Dixie State University :: Study Abroad :: Iceland


Program Details

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, offers students an experiential learning opportunity to study nearly every basic topic in Geology. Both tectonic processes powered by Earth’s internal energy such as plate boundaries, volcanoes, earthquakes, geysers, and graduation processes powered by the sun such as glaciers, rivers, shorelines, weathering and erosion are observed first hand. Environmental issues like resource use and its relationship to climate change and utilizing geothermal as a green energy resource to generate electricity are also examined.

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Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old at time of departure
  • 2.0 GPA

Tentative Dates

Spring Semester 2018 (classes on DSU campus)
May 6-21, 2018 (May vary by a week)

Course Credit

GEO 3910
Geological Investigation of Iceland
(3 credit hours)

Estimated Program Fee


*Program Fee Covers
Roundtrip airfare, accommodations in hotels with private bathrooms, continental breakfast and dinner daily, sightseeing tours and excursions led by licensed local guides, ground transportation to all included activities, entrance fees, walking tours, academic visits.

Fee DOES NOT Cover

DSU tuition, DSU travel insurance, lunches, transportation to free-time activities, customary gratuities, non-standard rooming, porterage, baggage-handling fees, expenses caused by airline rescheduling or
delays, passport fee, souvenirs, other discretionary spending.

Program Sites

  • Reykjavik

  • Thingvellir National Park

  • Geysir geothermal area

  • Thorsmork Glacier Valley

  • Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls

  • Sólheimajökull glacier

  • Krisuvik geothermal field

  • Álftanes peninsula

  • Kleifarvatn Lake

  • Blue Lagoon

Program Directors

Janice Hayden

Janice Hayden

Email: hayden@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7778

Office: SNOW 114A