Expectations, Schedule, Registration – Greece

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 site and begin investigations at the direction of archaeologists
10:00 – Break for snack
13:00 – Wrap up at the site for the day, clean up before lunch
2:00 – Lunch
3:00 – 5:00 Siesta/Rest
5:00 – Lecture/Class/Artifact Preservation
7:30 – Dinner and free time
10:30 – Bedtime


DDS SESSION – June 28 to July 14 (1st day onsite is June 29)


Ancient Greece


This project will be available for twelve to eighteen students per session who are currently enrolled in 10th through 12th grade.


Total fees for this project are $3950.


  • itinerary
  • excursions


In addition to the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports (for the Greece Project) supervisors that will oversee the excavations, there will be numerous staff members supporting the archaeological team. A brief description of each archaeologist and staff member can be found below: