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  • Locations: Akureyri, Iceland; Berg 641, Húsavík, Iceland; Búðardalur, Iceland; Djúpivogur, Iceland; Gerðuberg Cliffs, Iceland; Reykholt, Iceland; Reykjahlíð, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Siglufjörður, Iceland; Suðurvegur, Iceland; Westman Islands, Iceland;
  • Program Terms: Faculty Led
  • Budget Sheets: Summer Semester
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Areas of Study: Humanities
Program Description:
Fac Led SS17 Iceland Flag   Study Abroad in Iceland

May 28-June 16, 2017
 Dr. Anne Cotterill & Dr. Eric Bryan
Three-week summer study abroad program based in Iceland's national capital, Reykjavik, with travel around the country to exciting cultural, geological, and archaeological sites!
Fac Led SS17 Iceland TownIceland is uniquely poised in the North Atlantic between America and Europe. 
The industry and creativity of its 330,000 inhabitants are famous, as are Iceland's renewable geothermal and hydro-electrical resources, birdlife, and maritime culture. Straddling the Mid-Atlantic ridge where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are dividing makes Iceland a geological wonderland of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls.

Site Visits Include
  • National Museum of Iceland
  • Snaefellsnes Glacier
  • Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall
  • Viðey Nature Preserve
  • Hellisheiði Power Plant
  • Great Geysir
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Volcano Hekla
  • And Others
Fac Led SS17 Iceland Horses Visit Cool Iceland
Get 6 Credit Hours in Upper Level Humanities

Fulfill Your Experiential Learning Requirement

                      6 credit hours
Fac Led SS17 Iceland Town
"The Islandic Hero and Outlaw"
Dr. Cotterill
Introduces Icelandic literature, past and present, beginning with a sample of great medieval sagas based on the lives of Viking settlers.  The sagas' heroic men and women wielded sword and verses, and the outlaw was a recurring figure.  Iceland's meditation on lawlessness reappears in its acclaimed modern crime fiction, which we'll explore, along with stories whose heroes face the competing laws of man and nature.
"Extreme Nature and the Supernatural"
Dr. Bryan
Explore how Iceland's stark landscape influenced the country's myth and folklore.  Old Norse mythology will be read alongside Icelandic folklore that reflects ongoing tensions between pagan and Christian belief systems in a land where dramatic nature makes the supernatural natural.


Iceland Ducks and ShoreIceland Boat and MountainsIN REYKJAVIK

The first week and half will be spent in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city, where students enjoy a mixture of modern and medieval Iceland, visiting the National Museum of Iceland, the Reykjavik Maritime Museum, the archaeological Settlement Exhibition, Viðey (a spectacular nature preserve), and go whale-watching and horseback riding.
Estimated Budget
Expense Description Estimated Costs
Program Fees $2703.15
Tuition (Resident 6 credit hours) $2160.23
Tuition (Non-resident 6 credit hours) $5510.96
Passport $150.00
Transportation to and from home airport $94.00
Airfare $630
Meals not included in the the program $800
Activities not included in the the program $100
Books/Supplies $50
Cell Phone (check your carrier's roaming plan) $100
Spending Money $200
Miscellaneous $100
Trip Cancellation Insurance (recommended but optional) (STA travel) $289
Total Program Cost (Resident/ Non-Resident) $7376.38/$10727.11
* Program fees listed are estimates only.   Updated program fee information will be provided to all participants accepted into the program.

* Airfare to / from Iceland - cost will depend on date of purchase, airline selected, seat selection, time and route of travel, etc.    Airlines servicing Keflavik Airport are Icelandair, Wow Airlines, and Delta Airlines.

Dr. Eric Bryan:
Dr. Anne Cotterill:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Faculty Led 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.