Program fees include a non-refundable deposit of $500 in order to start the registration process; the deposit will be applied to the Program tuition.
The College offers a full refund of program fees. Cancellations within one month prior to the commencement of the course will be subject to an extra 10% charge of the total cost.
While the $500 deposit is not refundable, it can be credited towards the cost of another program commencing within 12 months of the program for which you originally registered.
An inquiry regarding a specific course does not bind either the College or the inquirer in any way.
A non-refundable deposit of US$ 500 is required to confirm a booking.
The deposit is paid when the registration is made online.
Deposits are non-refundable, except where the College cancels a program.
Deposits may be transferred to another program if you let the College know at least 90 days prior to the commencement of the program for which have registered and nominate an alternative program not later than the end of the following calendar year. After that, the deposit will be lost, and another deposit is required for future programs.
If you are coming as a group, please remember that each person’s deposit relates to them and no one else. The deposit cannot be transferred between participants in the group.
Fitness Requirements for Our Pilgrimages
Important Information – Please read carefully
St. George’s College takes all our course members’ safety and wellbeing during their stay in Jerusalem very seriously. Archeological sites and ancient roads and buildings in these holy lands often have very uneven surfaces, winding pathways, and stairways that are narrow, irregular, and without handrails, unlike surfaces and stairways that are common in many of the places our course members call home. The College provides these guidelines in order to be explicit about the challenges of the terrain that the College’s courses cover, so that applicants have a clear understanding of the physical rigor our courses demand.
It is impossible for buses or cars to come close to most of the locations our courses visit. Therefore, persons who enroll in St. George’s College courses must be able to walk three miles at once at a normal pace (at least 2.5 miles or 4.0 kilometers per hour) without assistance from others. This pace ensures that the students may move as a group through the planned visits of the day without undue delays or the necessity for staff or other students to assist a student routinely who may be having mobility difficulties. Also, the ability to move freely helps the student avoid potential injury.
In addition, students must be able to ascend and descend three flights of stairs at a time without assistance. Most days involve more stairs than this. While the College building does have an elevator, most other buildings a course visits do not. Some stairs may be steep, irregular, or lack rails.
Most courses involve walking over rough ground, a large number of steps, and steep slopes. It is important that course members be able to see well enough to negotiate these challenges. Students may use a walking stick or cane without a wide base so as not to trip others walking near. A walker that requires two hands or has wheels may not be used.
Supportive walking shoes (and sandals in warmer weather) must have backs or back straps. Shoes such as flip-flops, slip-ons, or mules without back straps are not suitable for the rough terrain and will not be permitted on daily field trips. Shoes should have good tread. Water shoes that will stay on the foot are recommended for wear at the Dead Sea (unlike flip-flops, which tend to pull off the foot in the muddy bottom).
Courses require extended bus journeys with 1-2 hours of sitting at a time (with a restroom break, of course.) Participants who need back support should bring it.
All participants of any age who have undergone major surgery within the year prior to the beginning of the course, or who have had knee, hip, or other joint replacements, must have a doctor’s certificate sent to the College prior to two months before the course begins that includes the names and dates of these procedures and attests to the participant’s fitness to undertake the course given the requirements above. Persons who have major health conditions, such as COPD, heart disease, cancer, or other illnesses currently under treatment must also submit a doctor’s certificate. All these conditions must be declared by the participant on the application form.
All course participants over the age of 70 are required to submit a doctor’s certificate of fitness attesting to the participant’s ability to undertake the physical requirements listed above at least two months before the beginning of the course, in addition to stating all health concerns on the application form.
Again, St. George’s College takes the safety and wellbeing of our students very seriously. The College reserves the right to decline to admit a participant to a course on the basis of health or physical limitations that would keep the participant from full engagement with the course activities, field trips, and other elements of the course. The College also may determine not to allow a student who has arrived in Jerusalem to undertake the course if health or physical limitations present themselves, and in rare cases it may be deemed necessary to advise the student to return home.
Owing to the nature of our courses as group experiences, the inability of one or more members of the group to keep up or participate fully impacts the whole group. Therefore, it is essential that all course members fulfill the requirements of this fitness briefing.
Many thanks for your co-operation.
The Very Revd Richard Sewell (Dean) and The Revd Canon Mary June Nestler (Course Director)
We can accommodate up to 36 people in a program, and recommend that group registrations should be made one year prior to the date of the commencement of the program. When you bring a group of 10 paying students, the 11th space is free, no tuition. This policy requires that you register and pay in full and upon arrival at the College when the 10 paid students are confirmed, the 11th tuition will be refunded in full.
Acceptance and Payment Schedule
After choosing your program, you will be asked to complete a form with your personal particulars and paying the non-refundable deposit. This form can be completed online and submitted direct to the College.
We can only confirm your place in the program after we have all the information in that form.
Payment for at least 50% of the total fees is due 60 days before the start of the course. If this payment is not made 60 days prior to the commencement of the program your place may be given to another person.
Any remaining balance due is payable on arrival at the College, but you are welcome to pay in advance.
We will send you an invoice by email when these payments are due.
Names in this category are those who wish to be notified if space opens up on their preferred program.
All program participants are required to have travel insurance to cover the cost of flight cancellations as well as international medical insurance. This insurance does cover program fees in the event of cancellation.
Single Room Options
The College offers accommodation on a twin-share basis as our default level of service.
Subject to availability, it may be possible for participants to request a single room during their program. Single room accommodation is not guaranteed and cannot always be provided when a program is away from the College campus. The preferential single supplement at the college is US$25 per night, but can be higher for nights away from the College.
Personal and/or contact information volunteered by you to St. George’s College Jerusalem is for our internal use only and is not distributed outside of the college. We will not share, trade or sell personal information of our guests for use by any business, other entity, or person.
Your contact information may be used to send information from us to you, such as electronic newsletters, and other college-related materials.
St. George’s College Jerusalem uses web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to help us design and use for ongoing management of our website. However, web logs may be used if necessary to help identify any person attempting to break into or damaging our website. We may share web log information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.
Please email the College Registrar if you have any questions or need assistance registering.