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.
Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) is the closest airport to Fayetteville. From there ARAS staff will pick up students and bring them to the UAF campus dorms where they will be staying for the duration of the field school. Times for pickup will be scheduled on Sunday June 16 based on when students’ flights arrive.
Students may also drive to Fayetteville. If driving, you will need a parking pass to keep your car on campus near the dorms. This will be an extra expense and will have to be arranged between the student and the parking office (we can get more information to those students who need it).
When students are on campus, there are free buses that run to various parts of Fayetteville, including one that runs to the ARAS Coordinating Office/Lab. Students will catch the bus each morning to the CO and back to campus in the afternoon (exact start and end times of the work day will depend on the bus schedule).
If there are problems in a student’s travel agenda they can contact Michelle Rathgaber on her cell phone, which will be provided after registration.
Citizens not from the USA are asked to check the embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirements.