G42 Leadership Academy
September 2020 and March 2021
We're so happy you're attending G42 Leadership Academy. We can't wait to meet you in person, and until then, you'll be hearing a lot from us! Stay
updated on your emails, and watch for an invite into your class Facebook group. G42 uses Facebook as our main communication platform, especially
once your G42 class begins. If you don't have Facebook, be sure to sign up so you can connect with us and your other classmates before you arrive and throughout the 9 months.
CLASS START DATE & GRADUATION DATE
September 2020: Class begins Monday, September 7th and will graduate at the end of May, date TBD.
March 2021: Class begins Monday, March 8th and will graduate at the end of November, date TBD.
You can arrive as early as the Friday before class starts. Read more in the future section on booking your flights to/from Spain.
TUITION: FINANCIAL DEADLINES
The cost of the G42 Leadership Academy is $10,900 for the entire 9 month course. This cost covers all coursework, lodging, food, books and your Practicum. It does not cover personal spending such as trips on the weekends, tapas, etc.
You must have $4,500 in your account before you book your flight to Spain. Your deposit fee of $500 has gone towards your tuition. While you are here, it is harder to fundraise as you are in the flow of things and potential supporters see that you're participating in the program already. Try to focus on fundraising (and working for the money on your own) before you arrive. All interns follow the honor system in that if they have a significant amount of funds to raise before their next deadline, traveling and going out to eat is not an honorable behavior.
Your supporters can donate toward your tuition by finding your photo and donation button under your specific class on our donation page. There is also a recurring donation option for those who want to commit to monthly support. Your support tracking site has been created for you to keep up to date on your fundraising status and who has given to you. The site is updated every Monday. Remember that donations that come in via check take time, so please be patient with that process.
There is a 3% admin fee on all donations. This helps to counteract the PayPal fees and bank fees we incur. All donation amounts on your support sites have already had the 3% taken out, so if your donation is an odd number, like $48.50, it's due to the admin fee. The Admin fee is waived if you pay in full before you arrive in one transaction by check.
It is encouraged that you create a solid support plan and communicate that to help us better understand how you are fundraising. Please email your plans to our Financial Coordinator, Zach Ripley, at email@example.com.
Tip: Bring a few blank checks from your personal account so that if someone wants to make a donation straight to your account, you will be able to
pass that on to our office here.
Note: Upon your arrival, a bedding and housing deposit of 50 euro (or $50 USD) is necessary to receive your bedding and keys. You can receive the deposit back at the end of each semester contingent to the upkeep of bedding and return of keys. Please note this in your packing list.
BY YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS
BY YOUR LAST SEMESTER
Other options to submit donations besides PayPal are available:
Zelle: An instant bank to bank transfer. All major banks in the US now have the Zelle platform. This is a free way to donate towards your tuition (no 3% fee). You will have to create a Zelle account with your bank, then make a donation to us using the following email:
Venmo: An instant transfer from your account/debit card/bank account to our account.
This is also a free way to donate towards your tuition. Please make sure that a credit card is not linked up to your Venmo. If a credit card is used to pay, a 3% fee will be applied to the donation to cover credit card costs.
Please make donations to: or search Generation Forty Two.
BOOKING YOUR FLIGHTS TO/FROM SPAIN
September 2020 Arrival Dates: Friday, September 4, 2020 - Sunday, September 6, 2020
March 2021 Arrival Dates: Friday, March 5, 2021 - Sunday, March 7, 2021
When booking your flight to Spain for G42, please buy tickets within your class arrival window, stated above. This ensures you get here with time to settle in, adjust to the time difference, and meet your classmates.
When booking flights to leave Spain, please buy tickets at least one full day after graduation. This allows enough time after you graduate to deep clean houses and facilities and rest before heading on to your next destination.
Your Spanish airport is Malaga (AGP). You can fly into Madrid or Barcelona, but you will need to find your way to Malaga via train or another flight. Mijas, your new home, is about 30 minutes from Malaga airport.
When you have booked your flight to Spain, please send your itinerary and flight information to Morgan Foldes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISA AND HEALTH INSURANCE
You will not need to do anything in regards to a Spain Visa. When you arrive in Europe your passport will be stamped, which gives you a free, automatic 3 month Tourist Visa. When you arrive in Spain, make sure that if you are asked why you are here that you state you are a tourist. Saying anything else, (ie. student or volunteer) will
cause problems, since both require separate paper work, months of prep, and expensive fees. After your first three months, you will be leaving the EU to complete your practicum. This will allow your visa to reset when you arrive back in Spain three months later.
Health Insurance is required, and we will ask about proof of insurance when you arrive in Spain.
Here is a recommendation on where to purchase insurance:
Within your first few weeks at G42, you will receive a list of Practicum options, and be given time to rank your top three. You will be placed shortly after. If you have any questions about practicum, feel free to reach out to Meagan Ripley at email@example.com.
