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  • Locations: Hveragerði, Iceland; Öraefi, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Skógafoss, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: College of Arts & Science Credits: 4-6 credits
Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Iceland GLY

Program Description

This intensive, 16-day program will introduce participants to geologic hazards and environmental geology through the active, boots-on-the-ground, exploration of Iceland. We will begin with several meetings during the spring semester at Appalachian State, where we will be describing many of the geologic processes and features that you will come face to face with in Iceland. The lectures on campus will be tailored specifically for this program so that you will have significant contextual knowledge surrounding each site we visit. Each student will be asked to research one of the features / processes we will see in Iceland. This report will become part of our field trip guide and you will be asked to present your work and lead a class discussion in the field.

Our journey will take us all around Iceland, from the glaciers of the southern coast up into its volcanic highlands. We will visit spatter cones, lava tubes, hotsprings, olivine beaches, glacial bays, waterfalls, and alpine canyons. We will witness and discuss how the dynamic Icelandic environment has shaped the landscape and the people. We will also visit sites of cultural and historical significance, including Þingvellir, the site of the first parliamental seat, and Eyjafjallajokull, the ill-tempered volcano whose eruption in 2010 shut down air traffic over Europe for the better part of two weeks. We will be camping at developed campgrounds for the majority of the field session and we will be hiking extensively through some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in Iceland. You will keep a field notebook in which you will write down your observations and reflections from the day's activities.

This program will be physically and spiritually demanding, so be prepared. Iceland's weather is fickle, even more so than Boone's. Average high temperatures for August in Iceland are in the upper 50's with lows dropping into the lower 40's. In the highlands, blizzards are a distinct possibility. Winds can be severe. It will be a challenge, but it will also be very rewarding. For more information on the program, please visit the program leader's website at: http://www.appstate.edu/~zimmerbw/Iceland

Courses

GLY 1103-145: Land of Fire and Ice (4 credits)*
GLY 2500-145: Independent Study (4 credits)*
HPC 3538-145: Leadership and Expedition Support (2 credits) (optional)

*Students must sign up for either one of the (4) credit hour courses.

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $ 3,750

Includes: Airfare, In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Most Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 100
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Personal Expenses, and additional meals.  

* Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Iceland.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300.00 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,150.00 01/16/18
2nd Payment $1,500.00 02/28/18
Final Payment $1,500.00 03/31/18

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 7/22/2018 to 8/6/2018.

Pre-Program Meetings

Eight (8) class meetings during the 2nd half of the Spring semester (dates and times TBD, based on students' schedules) 

Post-Program Meetings

One (1) class meeting (date and time TBD) 

Program Leaders

Dr. Brian Zimmer
Department of Geology
zimmerbw@appstate.edu

Dr. Scott Marshall
Department of Geology
marshallst@appstate.edu


For more information, please click here to see Dr. Zimmer's program website.
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2018 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.

 
 


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.