Come see the land of jazz, Kafka, and Pilsner beer. Progressive politics, beautiful buildings, and amazing cuisine unite to make this one of the best countries in Europe.
Home > Study Abroad in Iceland Iceland The land of fire and ice, Iceland's dramatic scenery combines the power of volcanoes with the frozen beauty of glaciers. This is your chance to explore the world of the Norse bards and the Vikings. Travel North! Contrary to its name, Iceland isn't terribly cold all the time! Iceland’s climate is considered (subpolar) oceanic. Thanks to the currents of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland actually experiences far less chilly temperatures than the name would suggest. Reykjavik, located on the southeastern coast, doesn’t experience the same temperature extremes and snowfall that regions to the north forecast. And let's not forget about the incredible culture! While a remembrance of traditional culture certainly remains a major facet of Iceland's identity, Iceland’s most popular cultural export is, in fact, music. With artists like Bjork, Sigur Ros, and Of Mice and Men garnering international plaudits for their work, the influence of Nordic folk music on modern pop, jazz, and rock is undeniable.
Whether you have Celtic ancestry or not, everyone has felt a yearning for the Emerald Isle. Ireland has something for everyone, with bustling modern cities and rolling green landscapes. Ireland is home to classified UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Giant’s Causeway, one of the world’s most unique geological wonders. Wherever you are, whether in a lively pub talking over a beer with friends or exploring the beautiful countryside, Irish natives are warm and welcoming, excited to share their rich culture and history. The beauty of this Island of Saints and Scholars, often described in song, poem, and myth is waiting to captivate you.