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 the 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, and enjoy a reception with members of the Albanian and Kosovo Fulbright Associations and alumni of other U.S. exchanges.
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Update: The initial registration deadline has passed and the tour is officially a go! But there are still a few remaining seats. If you are still interested in registering, contact us for more information by March 20, 2017!
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (202) 775-0725 if you have any additional questions.