Program Details

Major topics of study include: The impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and human communities Climate modeling and trends Renewable energy in Iceland Carbon management Indigenous knowledge of changes in climate Communicat
Location:
Reykjavik, Iceland; Nuuk, Greenland; Isafjoerdur, Iceland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study climate models and methods of carbon management in Iceland and Greenland. Examine the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and society. Develop unique insights to climate change challenges through excursions to Greenland, renewable energy centers, glaciers, and Iceland’s many unique landscapes.

Major topics of study include: The impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and human communities Climate modeling and trends Renewable energy in Iceland Carbon management Indigenous knowledge of changes in climate Communicating climate change and science
 

Setting Description:
Study climate change in the Arctic within environmental, sociocultural, and economic contexts. Program Base in the Westfjords The program is based in the fishing town of Ísafjörður where you will stay with Icelandic families and study at the University Centre of the Westfjords. During the time in the Westfjords, you will be surrounded by Iceland's famous steep fjords and glacial valleys. Study Climate Change in a Critical Location You will gain comprehensive knowledge of climate change and its impact on Arctic ecosystems and human communities; you will then integrate that knowledge into systems analysis, addressing the environmental, political, and economic impacts of climate change. Coursework provides you with the background knowledge to study and analyze climate change in the Arctic and to develop your own research projects.
Cost:
Please see website

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please see our website for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Iceland and Greenland: Personal Growth in a Beautiful Setting
    4.0
    10/23/19

    SIT Iceland and Greenland excels based on the people who run it, the ones in it with you, the setting, and your own personal curiosity. Firstly, the trip leaders are phenomenal, always joking and being relatable but also being brilliant scientists in

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great experience!
    5.0
    09/04/19

    I learned a lot during this program. I came in with almost no prior knowledge about environmental science and left feeling like I really understood climate change. There wasn't much busy work so I didn't feel swamped or stressed throughout the semester. We

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Absolutely amazing
    5.0
    12/18/18

    This program was not very rigorous but it made learning fun again. We saw so many sights in Iceland and Greenland that I had never heard of but that I would return to in a heartbeat. The independent study project made me more confident in my research,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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