As many of their peers prepared for summer vacation, 13 USC School of Pharmacy undergraduates traveled throughout southeastern Europe for the class Balkan History, Geography and Folk Medicine. The 20-day trip was led by Terry David Church, DRSc, MA, MS, assistant director of undergraduate education and a faculty member in the school’s Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.

The itinerary took students through parts of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey to explore folk medicine’s evolutions, benefits and consequences as well as sustainability. Among the trip’s highlights were a botanical and bee farm tour that detailed the healing properties of honey and local herbs, as well as a trip to a hot spring in Greece to learn about hydrothermal medicines.

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