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Service Corps Tour to Albania and Kosovo

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017

Experience life in Berat, a picturesque city nestled along a river valley in southcentral Albania. Known as the “City of 1000 Windows” Berat is a World Heritage Site, with hundreds of Ottoman-era buildings, many in degraded condition.That’s where you come in! Join the restoration efforts, led by Cultural Heritage without Borders’ Regional Restoration Camps, recipient of a 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. Enjoy engaging lectures and hands-on experience in restoration and conservation with assistance from experts in traditional tools and methods. Both your volunteer work and part of the trip fee go toward restoring Berat’s heritage. Get to know students and professionals from across the Balkans who attend the camp and locals who offer lessons in drawing, cooking and Albanian dance. Experience cuisine and culture of Albania and Kosovo in your free time. Tour Kosovo’s past and present, including the vibrant capital of Prishtina and the World Heritage medieval Orthodox monasteries Enjoy a reception with members of the Albanian and Kosovo Fulbright Associations and alumni of other U.S. exchanges.

Click here to view our flyer about the trip!


Trip itinerary

 May 12, 2017:

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Joint dinner

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2017:

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Morning: Around Tirana – city tour – including National Museum, Orthodox Cathedral, Ethem Beys’ mosque, Boulevards, Block area etc

Lunch in the city

Afternoon: Meeting with Fulbright alumni

Reception with Fulbright alumni

 

 

 

May 14, 2017

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Morning:  Travel to Durres (36km – 45min)

Visit to Durres Amphitheatre and historic center

Continuing to Kavaja (26km – 35min)

Lunch in Kavaja (there is a great fish restaurant there that should not be missed)

Continuing to Berat (70km – 1hr and 30min)

Afternoon: Settling in to the hotel

Free time

Welcome dinner in Berat

May 15, 2017

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All day

Registrations and participation at the Regional Restoration Camp

Following the program of the camp, including site visits of Berat, lecture about Berat, etc.

 

 

May 16, 2017

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All day

Following the program of the camp, including works on site

 

 

May 17, 2017

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All day

Following the program of the camp, including works on site, free hand drawing classes and Albanian traditional dance

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2017

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Morning: (Optional):  Study visit to the Archaeological Park of Apollonia, Monastery of Ardenica

Lunch on the way

Afternoon: Visit to Çobo Winery, near Berat

 

 

May 19, 2017

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All day:

Following the program of the camp, including works on site, free hand drawing classes and Albanian traditional dance

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2017

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All day:

Following the program of the camp, including works on site, free hand drawing classes and Albanian traditional dance

Farewell dinner

 

 

 

 

May 21, 2017

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Morning: Travel to Prizren (280km – 7 hours with a border crossing, lunch and breaks on the way)

Late afternoon: Free time

 

 

 

May 22, 2017

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Morning: Around Prizren: Historical zone including Sinan Pasha Mosque, Hamam, Orthodox diocese, Cathedral of Our lady, Our lady of Ljevis (World Heritage Site), Castle 

Lunch

Afternoon: Travel to Decani (60km – 1hr20 min)

Visiting Dećani Monastery (World Heritage Site)

Return to Prizren (60km – 1hr20 min)

Packing to leave

May 23, 2017

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 Morning: travel to Prishtina (84km – 1hr 20 min)

Around Prishtina: Ethnographic Museum, Scroll through a scarce Historical area (Kings mosque, tombs), National library (Getty conservation modern recently pledged a grant for the conservation proposal) NewBorn (story of most recent Kosovo History, Kosovo independence);

Lunch in the city

Afternoon: Visiting RRC at the Museum of Kosova (if applicable)

Welcome Reception – Fulbrighters from Kosovo

May 24, 2017

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Morning: Visit Gracanica Monastery (World Heritage Site) (11km – 20min) and Ulpiana Archaeological site

Lunch

Afternoon: Free time

Farewell dinner

May 25, 2017

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Departure from Prishtina

 

 

 

 

 


About the Tour:

Total Cost: $2280 (for shared room – additional $300 for single room)

Deposit: $600 (due by registration deadline)

Travel Partner: Cultural Heritage Without Borders (CHwB)

What’s Included:

• Double room accommodations in comfortable hotels (2 occupants per room). Single rooms are available for an additional $300.00 for the entire trip
• Breakfast daily
• Nine (9) group meals during the course of the trip
• Transportation by private, air-conditioned motor coach/minibus/van, as well as group transfers as appropriate
• English speaking guide(s)/interpreter(s) to accompany participants through the whole tour period
• Preparatory reading materials
• Admission and fees to museums and program activities as listed in itinerary
• Honoraria for speakers booked by CHwB
• All tools, materials and craftspeople required for the service project/Regional Restoration Camp portion of the itinerary
• In-country health insurance, not including airlift or emergency evacuation to the US.

What’s Not Included:

• Flights to/from Albania or Kosovo
• Expenses of a purely personal nature
• Room service charges
• Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance
• Gratuities to the bellmen and waiters
• Travel Cancellation Insurance
• Gratuities for guides
• Daily meals that are not organized for the group
• Extra beverages at group meals
• Visas or other entry documents.

How to Register:

Registration and deposit: The completed registration packet and a $600 non-refundable/nontransferable deposit are due from each individual participant by March 1, 2017 and must be received by the Fulbright Association by this date. The
registration packet includes this registration form, the health form and the liability waiver.

Final payment: The remaining balance ($1680 for shared-room participants; $1980 for single room participants) is due from each individual participant by April 7, 2017.

To register, we need two items by the registration deadline.

1. Registration Packet: Click to download, fill out, and return to us by e-mail or mail

2. $600 Deposit: Check or credit card payment

How to make the payment: We can accept payments either by check through the mail, or through our website via the Donation page.

If sending checks:

Please make out your check to “Fulbright Association” and on the memo line write “FASC Trip 2017” and the name(s) of trip participants. They can be mailed to our office address in Washington, DC:

Fulbright Association
1900 L St. NW #302
Washington, DC 20036

If paying by credit card:

Please click “Donate” in the upper right corner of our website, click “Donate Today” on the next page, and then continue with your payment via the secure online donation form. If there is no option for this trip under “Campaign/Fund Information,” please write “FASC Trip 2017” and the name(s) of trip participants in the “donor comments” section.

Please e-mail info@fulbright.org or give us a call at (202) 775-0725 if you have any additional questions.