FAQ

  1. Where is Mycenae? The town is located in the North East Peloponnese region of Greece. It is roughly one (1) hour from Athens. Other nearby towns include Nafplio and Argos.
  2.  What is the Mycenaean Foundation? It is an organization that supports archaeological research and excavation efforts in the ancient Greek city of Mycenae.
  3. What is in the American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (A.C.A.M.) facility? The facility includes 9,000 square feet of work space, classrooms, offices, labs, computer rooms, and a library. There is also a ceremonial grand hall, a central area with porticos, an open-air theatrical area, and an outdoor dig simulator.
  4. What is the total program cost? Participation in the Spring 2019 program costs $15,500. This includes tuition for four (4) courses ($9,265), lodging ($2,550), and other fees, including local transportation, travel, health insurance, and administrative fees ($3,685). Participation in the Summer 2019 program costs $5,100. This includes tuition for one (1) course ($3,480) and other program fees including housing, local transportation and travel, health insurance, and administrative fees ($1,620).
  5. Are travel costs to and from a student's home country and Mycenae included in the cost? No, each student will be responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the site. 
  6. Where will students live? Students will reside in furnished apartments in the nearby town of Nafplio.
  7. What makes this program unique? There is no comparable program in the United States or Europe. The program at the A.C.A.M. combines theory students learn in class with hands on experience that they gain by simply walking out the door of the learning center. Courses that appeal to students studying classics, art, and history are also offered. 
  8. How do students apply for a Greek VISA? Please refer to the following websites for instructions and information about required documents: 
    1. US Embassy: https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/residency/   See points 4a and 9
    2. Greek Embassy: http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/visas.html?mission=was   See instructions for getting National VISA Type D