Natural disasters, political changes, weather conditions and various other factors may force the cancellation or alteration of a field school. IFR recommends students only purchase airline tickets that are fully refundable and consider travel insurance in case a program or travel plans must change for any reason.
General information for this program is below, but keep in mind we will discuss any updated travel information and regulations during the required program orientation, which could affect travel plans.
The staff will pick up students by car at the airports to which they arrive. We suggest students arrive at Beijing Daxing International Airport on Sun. June 9, 2024.
If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text or email the field school director immediately. A local emergency mobile phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
The two trips by car to the Zhoukou Dian site and the Great Wall will occur during the field school. The field site is not far from the field camp; students could walk or ride bicycles to get to/from the field site within 2 km. The laboratory is located at the camp. If an emergency occurs, a vehicle is available to transport students.
Non-Chinese participants are required to secure a tourist visa to China prior to arrival. You should apply for the visa several months ahead of time. Please visit the visa page of Chinese Embassy in your own country for more information and required paper work.
Please see the syllabus for detailed instructions for the visa application.