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

Current Mailing Address:*
Permanent Address (if different from above):
Phone-Home: *
Date of birth : *
Passport Number:
Country of Issue:*
Passport-Date of Issue:*
Passport-Expiration Date:*
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.


Insurance-Date of Issue:
Insurance-Date of Expiration:

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. My doctor and my insurance program have determined me to be medically fit and capable of meeting the demands of manual work in a hot climate. I am aware that should my declarations be false or misrepresented, I would have no claim for compensation from the Project, its supporting institutions, directors, or staff.

Statement of Conduct

1-By joining this excavation, the participant consents to having their picture taken by the expedition for scientific and promotional purposes.

2-The excavation directors exercise the right to dismiss participants from the excavation for breaching the expedition's rules of conduct or for any other reason deemed justified by the directors.

3-If a participant is dismissed from the excavation for reasons noted in No. 2 above, the balance of their room and board will not be reimbursed.

4-Persons with a severe snoring disorder must bring an effective anti-snoring device, such as a CPAP machine, in consideration of their roommates. A good night’s sleep is an imperative component of the expedition’s success and we ask you to comply. Lack of compliance may result in you having to get and pay for a single room.

Confirmation: *

Personal History

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

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?
T-Shirt size:

1. Registration Details and Costs

The excavation is four weeks long and takes place from Sunday, June 28 until Friday, July 24, 2020. A minimum stay of two weeks is required.

Please indicate the weeks you wish to participate:


* 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 24.

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)

The deadline for registration is June 1, 2020

2.Mode of Payment and Refunds

Full room and board accommodations at Kibbutz Kfar Szold cost $570 per seven-night week ($520 for returnees); the final week of the dig is five nights and the cost is $410 ($370 for returnees). Every extra night costs $82. 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 $1600 per seven-night week and $1145 for the last, five-day week ($229 per night). Please note that there is limited availability of double rooms. A single room rate is available upon request, although availability is limited.

Costs for 2020 are as follows: 








Total cost







Discounted Returnees























Balance for Returnees







A deposit is required to guarantee your spot on the excavation. Full payment is required upon arrival at the kibbutz and is a pre-condition for beginning to dig.

**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. A participant with an Israeli passport must add 17% V.A.T. to the costs.   

Payment for Room and Board

1. 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 when you arrive at the kibbutz.

2. 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:

Prof. 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.

3. 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. 

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.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be granted upon cancellation according to the terms in the 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, or are expelled from the program by decision of the directors, we regret to inform you that no refunds can be given.

If for any reason we are forced to cancel your participation before the excavation begins (until June 27), you will receive a full refund.

Date of cancellation

Refund amount

Until June 1


June 2-6


June 7-13


After June 14


3. Scholarships and Financial Aid

A limited number of scholarships are available to team members who can demonstrate financial need in order to participate on the project. Priority will be given to students enrolled in a college or university (other than those registered for credit through IFR). Details about when and how to apply will be posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AbelBethMaacah) and/or can be obtained by writing to Prof. Robert Mullins at . .

4. IFR Academic Credit Program 

Academic credit for the Abel Beth Maacah Field School may be earned through the Institute for Field Research (IFR). Go to http://ifrglobal.org for more information, including costs. One can earn four semester hours for participation in the two-week program or eight semester hours for the four-week program. Credit is granted by Connecticut College.

See http://ifrglobal.org/program/israel-abel-beth-maacah/ for more details.

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

Word Verification: