Inside: Iceland is a stunning island. It is a fantastic place to study glaciers, volcanoes, puffins and fault lines. Seize the chance….study in Iceland.
What a thrill to Study in Iceland
My son just recently successfully completed his first year of Integrated Science at McMaster University. It was a thrilling year, he tells me, but the work was gruelling. Half way through the year, he called me to ask about taking an Integrated Science course in May. “Its in Iceland mum”, he says. “Anyway you can help me get there by covering some of the cost?” After getting the details, we counted up the costs including airfare. My kid flying to Iceland was a rather expensive university credit but come on…..How often does a kid get a chance to study in Iceland?
Iceland, also known as the land of ice and fire is an island with active geology. Click To Tweet Located along a very active fault line, the North Atlantic Mid-Ocean Ridge (MOR), Iceland sits where the North American and European plates are separating. My son spent most of his time visiting the west-central and southern parts of the Island. His group spent a lot of time around the plate boundary at MOR where it comes up on land.
Jarod was able to take a jeep ride up to the top of a volcano and look into its crater. He spent time viewing Eyjafjallajökull, a recently active volcano that interrupted my mum and dad’s flight to the Netherlands in 2010. They viewed enormous lava flows, the largest in the World in the last 10000 years and Europe’s largest ice cap – Vatnajökull. They viewed large glacial lakes, hot springs and geysers. Jarod swam in a natural swimming pool, heated by lava flows beneath the surface. He participated in a polar plunge where he swam with ice flows.
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10 Reasons to Study in Iceland
It is the land of the Midnight Sun.
You can visit islands from the Island of Iceland
You can take your best alien friend, ET, and show him the sights.
You can examine Arctic Ocean Life up Close
You can learn about Geothermal Energy from a country that utilizes it well.
You can learn about tectonic plates up close and personal.
You can swim in a naturally heated pool.
You can take a jeep Ride to the top of a volcano.
You can visit a number of fantastic waterfalls
You can see Glaciers up close and even participate in a true polar plunge – if you dare.
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