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  • Locations: Hlíðarvegur, Iceland; Höfn, Iceland; Húsavík, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Skógar, Iceland; Vatnsnesvegur, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/22/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants 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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Type of GO Program: Guided
Program Description:

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Overview

Join Dr. Len Litowitz on an environmentally focused abroad experience this Summer 2018 to Iceland, the only country to generate all of its electrical power through alternative means! Participants will visit geothermal power plants, take a boat ride to a glacier that forms large icebergs as it recedes due to the climatic effects, hike pristine gorges, go on a whale watch north of the Arctic Circle, soak in geothermal pools, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this sparsely populated and largely unspoiled natural paradise. 

Anticipated Activities: 
  • Museum Tours
  • Hot springs
  • Whale watch
  • Lava Cave Tour
  • Visit to geothermal & hydroelectric power plant
  • Daily hikes
  • Visits to waterfalls, lava fields & nature parks

Academics Details

Course Title and Code: ITEC 304 - Energy, Sustainability and the Environment (P)

Semester: Summer I

Credits: 3 credits

Course Description: 
A nontechnical course for all students dealing with energy sustainability, energy resources and conservation, and the effects of energy use on our environment. This course contains up-to-date information on essential subjects such as solar energy, wind energy, nuclear energy and energy conservation. Contemporary alternatives such as photovoltaic electricity and wind power generation will be addressed. Individual transportation to field sites is required (discuss with instructor before registering for class if this is an issue).

Note: See Eligibility for prerequisites.

Dates

 

Program Dates: May 24 - June 2, 2018
Application Deadline: Extended to Friday, March 30th 


Costs

The program charge is $2200.

For a detailed cost breakdown, please review the MU Guided: Iceland - Cost Worksheet

This cost includes:
  • Airfare
  • Accomodations
  • In-country transportation
  • In-country activities/excursions
  • Some meals
This cost does not include: *If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one IMMEDIATELY. Keep in mind that it takes 4 - 6 weeks to receive a passport.

Payment Schedule

Amount Deadline
$1000 (Non-refundable deposit) February 15, 2018
$1200 February 15. 2018
Review the detailed payment instructions in the application located on the Global Education Portal.
 

Financial Aid

You may apply financial aid to your study abroad program, if going for academic credit.

Read the following details regarding policies and details to consider as well as review the Financial Aid Office’s checklist of steps to use your aid. 

If you have questions, feel free to contact Global Education.

Accommodations

Students will stay in co-ed style hostels while traveling throughout Iceland.
Dates Accomodations
May 26 Reykjavík Loft, Reykjavík
May 27 Skógar, Skógar
May 28 Vagnsstaðir, Höfn
May 29 Seyðisfjörður
May 30 Berg, Húsavík
May 31 Ósar, Vatnsnesvegur
June 1 Grundarfjörður, Hlíðarvegur
June 2 Reykjavík Loft, Reykjavík
 

Eligibility

Study Abroad Eligibility Criteria

To review the full Millersville University study abroad policy, please view the Governance Manual webpage. 
 
  •  Students must have completed a minimum of 24 college credits (individual programs may have higher requirements) prior to departure. Credit requirements for faculty/staff-led programs (Guided Programs) can be reduced. Students may submit their application for the upcoming study abroad term during the semester in which they complete the minimum credit requirements. 
  • Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA at time of application (individual programs may have higher requirements), and maintain their GPA prior to departure.
  • Students must be in good judicial standing. The opportunity to study abroad may be denied based on a student’s judicial standing with the University as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. Judicial standing will be evaluated at the time of the student’s initial application and monitored before his/her departure until the student returns from their experience abroad. A student is required to abide by MU’s Code of Conduct while abroad. Any incidents while abroad that violate MU’s Code of Conduct will be processed by Millersville’s Judicial Affairs Office. If a student is required to withdraw from a study abroad program for academic or conduct reasons, either before or after the program officially begins, no money will be refunded. Note: A suspension from MU encompasses all university activities, which includes study abroad.
  • Students must demonstrate the personal maturity, responsibility, cross-cultural understanding, and the stress management skills necessary for a successful study abroad experience.
  • Students must pay all applicable fees. This includes but is not limited to application fees, participation fees, and the fee for international health and travel insurance through MU’s insurance provider.
  • Students must successfully complete the pre-departure process after approval is granted by Global Education. For students who do not complete the pre-departure process, Global Education reserves the right to revoke their program approval.

Prerequisites

  • English 110
  • Communication 100
  • Math 100 or higher
  • Junior Class standing

To Apply

Complete an application using the Global Education Portal by clicking "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of this page.

The deadline for completing all application materials is February 15, 2018

For specific questions about the program detials contact Dr. Len Litowitz at (717) 871-7215 or via e-mail at Len.Litowitz@millersville.edu.

For specific questions about studying abroad, contact Global Education at (717)-871-7506 or e-mail Global.Education@millersville.edu.