Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Visa?
Some students will need to obtain a visa if they are planing to attend our school for both semesters. Americans, Canadians and most Europeans will get their passports stamped upon entry into Albania. This will allow you to stay in Albania for 3 months. Once you are in Albania, we will work with you to get the visa for the second semester which is not too difficult. If you are from the US, you get a one year visa upon entry, so you don’t need to do anything else in the visa process.
Please note that you will need to have a passport and that your passport needs to be valid for at least one year past the date of your entry into Albania. Please check with your local travel organisation and/or airport/ immigration for any specific details to your country.
How do I get there?
Most students fly into Tirana, the capital city of Albania (airport code TIA). One of our staff will meet you at the Tirana airport and bring you to the school.
You may choose to fly into Thessaloniki, Greece (SKG). Thessaloniki is about five hours away, but there is a convenient bus route. If you choose to fly into Greece, or some other European city, you will be responsible for your transportation to Albania, but we can help you with the details.
Travel into Greece or Albania is safe, and whichever route you choose, our staff will assist you in making sure you know the correct way to get to the school.
What are the study commitments?
Students will have lectures mornings and evenings totaling around 15 to 20 hours per week. Attendance at lectures, seminars and Sunday services is compulsory. To obtain maximum benefit from the courses, students should plan to spend additional time in reading, preparing, praying and working on writing assignments.
How are students assessed?
The type of assessment varies according to the subject and teacher. These will include written assignments, classroom tests, some memorization and presentations.
For parents: How can we keep in touch?
The students will have regular access to internet so you should be able to keep in touch by e-mail and social media. Any mail should be addressed to the student at Crossroads, 7 Rruga e Rehoves, Erseke, Kolonje, ALBANIA.
For parents: From school to college
The transition from school to college is a balancing act, and you will play an important role as your son or daughter makes this change.
At Bible school your son or daughter will take on new responsibilities – taking a proactive approach to learning, managing their study, work and social life, forming new networks and friendships, and pursuing a career goal. This is all vital to a student’s success, and part of becoming a responsible adult.
This time can also be daunting for parents – after years of looking after their education at school, it can be hard to know what level of involvement you should now have in your son’s or daughter’s higher education.
Your son or daughter will be living and studying in a new country and in a different culture. It may be even harder to know what to expect.