. The taxi driver will hold a sign with the St. George’s College logo. Look toward the exit doors for the driver with the sign. The cost is $70.00 US dollars or you can pay in shekels. No tipping is necessary.
The second option is a sherut. This is a shared taxi that will stop at other area hotels in route to St. George’s College. You will go outside the exit doors at the airport and wait for the sherut to pick you up. The cost is $ 18.00 US dollars.
How can I feel safe on the journey and during my stay at the college?
Our college has a staff position called the Liaison and Logistics Officer. This person manages all areas of security while on the course and traveling to places outside the Cathedral Close.
While you are staying at the college, the premise is managed 24 hours a day by a security person who controls the front gate and monitors who enters the college building.
What day do I have to arrive at St. George’s College and what day do I leave?
Participants are expected to be at the College by 18:00 (6:00pm) the night before the course begins. Departure is on the day after the course ends and breakfast is included on that morning.
Why does the college website quote prices in US currency?
Since our college is in the Middle East, we have found that quoting prices in the American dollar is dependable. We do welcome students from all over the world and any questions about using your local currency can be directed to our college Operations and Financial Manager, Ms. Rana Khoury. firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there time for extra-curricular activities?
All courses are full-time. There is limited time offered during the course program for extra-curricular activities.
Do I need extra luggage for the nights spent away from the college?
Each program typically spends a few nights in the Galilee. We suggest that you bring a small gym bag for your belongings on this overnight. Your regular suitcase and other personal items are kept safe in your St. George’s College room while you are traveling elsewhere.
What are the physical requirements?
- All courses are physically demanding; we suggest that pilgrims be able to walk two to three miles at a comfortable pace.
2. Most courses require extensive walking over rough terrain, a large number of steps, steep hills, and uneven pavement. We suggest you bring a walking stick with you in case you need extra support.
3.Supportive walking shoes are suggested for all of our programs.
4.Courses may have extended bus journeys and some courses have off-road travel by jeep.
5.This is a dry region; water is available for purchase via the college office and on the bus.
6.Water is available for purchase from the college front desk and also from the bus driver.
7.The College does not have age limits, however participants over the age of 70 are required to submit a doctor’s certificate of fitness to the College.
Please email the registrar if you have any other questions. Registrar@sgcjerusalem.org