Please hold purchasing 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 makes Go/No Go decisions by then. Such a time frame still allows the purchase of deeply discounted airline tickets while protecting students from potential loss of airline ticket costs if we decide to cancel a program.
Please arrive on June 1st by 7.00 pm at the National Institution for Management of the Archaeological Site of Stobi, 1420 Gradsko, Republic of Macedonia (+ 389 43251 026). A transfer to Stobi from the airports in Skopje (R. of North Macedonia) or Thessaloniki (Greece) may be arranged by request. Individual or group transfers’ price may vary from $36-120 USD depending on both distance and number of passengers. (The prices may slightly vary due to the $USD rate fluctuations.) The trip takes approximately 1.5 hours depending on traffic. It is recommended to exchange/withdraw some Macedonian Denars, buy a bottle of water and visit the restroom before the trip.
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.
Citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need a visa to visit Macedonia 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.
Note that if you plan to visit Turkey during your stay in the Balkans you will need a visa. The Turkish government facilitates the process for tourists by providing the option for obtaining an e-visa.
Please see syllabus for links to Balkan Heritage Foundation site and information resources on travel to the Balkans.