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.
Arrival: Please arrive on June 6, 2020, by 7.00 pm at the National Institution for Management of the Archaeological Site of Stobi, 1420 Gradsko, Republic of N. Macedonia (+389 43251 026). A transfer to Stobi from the airports in Skopje (R. of N. 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 and 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 R. of N. 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.
For more information about border crossing visit the Balkan Heritage Field School web site and the links provided there.