Modernization, Health & Healing Study Abroad Course with CSULB

June 16-29, 2018


Modernization, Health & Healing Study Abroad Course with CSULB

June 16-29, 2018


Stone & Compass is excited to announce a partnership with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in hosting their 2-week study abroad program in Bulgaria.  Enrollment is now open for 3 different course offerings: Biocultural Anthropological Approaches to Health & Healing, Modernization, and Ethnographic Methods. See below for full course descriptions.All courses are open to students from CSULB or other universities as well as to community members who are interested in learning about Bulgarian culture and history and ethnography. You get to choose which classes fit your interests and graduation needs: ANTH 353: Health & Healing,  ANTH 307: Modernization in Global Perspective and ANTH 440: Ethnographic Field School. You can take 1 or 2 classes on the same trip. 

Learn more about how to enroll in the CSULB course or courses below:

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Summary & Course Information

Join this trip to learn ethnographic methods while immersed in Bulgarian healing practices and witnessing the process of modernization as it’s happening. Bulgaria is a country that is undergoing tremendous cultural and political change as a former Soviet Bloc state and as one of the newer member states of the European Union. We will overnight in 6 exciting locations around the country including the cities of Sofia and Plovdiv, the village of Stolat in the Balkans, and ancient spa towns of Kyustendil and Hisarya. You will experience cities and rural spaces in transition, healing thermal spas, a 10th century monastery, the beauty of the Rila mountains, the role of cultural tourism in economic development, and spend time with seniors at the Elder Center of Stolat.

To learn more about the different course offerings and/or to apply to this program at CSULB click on either of the links below.

 ANTH 307 Modernization in Global Perspective or ANTH 353 Health and Healing


$1900.00 is the price for the Bulgaria lodging/food portion of the trip payable to Stone & Compass and is DUE BY JUNE 1st 2018. 
*Flights & course registration costs not included in the $1900.00 price. 
Contact the CSULB links above for course enrollment information and to pay for course registration.

$1900.00 includes:

All Bulgarian ground transportation, ALL hotels, ALL meals, translator, Bulgarian health insurance of 30,000 euros, museum & historical sites admissions, and tour guides.