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.
Most inbound transatlantic flights arrive at Istanbul Airport (code: IST). You will have a connecting flight from Istanbul Airport to Antalya International Airport (code: AYT), which usually takes about one hour. Under normal circumstances you will clear customs at Antalya and leave the Airport from the International Arrivals Gate. The Project Director will meet you outside the Gate. The trip from the Airport to the excavation house at Elmalı takes about 1.5 hrs. Most inbound flights from European cities have direct flights to Antalya International Airport.
As students will be participating in academic and scientific research, they must obtain research visas from Turkish embassy or consulates before arriving in Turkey. Please consult the website for detailed information: https://www.mfa.gov.tr/general-information-about-turkish-visas.en.mfa. Paperwork to expedite your visa procedure will be provided by the Director. Citizens of other countries are asked to check the embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirements.
Due to the legal requirements in Turkey, EFSG has to finalize the list of applicants for each calendar year by December of the preceding year. For example; if you are applying to participate at EFSG in the summer of 2024, your name has to be in the list by December 10, 2023. There are no exceptions to this rule!