Egyptian pyramids at dusk with students walking

Students from the UC Honors course, "Past & Present in Greece an Egypt: An Inquiry of History, Culture, and the Economy," traveled to Greece and Egypt in December. In Greece students visited the sites of Athens, had a behind the scenes tour of the Agora Excavations, and took a field trip to the UC excavations at Pylos, where Jack Davis and Shari Stocker gave them a fantastic tour the day before their tholos tomb press conference.

table of broken ancient pottery with students examiningUC Honors Students Examining Pottery at the Athenian Agora 2019honorspylosUC Honors Students visiting Pylos, Greece with Jack Davis and Shari Stocker

In Egypt they met faculty and students from our strategic partner in Cairo, Future University of Egypt. The warm hospitality of our Egyptian friends made this first ever student trip to Egypt truly memorable and strengthened the connection between universities. Highlights included, of course, a visit to the great pyramids and sphinx, and a Nile dinner cruise. Kathleen Lynch, co-instructor Prof. Constantine Polychroniou (International Business), and Honors Assistant Director Neil Choudhury led the students on this unforgettable trip.

student with camera posing in Parthenon in AthensUC Honors Student Isabelle Reynolds

Isabelle Reynolds, (Classical Civilization), especially appreciated the opportunity to see sites she has studied in class. She will join another Honors study tour to London over spring break, where she will see the rest of the Parthenon sculptures!