G42 LIFE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We know that it can be a little overwhelming to not know what to expect (especially if you're the kind of person who enjoys anticipating what you're getting into). We love to offer you a healthy balance of unknown and awareness. God has endless opportunities for you in the upcoming experience, and we are excited to welcome you on your journey here.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to help you paint a better picture of what your lifestyle will be like during your time at G42 and what to expect.
When will we find out what our Practicum will be? You will find out what your Practicum will be within your first month at G42, as well as, additional details of detail and dates of Practicum.
How many suitcases do interns typically bring? This is up to you, but typically airlines allow for one checked bag, one carry on and one personal item. Remember you will likely pick up a few items while in Spain.
What does an average day/week look like? Classes start on Monday from 8-4 with a 2 hour lunch break from 12-2. Tuesday-Thursday follow the similar schedule, but begin at 9:30. Monday-Thursday classes are attended together by both seniors and juniors. Fridays are split up by class from 9-11, and consist of debriefing the week through facilitated and open dialog, and Friday afternoons typically consist of optional classes (ie. Missional Enterprise Class, Kingdom Budgeting, etc.).
What is housing like? Housing is dorm style in traditional Spanish homes. Laundry and WiFi are available at all facilities. You will receive your housing assignments upon arrival.
Do we need to bring linens? All bedding and towels are provided, however you are invited to bring a fluffy American towel or a cozy blanket if you have an affinity for cozy!
How do we get to around our new home? Mijas is a walking village and you can walk from one side of the village to the other in about 20 minutes. If you want to go down to the beach or get off the mountain, you can buy a bus card in the village. The train is available down the mountain for those wanting to venture into Malaga or get to the airport. If you foresee yourself renting a car for travel, you might consider getting an International Drivers License before coming to Spain.
How do food allowances work? Food budgets are given to each house weekly. You will learn more about this at orientation on your first day of class.
How much personal money should we bring? You will have the option to spend time in the village getting tapas or a glass of wine, going to the beach or flea market, and traveling throughout Spain and/or Europe. Personal spending depends on the desires of each intern. A few examples of extra spending costs in Spain are: Coffee: 1-2 euro, Tapas: 3-10 euro, A good bottle of wine starts at 2.50 euro and goes up (amazing!). Flights within Europe can be between 10-200 euro. Local buses and transportation are between 1-15 euro.
What do interns bring to class? Bible, coffee mug with a sealable top, and journal. Many interns bring their phones to record the teachings.
Should I get an international cell phone plan? Interns usually use Airplane mode and WiFi during their entire time in Mijas.
WHAT TO BRING: PACKING LIST
Keep in mind, you are the same person in Spain as you are at home. You are not on the World Race. Pack clothes and toiletries to dress well and look nice!
You are also going to desire the same things that you had at home - like your favorite seasoning blends or coffee beans. So bring those things! We've been known to bring some wild things like Monopoly and candles. Bring what you love most. Winters are pretty chilly and summers are very hot. Spring and fall have a mix of both, so be prepared.
Here is a list of items we suggest while at G42:
Headphones and/or Portable speaker
Rain jacket + waterproof shoes (for the rainy season)
Shoes you can hike in
Any American branded toiletries: deodorant, feminine products, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner (all of these items are available in Mijas, they might not have your favorite brand though)
Coffee mug with a sealable top (You will not be allowed to have open containers in the classroom. We've had too many spills.)
Pictures/art to make your space homey
Good coffee beans (5 small bags typically covers 3 months if you're a coffee fan) and an Aeropress/Chemex
Coat for colder seasons
Games to share
Spending money + an emergency fund
Hair styling irons
A nice dress for graduation
9 MONTHS SEPARATED INTO 3 TRIMESTERS
In the classroom in Mijas, Spain. Teachings in the first three months are focused on the core teachings of Christ, and becoming men and women who cannot be stopped in our pursuit of Christ and His Kingdom.
On the mission field, practicing and applying the concepts taught in the first three months, and actively living out the way of Jesus. Interns will practice living above the fog, not circumstantially or emotionally, as they release the Kingdom of God.
Back in the classroom solidifying lessons, sharing practicum lessons, and celebrating together. Teaching will focus on practical application, and preparing interns to launch into a new way of life after G42.
LIFESTYLE OF AN INTERN
DAY TO DAY LIFE
TRAINING & IMPARTATION
Interns have class four and a half days a week, Monday through Friday morning. Each week, there is a new leader teaching on a particular subject they seek to impart to the interns.
LIFE IN COMMUNITY
Interns live in traditional Spanish homes together. Living as a family is a fundamental practice of growth, stretching, and grace. The kitchen table is the center of the community; meals are eaten together as a family by house.
PRACTICE LIVING ON MISSION
Practicums are the time to take what you’ve learned and apply it to the real world. Interns will have honest, real time experiences to apply teachings, and return to Mijas to debrief and solidify their faith as they prepare to return to regular life.
ARE YOU READY?
Start connecting to your class on your Facebook group, plan Google hangouts, and get revved up for a wild season.
If you have any questions or concerns not addressed here, feel free to email your Admissions overseer, Meagan Ripley at firstname.lastname@example.org.