November 04- 5:00 to 6:00 - UBC Life Building - Room 1505
November 04- 5:00 to 6:00 - UBC Life Building - Room 1505
Applications are reviewed as they are received, so early applications are encouraged.
Please note that you can apply for up to a maximum of 2 Global Seminars.
Students are encouraged to meet with the Program Director at an orientation session or one-on-one to learn more about the program.
This program is being led by UBC faculty Matthew McCarty.
This course focuses on the history of the Roman provinces by critically understanding and modelling the relationships between the edges of the Roman Empire and its center, as well as the way similar dynamics play out in a peripheral town in the modern EU. This will be accomplished through more traditional afternoon lectures and guided visits to museums and archaeological sites in the afternoon.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
This archaeological dig will take place for four weeks in Alba Iulia, Romania. CNRS 335/535 offers practical training in excavation techniques and interpretation, including basic survey techniques; drawing sections; possible training with GPS equipment, total stations, and levels; processing and study of pottery and other finds; keeping up a daily notebook; writing a post-excavation interpretative essay of not less than 3,000 words based on the results of the field experience.
To learn more about the history of the dig, visit Dr. McCarty's webpage.
A typical day includes field work in the morning and traditional afternoon lectures and guided visits to museums and archeological sites in the region.
Regular work schedule:
M/T: 7am, depart for site; 12:30-2, break for lunch; 4:30, depart from site; 5-7, free time; 7, dinner at Steakhouse
W: 7am, depart for site; 12:30-2, break for lunch; 2, depart from site; 2:30, optional local cultural activity or free time (tour of Battyaneum library, St Michael’s Cathedral, the summer festivals at Alba); 7, dinner at Steakhouse
Th/F: 7am, depart for site; 12:30-2, break for lunch; 4:30, depart from site; 5-7, free time; 7, dinner at Steakhouse
Sa: 8am, depart for site; 12:30 break for lunch; afternoon free
Notable environmental conditions
Weather (excessive heat, rain) affects the pace of work; in excessive heat and most afternoons, work is done on processing finds in the shade.
Sun and heat. Students will be provided with frequent hydration breaks. Freshwater will be provided on site. Shade tent will be set up over excavation area.
Lots of physical activity (digging, crouching) and use of a range of tools (trowel, hand-pick, spade, mattock, wheelbarrow)
The course will be based in Alba Iulia (RO), with accommodation in dormitories provided by the University of Alba Iulia. Breakfast will be on one’s own, using the nearby Kaufland or Dacia grocery stores (5-10 minute walk from accommodation) or the numerous cafes. Lunch will be catered on site by Steakhouse; dinner will be catered at Steakhouse. [Despite the restaurant name, Vlad prepares a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes; we have worked with him for the past 5 years]
The program will take place in Alba Iulia, Romania July 24 to August 21, 2019 (tentative)
Prior to your time in the field, you will be required to attend pre-departure sessions in Vancouver.
To be accepted for this Global Seminar, you have to meet both program-specific requirements as well as Go Global’s general eligibility.
There are no pre-requisites required for this program.
CNERS students can receive a maximum of 6 credits for CNERS 335.
CNERS MA students can receive a maxium of 3 credits for CNERS 535.
Please contact the CNERS advising office if you are unsure whether or not you can receive credit for this Global Seminar.
You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent Winter Session of full-time studies prior to application
You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline) to participate in a Global Seminar
You should have full-time student status (as defined by your faculty) in the year prior to your Global Seminar
You must maintain 70% average prior to your Global Seminar departure
You must have completed or intend to complete the necessary (or equivalent) pre-requisite courses prior to Global Seminar start date
Unclassified students will be considered on a case-by-case basis
You will need to be accepted by the Program Director leading the Global Seminar
Approximately CAD 2,200 - 2,500 + 3 credit tuition and flight
The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.
All qualifying students will receive a $1,000 Go Global Award.
Adjustment on deposits
Students are eligible for an adjustment of their deposit under the following circumstances:
Withdrawal after you accept your spot in the program
Withdrawal after deposit posted on SSC
Withdrawal after deposit due date
Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.
Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at email@example.com.
If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodations, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:
The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844
Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053
UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences. In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:
Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.