G42 Leadership Academy
September 2019 and March 2020
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 2019: Class begins Monday, September 9th and will graduate at the end of May, date TBD.
March 2020: Class begins Monday, March 2nd and will graduate at the end of November, date TBD.
While your first day of class begins Monday, you can arrive as early as 2 days before. Read more in the future section on booking your flights to/from Spain.
March 2020 Arrival Date: Saturday, February 29th 2020
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 preferably 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 and focus on fundraising (and working for the money on your own) before you arrive. All interns follow the honor system 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 buttons under your class on our donation page. Donations are made via PayPal. There is also a recurring donation option for those who can 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 week. Remember that donations that come in via check take time, so please be patient with this 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.
If you have a solid support plan in place and would like to communicate that to help us better understand how you are fundraising, feel free to communicate this to our Financial Coordinator, Zach Ripley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If someone would like to donate via Venmo, contact email@example.com.
Note: Upon your arrival, a bedding and housing deposit of 50 euro or $50 cash 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
March 2020 Arrival Date: Saturday, February 29th 2020
When booking your flight to and from Spain for G42, please arrive 2 days before your first day of class and 2-3 days after graduation. This ensures you arrive safely with time to settle over jet lag and meet your classmates, and enough time after you graduate to deep clean housing and facilities and rest before heading on to where you go after G42.
Your Spanish airport is Malaga (AGP). You can fly into Madrid or Barcelona, but you would need to find your way to Malaga via train or another flight. Mijas, your new home, is about 30 minutes from Malaga airport.
Right when you have booked your flight to Spain, send your itinerary and flight information to Major Stepp 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 you'll be stamped in which gives you a free, automatic 3 month tourist visa. When you arrive in Spain make sure that if you are asked, state that you are a tourist. Saying anything else, ie. student or volunteer will
cause problems, since both require a lot of visa 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 in Spain three months later. Health Insurance is required. Here is
G42’s recommendation on where to purchase insurance:
You will be receiving a form to fill out before you arrive to help determine where you will be going on your practicum.
You will also receive your practicum options as we get closer to your start date. These vary by class.
G42 LIFE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You're living in Spain for six months, and for three months you're going on practicum. We're answering some frequently asked questions to help you
get a better picture of what your lifestyle will be for your time at G42 and what to expect.
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's a few FAQ questions to help you prepare!
When will we find out what our Practicum will be? You will find out what your Practicum will be around your start date as well as anything particular you should pack for your 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.
What does an average day look like? Are we in class all day Monday through Friday? Are weekends and evenings free? Class is Monday through Thursday 9:30-4 with a 2 hour lunch break in between. You will receive a welcome packet upon your arrival answers all of your questions about what your day to day schedule will be.
What is housing like? Housing is dorm style in traditional Spanish homes. Laundry and WiFi is available at all facilities.
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 class? Mijas is a walking village, and the Epicentro where class is held is around a 10 minute walk from all G42 houses.
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? The G42 community often spends time in the village getting tapas, going to the beach by bus, and traveling Europe. Personal spending depends on the desires of each intern. Some idea of extra spending costs in Spain are: coffee is 1-2 euro, tapas between 3-10 euro. A great bottle of wine starts at 2.50 euro and goes up (amazing!). Flights within Europe can be between 10-200 euro. Buses and transportation locally are between 1-15 euro.
What do interns bring to class? Bible, coffee thermal with a 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 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, coffee beans and Ranch dressing. So bring those things! We've been known to bring some wild things like Monopoly and candles. Bring what you love most. Winters are very cold and summers are very hot. Spring and fall have a mix of both, so be prepared.
You may have specific needs for your Practicum.
Here is a list of essentials specific to G42:
Shoes you can hike in
Any American branded toiletries: deodorant, feminine products, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner
Coffee mug with a top/thermal
Good coffee beans (5 small bags typically covers 3 months) and an Aeropress/Chemex
Games to share
Hair styling irons
$50 or 50 euro - cash bill for bedding deposit
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 email@example.com.