Iceland Science

The 7-night, 8-day trip to Iceland is intended to introduce engineering students to a culture of people and engineering infrastructure that uniquely exists because of its geographical location and geological landscape. While Icelandic is the native language, English is taught and spoken fluently by most Icelandic people. This removes much of the language barrier and will aid in the daily engagement of the culture.

Our initial destination will be Reykjavik, the capital. Geothermal pools exist in many locations around Iceland. These are a common gathering place for locals, where we will begin interacting with the culture. We will unwind at a local pool in the capital before checking into our lodging, located a few minutes from the capital's center. This puts us within walking distance of many attractions and commerce to observe and interact with the flow of life and observe a culture's infrastructure in an arctic climate with nearly 21 hours of daylight.

Trip Dates: 05/25/2024 – 06/02/2024
Application Deadline: 11/17/2023
Deposit Deadline: 12/01/2023
Location(s): Iceland
Price: $7,100
Program Term: Summer Session 1
Length of Trip: 8 days
Inclusion of Core Credits: No
Reoccurring: Annual
Trip Director(s) Name: Anthony Minutolo
Trip Director(s) Email: [email protected]
Trip Director(s) Office: SMC350B
Trip Director(s) Contact Number: (423) 473-3783
Total Credit Hours Received: 7
Health Clearance: Iceland Science Health Clearance Info*
Courses Offered:
  1. GNST 251 Cross-Cultural Experience, A. Minutolo- 1 credit hour
  2. PHYS 262/262L General Physics 2 and Lab, A. Minutolo - 4 credit hours
  3. MTHS 370 Matrix Computations, A. Minutolo - 2 credit hours
  4. ENGR 361 Statics, A. Minutolo – 3 credit hours
  5. ENGR 181 Special Topics, A. Minutolo – 1 credit hour

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