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Environmental Encounters in Iceland

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,600
Program Locations: Reykjavik
Contact Phone: (757) 594-7171
Contact Name: Joe Balay And Kip Redick
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What is Included: Airfare, accommodation, group activities, ground transportation, and international health insurance
What is not Included: Tuition, meals
Program Description

Environmental Encounters in Iceland is a 2-week summer study abroad course set in Iceland. One of the most beautiful countries in the world, Iceland is a site of vast natural wonders (e.g. volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields geysers, etc.). Drawing on their rich mythological history and deep connection with the land, Iceland is also one of the most environmentally conscious countries in the world with almost 100% renewable energy, high ethical standards in the fishing industry, and pioneering organic farming practices. Using Iceland’s natural beauty and culture as our setting, this course examines key questions of environmental stewardship, ethics, sustainability, and economics. Traveling across Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the southern coast, and the eastern glaciers, we will engage first-hand the natural wonders, cultural landmarks, and sustainable infrastructure of this amazing country.

Quick Facts

Population: 313183
Capital: Reykjavik
Per-capita GDP: $ 38500
Size: 103000 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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