Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Iceland, the land of fire and ice, offers a unique glimpse at a people and landscape dealing with a changing global climate. Home to massive glaciers, active volcanoes, and a thriving tourist industry, Iceland serves as the perfect backdrop for understanding how people and animals can work with or against their natural environment for survival. Students on this trip will see and learn about climate change from multiple perspectives including biology, psychology, and technology such as geothermal power plants. They will also see rare and disappearing sites including North Atlantic puffin, humpback whales, and Europe's fastest retreating glacier: Solheimerjokul. By the conclusion of the trip, students will be more fully aware of how pervasive the impact of climate change can be and also possess some tools for mitigating the effects in their own community.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must complete an online application online (https://cvent.me/BX35W) and all students will be interviewed by Dr. Benfield or Dr. Murray prior to February 29, 2020.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||05/11/2020||05/18/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader (Jake Benfield) by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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