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Faculty-led Iceland: Geology and Physics Travel Study
Hvolsvollur, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Travel Study
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Travel Study 2019 12/07/2018 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Geology, Physics
UW-W Recommended program for:
Science Majors
Language Prerequisites:
Program Description:
Faculty-led Iceland: Geology and Physics Travel Study
(spots may still be available, please contact Dan Colleran or 262 4725759 if you are interested)
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Program Description: Iceland is uniquely situated astride a divergent plate boundary and on top of a hot spot with the Arctic Circle. The unique position of Iceland makes it perfect as a natural science lab. This course will explore the various natural and geologic features of Iceland, such as volcanism, Aurora Borealis, glaciers, geysers, etc., and study the physics behind them. Undergraduate research will be a major component of the course. Students will be expected to present their research on campus during Fall Undergraduate Research Day following the Iceland experience.
Location Hvolsvollur and Reykjavik Iceland
Duration May 20th - 27th 2018
Requirements and Prerequisites  2.5 GPA, consent of instructor, good disciplinary record, undergraduate status. Completion of MATH 141 or 139.
Language of Instruction English
Course Selection GEOLGY 491 or PHYSICS 491 - 4 credits total
Application Deadline December 17th, 2017 - spots may still be available

Iceland Geysir
Estimated Program Fee $5199
Fee Includes Faculty instruction, international flight, accommodations, in-country travel, indicated lectures and guided tours, indicated group meals and international insurance (CISI)
Fee Doesn't Include USA passport, recommended immunizations, non group meals, transportation to O'hare airport, incidentals
Tentative Travel Itinerary Iceland Tentative Itinerary.pdf


Faculty Contacts:
Dr. Prajukti (Juk) Bhattacharyya : (262) 472-5257
Dr. Ozgur Yavuzcetin:  (262) 472-1076

Center for Global Education Contacts:
Dan Colleran - Global Experience Coordinator: (262) 472-5757