To reserve a space, students must pay a $100 application fee. (Included in the price of the program). The remainder of the program cost will be due by May 15. Application fees will be refunded if the applicant is not selected.
Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within two weeks of the submission of their application and will receive an information packet shortly thereafter with further details.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
– Before May 15: All payments, except for the $100 application fee, are refundable.
– After May 15: All payments are non-refundable unless your application is rejected by the program director.
Right of Refusal
AFAR reserves the right to refuse an applicant’s selection. This is a rare occurrence and is most likely due to a person’s inability to meet health requirements or in the interest of group compatibility. Once in the field, the program directors and AFAR reserve the right to send a student away from the program should that person’s behavior compromise the safety, research objectives and general performance of the group, or violate Greek laws, regulations or customs.
Expectations of Students
Working on an archaeological site is hard work. Students need to be in good health and capable of using picks, shovels, trowels, and detailed instruments to excavate in a hot environment. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, be eager to learn, and capable of taking direction.
Daily Work Schedule
6:00 – Rise and eat breakfast
6:30 – Arrive at castle and begin excavations at the direction of the archaeologists
10:00 – Break for snack
12:30 – Wrap up excavations for the day, free time to swim in the river or relax before lunch
2:00 – Lunch
3:00 – 5:00 Siesta
6:00 – Lecture/Class
8:00 – Dinner with free time afterwards
10:30 – Bedtime
The schedule is flexible and may be adjusted based upon enrichment opportunities and other time commitments.