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Application Deadline: March 18, 2014 (Late applications may be accepted based on availability)


Geology Iceland
Program Outline:Spend 2 weeks exploring Iceland with 2 USU faculty in this unique experience. This is a program that intersects the stunning geological features of Iceland: waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, and geothermal activity-with the artistic expression and cultural perspectives of this island nation that has a long history developed over centuries. Listed One of top 10 countries for travel in 2013 by Lonely Planet (
Program Dates:July 25 - August 10, 2014
Program Fee:

~$2,400 (requires 10 participants). Due to fluctuation in exchange rates, and participant numbers, USU reserves the right to modify and or cancel any part of the program. Please confirm program dates and details before airfare purchase. This is a USU faculty-led program.

Included:Tuition for geology credits, housing, program excursions and entrance fees, local transportation for program activities, and a medical insurance plan for program dates.
Not Included:International airfare, meals, optional excursion costs, and personal and miscellaneous expenses
Credit:Students will earn credits for courses in the field of geology.
Accommodations:Participants will stay in shared housing accommodations that may include rooms in hostels (bunk bed style), apartments or small hotels. Bathrooms may be shared by several rooms.
Insurance:USU provides a comprehensive medical insurance policy for program dates only. For more information: Participants may purchase up to 2 weeks additional coverage. Contact USU Risk Management for details.
Academic Notes:Participants will spend several days in Reykjavik to experience the art and cultural opportunities of Iceland`s capitol, designated the UNESCO City of Literature. Participants will have the opportunity to meet scientists engaged in seismic research. In addition, the group will travel to various areas of Iceland including Skaftafell National Park, the Glacial Lagoons, Akureryi and Mytvahn lake region, the Golden Circle- geysers, waterfalls, and the historic parliament site situated along the tectonic plates separating North America and Europe; and Snaefells peninsula home to an impressive volcano which may be one of the next to erupt.
Application Fee:$150 Non-refundable, unless determined ineligible.
Payment Schedule:Payment schedule: $500 due March 19, 2014; . Balance due: April 14, 2014
Student Orientation:Participants will be required to participate in all required pre-departure orientation meetings.
Travel:Participants are responsible for international airfare and a country entry permit (if applicable for non U.S citizins).
How To Apply:Online at:
Application Deadline:March 18, 2014 (Late applications may be accepted based on availability)

Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. Icelandic culture is deeply rooted in ancient heritage. Literature has always been the cornerstone of Icelandic culture, from the ancient Sagas, to the works of the Nobel Laureate, Halldór Laxness, but all forms of arts are thriving in Iceland, from film and music to design and fine arts. ( 2013) Think of Iceland and there are several familiar associations: hip Reykjavík, the beautiful therapeutic Blue Lagoon, or perhaps our musical exports Björk or Sigur Rós. But this land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls is also an adventure playground. Its breathtaking landscape is an inspiration to artists and photographers. Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape. Iceland?s summers are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets.