Dates: June-July

For Current Information:
Professor Tammi Schneider |
Professor Gary Gilbert |
Main Excavation Website:
Facebook Page:

– $3,800 (Claremont students)
– $4,200 (non-Claremont students)
– $200 deposit due April 1. Full payment by May 1.

This includes:
– Room and all meals for 30 days
– Ground transportation in Israel
– Program-related tours and admissions
– Laundry service

Not included:
– Airfare
– Tuition (optional)
– Expenses associated with personal eating and travel
– Travel insurance (required of all participants)

Accommodations: Israel Nautical Academy
Students reside in a modern, en-suite, air-conditioned building, with two to three students per room. Internet access is available in the building (although not in the bedrooms), and you are encouraged to bring your own laptop/tablets.

Typical Daily Schedule (Monday-Friday)
4:30 Wake up and first breakfast
5:25 Bus to excavation site
5:30 Begin day’s excavation
9:00 Breakfast on the tel
9:30 Resume excavation
12:30 Return to academy
1:00 Lunch
1:30 Free time
4:00 Lecture
5:00 Pottery washing and labs
7:00 Dinner




Other Program Activities:

  • Conservation and heritage projects
  • Tours of Akko, including Crusader sites and the Ottoman city
  • Tours of sites in Israel, which can include Jerusalem, Caesarea, Galilee

Related Academic Courses:

  • REL 432: Archaeological Field Methods (four units, CGU)
  • TDNY 402z/REL 461: Akko: Public Archaeology, Conservation, and Heritage (four units, CGU)

Forms and Documents

Field School Syllabus Sample [PDF]

Participation Checklist [PDF]

CGU Insurance Information and Authorization [PDF]

CGU General Release [PDF]

CGU Emergency Contact and Medical Information [PDF]