Akureyri, Iceland

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Discover Iceland

Located in the North-Atlantic ocean, the stunning island nation of Iceland is the world’s most peaceful nation, a fact visible in the country’s unique Nordic culture, rugged landscapes, and strong sense of tradition. Akureyri, nicknamed “The Green Town”, is located in northeast Iceland and is the nation’s second-largest urban area. It is surrounded by mountains at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður.

Akureyri is the site of a robust cultural scene, a beautiful waterfront downtown area, and a welcoming community. As an exchange student at the University of Akureyri, UNE students live and take classes in a variety of subjects at the university while experiencing all that the unique country of Iceland has to offer.

 


 

 

Housing

Students will receive housing placements through the University of Akureyri. The exact type and location of housing is based on availability each semester. Students are guaranteed housing in either an on-campus room or from a guesthouse near campus with whom the University of Akureyri collaborates. You will receive your housing placement from the University of Akureyri no later than three weeks prior to your arrival.

Orientation

You'll begin your study abroad experience before even leaving home by participating in information sessions and a Pre-Departure Orientation with the Global Education Program staff. The orientation allows students to connect with others in the group, reflect on what they want to get out of the program and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish.


 

Academics

The UNE Iceland program offers a curriculum that meets the needs of a broad range of undergraduate majors. Courses in the humanities, marine sciences, economics, and international relations allow students to take the courses they need, taught in English, while experiencing life in a different culture.

 

Iceland Courses

All courses are 3 credits.

Course UNE transfer credit Info
20th Century Ideology and History HIS 299  
European Law II PSC 399 Comparative Politics or International Relations advanced level elective
Icelandic as a Foreign Language ELE 199 EXPLORATIONS
International Business BUMG 335 International Management course
International Moot Court PSC 399 International Relations advanced level elective
Intro to the Circumpolar World MAR 316  
Intro to the Circumpolar World ENV 398 Group 4 distribution- global ecology and social justice
Modern Studies Seminar II PSC 399 Political Theory advanced level elective
Project Management BUMG 399 Upper level management elective
Environmental Law and Biodiversity ENV 398 Group 2 distribution for environmental policy and management
Icelandic Society, History and Culture HIS 399 ADVANCED STUDIES
International Fisheries MAR 399  
International Fisheries ENV 398 Group 2 distribution for environmental policy and management

All courses are 3 credits.

Course UNE transfer credit Info
Icelandic Nature ENV 398  
Icelandic Nature BIO 299  
International Fisheries MAR 399 EXPLORATIONS
International Fisheries ENV 398 Group 2 distribution for environmental policy and management
International Relations PSC 399 Intro level international relations
The Concept of Modernity HIS 399 ADVANCED STUDIES
Theory of Rights PHI 325 ADVANCED STUDIES
Icelandic as a Foreign Language ELE 199 EXPLORATIONS
Icelandic Society, History and Culture HIS 399 ADVANCED STUDIES


 

 

What's Included?

  • Tuition
  • Airport reception
  • Housing
  • Support from on-site staff at the University of Akureyri
  • On-campus extracurricular activities, gym, and workshops
  • Cultural activities, local field trips, and excursions
  • Pre-departure and on-site orientation program
  • Travel medical insurance

Semester Dates

You'll spend 16-18 weeks in Akureyri. Fall semester students arrive in Iceland in late August and return home in mid-December. Spring semester students arrive in Iceland at the beginning of January and return home in mid-May.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA. No Icelandic language experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome. Students should bring their own laptops.

Costs

You'll keep all UNE scholarships and financial aid, and you'll be billed the same tuition as for a traditional on-campus semester.


 

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Application Deadlines

Spring 2018

September 15, 2017

Fall 2018

April 1, 2018

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