Please wait to purchase your airline ticket until six (6) weeks prior to departure date. Natural disasters, political changes, weather conditions and a range of other factors may require the cancellation of a field school. The IFR typically takes a close look at local conditions 6-7 weeks prior to program beginning and make Go/No Go decisions by then. This time frame still allows the purchase of discounted airline tickets while protecting students from potential loss of airline ticket costs if we decide to cancel a program.
Students should arrive on July 20, at 5:00pm to the OK Taxi Desk (Balkan Heritage Foundation Travel partner) in the Sofia International Airport Terminal 2 arrival area. From there, students will be driven by taxi/shuttle to the Villa Terres hotel. THE PRICE OF THE PICK UP IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPATION FEE! It depends on the number of the arriving students and varies between 25 – 60 Euros. The trip takes approx. 1-1 . hrs., but that time highly depends on the traffic. It is recommended that students exchange/withdraw up to 20 Bulgarian lev (approx. 11 USD), buy a bottle of water, and visit the restroom before the trip. The taxi/shuttle can stop for a short break at a gas station on the way to Villa Terres.
If you missed your connection or your flight was delayed/canceled, call, text or email the project staff (email: email@example.com). Local contact information will be provided to enrolled students. 8 | P a g e
Students are able to get general information, essential travel basics and tips concerning the project location and the country at http://www.bhfieldschool.org/countries/bulgaria (for Bulgaria) and http://www.bhfieldschool.org/project/PISexc (for the project / see the map on the bottom of project web site). All students will receive a travel info-sheet with specific travel details prior to departure.
Citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for up to 90 days. Citizens of all other countries may need a visa. The Balkan Heritage Foundation can send an official invitation letter that should be used at the relevant embassy to secure a visa to the program. For more information visit the Balkan Heritage Foundation web site at http://www.bhfieldschool.org/information/visa-help and the links provided there.