Field School Programs in Archaeology and​ ​Historic Preservation

  • Discover the most ancient civilizations in Europe!

    Discover the most ancient civilizations in Europe!

    Learn, travel, discover the past and support the cultural heritage with the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) programs in ARCHAEOLOGY and HISTORIC PRESERVATION / HERITAGE CONSERVATION while making an unforgettable journey to the most ancient civilizations of the Old world. Choose from more than 20 programs in 4 European countries.

  • The beginning of a beautiful friendship

    The beginning of a beautiful friendship

    More than 1500 students (aged from 16 to 79) from 57 countries attended the BHFS in the period 2008-2017. Approx. 15% returned to the BHFS once or more. Find your BHFS program and join us in spring or summer 2018.

  • Early Bird Special offers! Save Up To 420 EUR!

    Early Bird Special offers! Save Up To 420 EUR!

    Benefit from our Early Bird Special offers: Up to 15% discount off the BHFS admission fees by 30 November, 2017!

  • Why the Balkans?

    Why the Balkans?

    Find out what makes the Balkans a unique part of Europe with more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – a legacy of 1,6 million year old human history and almost all ancient civilizations present at the Old Continent!

Learn, Travel, Discover and Support cultural heritage with Balkan Heritage Field School

Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) at a glance:

  • Started in 2008 & 86 field school projects conducted
  • 1500 students from 57 countries attended BHFS
  • Field schools take place in Bulgaria, Greece, R. of Macedonia and Montenegro
  • Credit hours awarded through Connecticut College (USA), New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) and Queen’s University (Canada)
  • International pool of instructors & Instruction in English
  • Excursions to historical and archaeological sites including UNESCO world heritage sites

Read more about BHFS

BHFS archaeological digs & archaeological field schools at:

  • Neolithic settlement - 6th mill. BCE
  • Prehistoric tell and one of Europe’s first proto urban centers in the earliest age of metal: Copper Age - 5th mill. BCE
  • Sacred area of an Ancient Greek & Byzantine city on the Black Sea coast - 7th c. BCE - 7th c. CE
  • Ancient Greek trade-center/ emporion in Ancient Thrace - 5th- 3rd c. BCE
  • Two Roman provincial capital cities - 1st c. BCE - 6th c. CE
  • Early Christian Byzantine monastery on the Black Sea coast - 5th -6th c. CE

Find your fieldwork opportunity

Historic preservation programs in:

  • Conservation of Ancient Greek pottery & Roman pottery & glass & mosaics & mural paintings   
  • Byzantine and Post-Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture & mural paintings   
  • Vernacular architecture   
  • Historic metal & paper & textiles

Training courses in surveying & recording:   

  • Archaeological recording practices & Archaeometry   
  • Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) & Computational photography & Digital illustration  
  • Geomatics: photogrammetry & GPS & total station & GIS etc.  

Find your spring & summer school program

Why choose BHFS?

  • High quality education, service and intercultural experience
  • Great variety of field school projects and packages in 4 countries
  • Participation in real ongoing research or conservation projects
  • Work in small groups
  • Fast, easy and safe application and enrollment
  • Affordable admission fees & various discounts
  • Academic credits and scholarships for university & college students
  • Internships & volunteer placements for alumni
  • Safe countries & environment
  • Comfortable lodging & flexible menu for various dietary needs

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