This form is intended for volunteers only. Credit students should enroll through http://ifrglobal.org/program/israel-abel-beth-maacah/.



Name: *
Current Mailing Address: *
Permanent Address (if different from above):
Phone-Home: *
E-mail: *
Phone-Cell/Work: *
Date of birth : *
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Passport Number: *
Country of Issue: *
Passport-Date of Issue:
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Passport-Expiration Date: *
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Name of contact in case of emergency:
E-mail of contact in case of emergency:

Phone of contact in case of emergency:
Medical and Accident Insurance:  Each volunteer MUST have current medical insurance which is valid in Israel.* Volunteers will not be accepted without proof of insurance, which must be presented upon arrival.


Policy Number:
Insurance-Date of Issue:
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Insurance-Date of Expiration:
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Confirmation: *

Statement of Health and Insurance Status

I hereby state that I have complete health, accident, and personal possessions (theft and damage) insurance, valid in Israel for the duration of my stay on the excavation. I have been pronounced by my doctor and my insurance program to be medically fit and up to the exertions of manual work in a hot climate. I am aware that should the above statement be untrue, I would have no claim for compensation from the Project, its supporting institutions, director or staff.

Name of Applicant:
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Personal History

(Please attach additional sheets if necessary to answer any of the questions.)

Age: *
Gender: *
Occupation/Field of Study:
Do you have any continuing health problems or dietary needs?
Have you any background and/or field experience in archaeology? If yes, describe:
How did you learn about the Tel Abel Beth Maacah Expedition?

Registration Details and Costs

The excavation takes place from Sunday, June 24 until Friday, July 20, 2018. Non-credit team members must commit to a minimum of two weeks. Credit students must commit to all four weeks.

Please indicate the weeks you wish to participate:

Select: *

* The week runs from Sunday afternoon (room reception from 14:00) until Sunday morning (vacating room by 10:00), a total of 7 nights. Payment is for this entire period, whether you stay the weekend on the kibbutz or not. The last week of the dig has a total of 5 nights, as all participants must depart by 10:00 on Friday morning, July 15.

If you wish to stay on the kibbutz before or after your registered stay, this requires a special request and will be confirmed pending availability. 

I am interested in registering for the Sunday Galilee tours:

estimated cost per tour: $100 (including bus, guide, food, entrance fees)

 Payment and Refunds

Full room and board accommodations at Kibbutz Kefar Szold cost $550 per seven-night week ($500 for returning volunteers); the final week of the dig is five nights and the cost is $400 ($360 for returning volunteers). Every extra night costs $80. There is no refund if the volunteer chooses not stay on the kibbutz over the weekend or chooses to leave earlier than the pre-determined day of departure.

The cost for a double room (two people in a room) is $1540 per seven-night week and $1100 for the last, five-day week ($220 per night). Please note that there is limited availability of double rooms.


Costs for 2018 are as follows. 









Total cost







Discounted Returnees































A deposit is required to guarantee your spot on the excavation.

1. Payment for Room and Board


A. Online
A deposit of half the cost of your room and board is required after you have submitted the registration form and have received an official acceptance email in response, usually within 72 hours. This email will include a link to the secure payment site at Azusa Pacific University. You may pay using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. We do not accept American Express. After you have paid your deposit, you will receive an email confirming this and a statement about the amount of your balance. You may pay the balance at any time, but no later than the day of your arrival at the kibbutz. You can also pay your balance by check or cash after you arrive at the dig.
B. Check
A deposit of half the cost of your room and board is required after you have submitted the registration form and have received an official acceptance email in response, usually within 72 hours. This email will include a link to the secure online payment site at Azusa Pacific University. However, you may also pay your deposit and balance with a personal check, cashier's check, or money order. Make the check out to "Azusa Pacific University" and write "Abel Beth Maacah" on the memo line. Mail your check to the following address:

Dr. Robert Mullins
Abel Beth Maacah Excavations 
Department of Biblical and Religious Studies 
701 E. Foothill Blvd. 
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

You will receive an email confirmation once the check is received and deposited.


 C. Cash

In certain cases, one may pay for room and board in cash U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Israeli shekels upon arrival at the kibbutz. Contact the expedition at  for more information. 


2. Academic Credit Program

Academic credit for participating in the Abel Beth Maacah Field School may be earned through the Institute for Field Research (IFR): http://ifrglobal.org, offering eight semester credits for participation in the four-week program, with credit granted through Connecticut College.

"Cost for credit students is $4,495 for four weeks. This includes the cost of tuition and instruction, 8 semester credit units, room and board, local transport, field trips, and international health insurance. See http://ifrglobal.org/program/israel-abel-beth-maacah/ for more details".

 Airfare not included.

Deadline for registration to the academic credit program: April 20, 2018.

For registration: http://ifrglobal.org/program/israel-abel-beth-maacah/

Scholarships are available through the IFR: http://ifrglobal.org/students/scholarships/



3. Payment of the Field Trips

If you are registered for the academic-credit program through The Institute for Field Research (IFR), the field trips are included in your tuition.

 If you are not in the field school, but would still like to join the Sunday tours, you can pay for the one or both field trips on the scheduled day of the trip by cash or personal check to the excavation representative. Signing up now on the registration form does not commit you to going if you should change your mind.


Please contact us  if you have any questions concerning the payment process.



4. Refund Policy

·     If for any reason we are forced to cancel your participation, you will receive a full refund. See details in table below.

·     If you do not show up for the excavation on the dates for which you have registered, or decide to withdraw after your arrival, we regret to inform you that no refunds can be given.




Up to April 30


May 1-May 15


May 16-June 2


June 3-24 (until July 21)



**The room and board prices are for non-Israelis and are exempt from Value Added Tax (V.A.T.). For this reason, the kibbutz B&B office needs a scan or xerox of the photo and information page of your passport, as well as the entry slip given to you by passport control upon your arrival in Israel. Please give these two documents to the kibbutz office for copying upon arrival.   


The deadline for registration is June 10, 2018.



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