A message from your professor, Dr. Ervan Garrison,
One quarter of all UGA students now study abroad. UGA's Study Abroad Europe, a non-profit, UGA sponsored program, has taken UGA classes to Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, and Scotland since 1998. In 2014, we will repeat our program in Switzerland and Scotland! The prehistory and early history of the United Kingdom meshes well with that of Switzerland. Both were Celtic lands before the Roman conquest and flourishing provinces thereafter. UGA students will learn, earning 6 credit hours, as they travel to the historic sites in these two countries and they will be amazed at the natural beauty of both. I look forward to having you join me and my colleagues, Phyllis Pritchett de Martini and Nick Dixon in Europe next Maymester.
In Switzerland, you will spend a day in a reconstructed Neolithic village, where you will relive a typical day 4000 years ago, cooking, starting fires, making tools and using Stone Age weapons. You will visit the ancient Roman city of Aventicum. Among its many artifacts the museum contains the famous bust of Emperor Marcus Auralius, the only known example in solid gold. After a visit to the unique site of the Petit Chasseur in Sion on a Friday, students are free for the weekend and in close proximity to Zermatt, the Matterhorn and famous alpine areas for hiking and sightseeing.
Dr. Ervan G. Garrison
Dept. of Geology or Dept. of Anthropology
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
Tel: (706) 542-1475 /706-542-1097