The Anthropology department at UNC currently offers two study abroad experiences: one in the Yucatan and the other in France.
Study intercultural leadership and global citizenship by immersing yourself in the culture, history, and natural environment of the Mayan World. Spend your summer scaling ancient Mayan temples, swimming in underground cenotes and discovering the vibrant culture of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Through a UNC partnership with Peace College in North Carolina, you can study abroad in Mexico for 13 days, 21 days or 33 days. This program is open to students of all majors, and you can earn six or more credits in this hands-on, engaging summer session.
FRANCE: “Roman Foundations of French Culture in Provence”
The UNC Anthropology and French Departments collaborated on the study abroad course “Roman Foundations of French Culture in Provence” in the interim session of 2009-2010. The course was based in the fact that modern French culture originates from a complex blend of ancient Iron Age Celtic, Ligurian, Greek, and Etruscan cultural roots with a later and very significant infusion of Italian-Roman culture, the latter resulting from France’s (ancient Gaul) seven centuries as major province of the Roman Empire. In three weeks of visits to historic sites in southeast France’s Mediterranean Department of Provence and the city of Paris, the class visited fully-intact Roman amphitheaters, theaters, temples, aqueducts, and excavated towns. Students in the course explored the Roman roots of French culture and language and sampled the rich food, natural beauty, culture, and life of historic and modern France. The next “Roman Foundations…” study abroad experience is scheduled for the UNC Interim session in late December, 2012, and early January, 2013.