Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Multiple Cities, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland
- Program Terms: Fall
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility:||0-First Year and Above||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite:||None||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel|
|Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option:||No||Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||04||Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available:||Philosophy|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity:||30||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager:||Maria Papapietro|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:||Martin Fowler||ELR Unit:||1 unit|
|Click here for a definition of this term Activity Level:||Challenging|
This GBL course explores the cultural identity and volatile landscape of the nation of Iceland. Students will prepare for several months for travel on a (9) day excursion to Iceland during Thanksgiving break 2017. There are no pre-requisites for this GBL 200 course. The course satisfies COR Expression and Society credit and should provide ELR credit (as explained below). In this course, students take a circumpolar perspective as a special window on the world to appreciate people’s value choices regarding sovereignty, environmental stewardship, and the meaning of political and cultural authenticity. Counts toward Expression (non-literature) requirement or Society, and one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during pre-registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in shared hotel accommodations in Reykjavik.
An island nation straddling the North American and Eurasian plates, Iceland is renowned for its natural beauty. About the size of the state of Kentucky and home to only 317,000 residents, Iceland boasts a rich and varied geography, from active volcanoes to the largest glaciers in Europe. The majority of Icelanders trace their roots back to Norse and Celtic settlers who arrived from Europe some 1,200 years ago and the Icelandic language is at the core of national pride. Iceland is a world leader in renewable energy and is a popular destination for ecotourism.
Costs for semester-embedded global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for fall semester.
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Program Leader 1: Martin Fowler
Department of Philosophy
CB 2340, Spence Pavilion 114
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
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