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Environmental Encounters in Iceland

Term To Study: Summer 2022
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2021
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,500
Link 1: Payment Information Form
Program Locations: Reykjavik
Contact Phone: (757) 594-7171
Contact Name: Dr. Joe Balay And Dr. Kip Redick
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What is Included: Airfare, accommodation, group activities, ground transportation, and international health insurance
What is not Included: Tuition (3 credits), most meals, travel insurance, and personal expenses. 

3 credits of tuition is:
$1,284 In-State Tuition & Fees
$2,841 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

COVID-19 testing or quarantine (if applicable)
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.

PHIL 370: Philosophy Study Abroad

**COVID-19 Notice**
Travel and Entry Requirements:
Each country has established entry requirements and travel restrictions set for foreign visitors and their citizens. The Study Abroad Office is monitoring the policies of many countries to advise students for study abroad. Any country can change their regulations at any time. We encourage all students and their families to monitor the situation in the location(s) to assess if they wish to continue with study abroad. To view the current COVID-19 response for a specific country, we recommend starting with the U.S. State Department ( and the U.S. Embassy COVID-19 webpage for the country or countries of interest.

Vaccination Requirement: Christopher Newport University requires students to have the COVID-19 vaccination. The Study Abroad Office will assume each student has been vaccinated when advising, so students must tell the office staff if they are not vaccinated. Many countries have opened their borders to vaccinated travelers with continued levels of on the ground preventative measures (masking, distancing, etc.). An unvaccinated student may be able to travel, but there could be additional testing requirements, quarantine time during arrival, and/or there may be restrictions to certain group activities. In some cases, an unvaccinated student may not be permitted to enter a country. There is a cost for testing, quarantine time, and/or early arrival for quarantine, which may differ by location. Any costs associated with traveling as an unvaccinated person will be an out of pocket expense for the student. Christopher Newport University will not cover the costs associated with these expenses.

**Passport Notice**
Application & Renewal: The U.S. State Department is backlogged with passport application and renewals. The routine processing time is currently up to 18 weeks and expedited services is up to 12 weeks. We highly recommend apply or renewing your passport as soon as possible. Most countries require at least 6 months remaining time on your passport expiration from your intended date of departure. Example: If your passport expires December 1, 2022, you would need to renew your passport to travel in the summer 2022.

Quick Facts

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

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Christopher Newport University Study Abroad Office