Algarve is served at the main city of Faro by a national railway line that comes from Lisbon (the capital of Portugal) as well as by the Faro International Airport (FAO). The airport connects with all major European cities, so coming from the US students may fly to Faro via any of the main European connection points (London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Lisbon, among many others).
Students should arrive in Faro on July 1. There will be two meeting points. The first at the Faro International Airport and the second at the Faro train station, both at 11.30am. Students must inform the project directors which point they will use. Project staff members will meet students and will drive the team to Budens, a small town located 2 kms west of the Vale Boi site, about one hour drive from Faro.
If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text or email the project director(s) immediately. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
Please note that the Field school will end on July 28, and the whole team will be driven back to Faro early in the morning with an expected arrival at 8pm.
Portugal is a party of the European Schengen Visa Agreement. As such, US citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your designated departure date.
Citizens of other countries should check the Portuguese Embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirements.