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View from above of Reykjavik, Iceland with mountains Akrajfall and Esja in the background.

Program at a Glance

University of Iceland

Country or area Iceland
City Reykjavik
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Fall sem, Spring sem, Year
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Experience an off the beaten path European study abroad experience. Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is where some of the largest glaciers and some of the world's most active volcanoes are located. This is the perfect program for majors in earth sciences like volcanology, geophysics, and geochemistry. When you need a break from the stunning Icelandic scenery, Reykjavik is the place to be. This small, walkable capital city is filled with restaurants, museums, music venues, and parks. Resting and floating in the geothermal pools is very much a way of life all year long.


The University of Iceland is a small public research university with strong academics in clinical medicine, geosciences, physics, sociology, and public health. The university's five schools: School of Education, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Humanities, and School of Social Sciences make the campus easy to navigate. The Student Cellar, a pub located in the lower level of the University Center, is the best place to meet local students, watch sports, and test your knowledge with pub quizzes. The Nordic House offers a diverse program of cultural events and exhibitions for those interested in Nordic culture. The National Museum of Iceland is also on campus.