Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
*WCU Summer in Iceland: Geology Field Studies in Iceland
Reykjanesbær, Iceland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Request Advising
Layout table containing buttons
Dates / Deadlines: - unrelated header
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet: - unrelated header
Fact Sheet:
#i18n(14)# parameter/value output
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Housing Options: Other (see "accommodations" section below for details) Max Credits Offered: 3
Area of Study: Geology Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad
Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit Available to Non-WCU Students?: No
Faculty/Staff Director: Daria Nikitina Program Requirements/Prerequisites: Completion of ESS 101
College: Sciences & Mathematics
Program Description:
Program Description:
Two-week field experience to explore geologic features and learn about volcanic, glacial, and plate tectonic processes based on field locations around the island. Lectures from WCU instructor and local professionals incorporated into the course. Students will make field observations, keep field journal and complete on site exercises during the field trip. Group will visit University of Iceland Departments of Natural Sciences and Volcanology. Upon completion of the Iceland portion of the course, students will return to WCU and will complete final assignments of the course.
Reykjanesbær, Iceland and surrounding areas
All students will be housed in shared rooms in houses located at the GeoCamp facility where the program will take place.
All instruction will be conducted in English. No prior foreign language experience is required.
All participants will earn credit for ESS 348 (undergraduate) or ESS 548 (graduate) - International Field Studies, Geology of Iceland, 3 credits. Participants must have completed the pre-requisite course ESS 101.
Golden Circle, South coast Hvolsvöllur
Hike around Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Eyjafjallajökull eruption museum,
Sólheimajökul glacier walk
Volcanic landscape around Mt. Hekla
Landmannalaugar (rhyolite) field
Visit to historic farm at Keldur
Lava center at Hvolsvöllur
Gunnhver geothermal pool area
Viking Museum at Reykjanes
Whale museum, Reykjavík
Alternative energy seminar
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $3,400, which includes all housing, most meals, excursions, and in-country transportation. All participants will also be billed a non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon applying to this program and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance after acceptance into the program. 

Not included in the program fee listed above are the round-trip airfare, additional meals during free time, passport fees, and personal spending money.
*Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change.
Students are encouraged to apply for the Department of Earth and Space Sciences $1,000 scholarships for majors and Geosciences graduate students enrolled in ESS 348/548.  Contact the Program Director listed below for instructions on how to apply for this scholarship. There are a limited number of scholarships available and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Dr. Daria Nikitina,
(610) 436-3103

Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
This program is currently not accepting applications.