SIT Study Abroad: Iceland - Climate Change and the Arctic

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Study the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and societies. Visit renewable energy centers, glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery.The power of nature is evident in Iceland. Here you’ll study the causes of climate change and its impacts on ... read more

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June 28, 2024 Great Experience!
Learning about Icelandic culture Scientific writing and talking more about climate change Independent living - Bowdoin College View Entire Review
Gave me a new perspective of the world. I especially learned a lot during the ISP period, doing research with the Icelandic Seal Center. - University of Washington View Entire Review
A lot about climate change in the Arctic, Icelandic history and culture, some of the language, and how to climate model. - Bates College View Entire Review
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I realized how much I appreciate the outdoors. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing Iceland!
We got to study climate change and the Arctic first hand and this is not an opportunity many people get. I feel like I gained more than I thought I ever would form this experience. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
I learned even more about how to live on my own/with friends and come up with routines to keep myself learning and happy. I feel way more prepared for life after college as a result. On top of that, I learned a ton about the politics and cultures of the areas we visited, and how climate change will impact those areas. - Bowdoin College View Entire Review
It made me more confident in who I am and what I am capable of doing academically and socially. I also found what I want to continue studying and maybe make a career of. - Grinnell College View Entire Review
While I certainly learned about climate change and the arctic ecosystem/culture, more than anything, I learned about people and how to function independently. Life can be tough in the bitter cold of Greenland and darkness of Iceland but these communities have adapted and figured out what to do with what little they have - a key ... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned how I learned best. I have gone back to my home school more confident in what I want to study and I do thank my Academic Director for that. - Lewis & Clark College View Entire Review
Yes yes yes it was worthwhile. I learned so much about being a smart traveller and about how to integrate to another culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Iceland - Climate Change and the Arctic
I learned that I can be more independent than I originally thought. This program really encouraged you to navigate issues on your own which taught me a lot of important skills. It taught me what aspects in life are really important to me and gave me more of an idea of what I want my future to look like. It was 100% worthwhile, n... - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of Icelandic culture and how it may influence their sustainability. I met a lot of Icelandic people as well as fellow American students that I learned a lot from. I loved exploring the diverse and beautiful natural places. I also thought the Arctic Circle conference was a very valuable experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how other cultures view environmental issues and how environmental consciousness can be integrated into governmental policies. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned skills in field methods and critical thinking, but most importantly I learned how environmental scientists communicate and inform politics. It was very helpful to see how Europe handles climate change differently than the U.S., and bring home new ideologies. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that I am much more independent and capable of traveling on my own than I anticipated. I believe that this experience was 100% worthwhile and feel like I learned a lot about myself and my true interests. - University of Oregon View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Iceland and Greenland - Climate Change and the Arctic
I learned how to learn differently. Having field-based learning experiences was a new thing to me. There were not people reminding me what I needed to do every day so I also had to learn to be self-motivated. It was 100% worthwhile because I developed my character and learned more about myself as a person. - University of St. Thomas - Minnesota View Entire Review
Past Review Great Program!
I learned a lot about climate change -- which was intense, but I'm really glad I know the things I know now. I feel like a really changed person as a result of the things I learned and the people I met. - Smith College View Entire Review
Yes. I loved the opportunity to live independently and with a homestay in the small Icelandic fishing town of Isafjordur. It was wonderful immersing oneself in a local, tightly-knit community and learning a bit about Icelandic culture through experience. It is amazing to be able to live in Iceland and say you're not just a touri... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to live abroad and travel internationally by myself. I also learned a lot about Iceland, Greenland, and the Arctic. These life and cultural experiences were worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I don't feel I gained much. What I learned I could have taught myself at home. I enjoyed the travelling and site seeing. I have been struggling to figure out if it was worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Study the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and societies. Visit renewable energy centers, glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery.

The power of nature is evident in Iceland. Here you’ll study the causes of climate change and its impacts on the critical environment of the Arctic and the entire planet. Witness the astonishing beauty of glaciers, volcanoes, fjords, geothermal fields, highlands, lava flows, rugged coastline, and waterfalls. On excursions to Iceland’s remote Westfjords region and throughout Iceland, you’ll see the impact of global warming on glaciers and ice sheets. Observe ground zero of climate change amidst stunning landscapes while learning about renewable technologies that can help slow the damage.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

Students who are Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholars will receive a $2,000 award for SIT Study Abroad semester or summer programs.

$2,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize and support alumni of EIL summer high school programs who also participate in SIT Study Abroad programs. $1,000 for semester programs and $500 for summer. A $400 scholarship is also available to students who indicate that they have an immediate family member who has participated in an EIL or its College Semester Abroad program.

$400 - $1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Hispanic-serving institutions, including member institutions of HACU who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $3,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program and $2,000 for a summer program.

$2,000 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Deadlines April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $2,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program or $1,500 for a summer program.

$1,500 - $2,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize students participating in this community service program. Upon receipt of confirmation from a student’s Bonner mentor, SIT will award $2,500 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs.

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

To recognize students participating in the National Security Education Program (NSEP) funded award, which focuses on study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Upon receipt of the student’s Boren confirmation letter, SIT will award a $1,000 scholarship.

$1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

For students enrolled at Big 10 Academic Alliance universities. Eligible students demonstrating financial need will receive a $1,500 scholarship for semester programs and a $750 scholarship for summer programs.

$750 - $1,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

This is an automatic scholarship to recognize and support students who participate in two or more SIT Study Abroad programs, including alumni of short-term summer programs. The scholarship will be applied to a student’s second full term of study with SIT. The scholarship is $1,000 for a fall or spring semester program or $500 for a full-term, international summer program.

$500 - $1,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

An average of $4,500 (amount varies) is awarded to one female student, 22 years of age or younger, who demonstrates international awareness and a desire to create a more peaceful world through international exchange. This scholarship is available for summer programs only.

$4,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

This $10,000 scholarship opportunity is for one student per year. The student must demonstrate extreme financial need, attend an HBCU (or other minority-serving institution), be a first-generation college student, and have never previously traveled abroad.

$10,000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

SIT matches Federal Pell Grant funding up to $2,500 for semester students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SIT program. Students utilizing their Federal Pell Grant for SIT Study Abroad summer terms receive up to a $1000 match.

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.

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