This year, seventeen CSUDH students enrolled in five classes in the CSUDH/Stone and Compass Study Abroad Program. The courses were: Ancient Civilizations (ANT 102, Dr. Moore), Food and Culture (ANT 495, Dr. Gasco), Comparative Religion (PHI 383, Dr. Pawar), Business in Bulgaria (BUS 495, Dr. Norman), and Geodiversity and Sustainability in the Balkans (GEO 495, Dr. Keyantash).
June 9-12, 2018
First Days in Bulgaria
June 13-15, 2018
Learning More about Bulgaria
We headed off to ETAR, an open-air ethnographic museum that shows how a 19th century village would have looked, with original houses and craft workshops on display. Actually, many of the crafts are still practiced and craftspeople are demonstrating how they make everything from textiles to ceramics to colorful carts to musical instruments (like the bagpipes) to oils (like the walnut oil mill shown below). The old way of generating power was through water, and virtually all of the moving parts for the workshops are powered by water.