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Fees and Accommodation


Volunteers will be lodged in a hostel at Kibbutz Ein-Gev by the shores of the Sea of Galilee, about 5 min. drive from the site. The kibbutz is a 20-min. drive from Tiberias and 1.2 hr. from Haifa.
There are about 2-4 occupants per room. Due to space limitations, couples are not promised to share a single room but usually do (please ask us in advance). All rooms are air conditioned and weekend laundry services are provided free of charge.
Your Excavation Mailing Address (from Europe, mail takes about 5 days; from the US it takes about 10 days): 

(Your Name)
Hippos Archaeological Expedition
Jordan Valley 1494000
Kibbutz Ein-Gev

Cost & Application Procedure (minimum of 2 weeks stay) 

One Session of two weeks participation = €1,100/$1,220 (may be paid in your own currency)

This cost includes full board and lodging in the Kibbutz in air-conditioned rooms including weekends (3 meals a day, expedition tours, leisure activity, lectures, etc.).
Participants should complete and submit the Application Form and send the full payment no later than 31st of May.
All payments should be made by personal or bank check ONLY and in the applicant's national currency (e.g. US in $, Europeans in € etc.). Please make all checks payable to: University of Haifa
Payment may be made also via wire transfer to the University's account:

Account name: University of Haifa
Bank name: Bank Hapoalim - 12
Branch number: 562
IBAN: IL49-0125-6200-0000-0097-171
Account number: 97171
Swift code: POALILIT
Full address of account:
Street name: 2 Pal Yam,
Town: Haifa
Postal Code/Cedex: 33099502
Country: Israel
Attention: Project 30234

Once wired please email us the exact sum and date of the transfer.

Refund policy:

  • Registration Fee is Non-Refundable!
  • Cancellation before 15th of May – full reimbursement except for the registration fee
  • Cancellation before 20th of July – half reimbursement except for the registration fee
  • Cancellation after 20th of July – no reimbursement

After completing the application, please mail registration fee to (or bank wire):

Dr. Michael Eisenberg
Hippos Excavation Project
The Zinman Institute of Archaeology
University of Haifa
199 Aba-Hushi Avenue
Mt. Carmel, Haifa 3498838

Tel: +972-4-8249392 Dr. Eisenberg
Fax: +972-4-8249876

It is mandatory for each participant to provide proof of full medical insurance covering all aspects of illness or possible injury.