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SIT Study Abroad Iceland: Climate Change and the Arctic

Study the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and societies. Visit renewable energy centers, glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery.

WHY STUDY CLIMATE CHANGE IN ICELAND?
The power of nature is evident in Iceland. Here you’ll study the causes of climate change and its impacts on the critical environment of the Arctic and the entire planet. Witness the astonishing beauty of glaciers, volcanoes, fjords, geothermal fields, highlands, lava flows, rugged coastline, and waterfalls. On excursions to Iceland’s remote Westfjords region and throughout Iceland, you’ll see the impact of global warming on glaciers and ice sheets. Observe ground zero of climate change amidst stunning landscapes while learning about renewable technologies that can help slow the damage.

Learn about climate models and carbon management from experts on the front lines of the fight against global warming. Fieldwork will introduce you to scientific methods, data collection and ethical issues related to climate research in Iceland. At the same time, you’ll live with an Icelandic family in Ísafjörður, a remote town of deep blue fjords and flat-topped mountains seldom visited by tourists.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS
SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academic costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.

 
CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD 

·  Visit studyabroad.sit.edu 

·  Request more information or email studyabroad@sit.edu 

·  Call an SIT admissions counselor: +1 (888) 272-7881 

·  Contact a former student. 

·  Apply to SIT (only AFTER applying to, and being accepted by, Pace to study abroad) 




Pace's Partner Program Application Process - first apply to PACE!:
Steps to Study Abroad

Pace's Application Deadlines:
  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 1!! EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE for SIT's Iceland program!
  • Summer programs: March 15

SIT's Application Deadline (apply only after being accepted by Pace!):
  • Fall semester: April 1

PACE RESOURCES:
  • Pace Study Abroad FAQs: Review these Pace Study Abroad FAQs.
  • Academic FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
  • Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
    • For semester programs, students are responsible for:
      • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee, are billed to the student's Pace account. 
      • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution abroad.
      • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
      • All Federal and NY State financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. (Portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to 2 semesters. Pace tuition remission does not apply.)

ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
A minimum of 12 U.S. credits is required during a semester abroad to maintain full-time status (and receive financial aid), defined as being enrolled in 12-18 U.S. credits per semester. However, we STRONGLY recommend that you take the equivalent of 15 U.S. credits abroad because:  
  • Any unforeseen changes to your schedule abroad could reduce your course load below 12 U.S. credits (e.g., canceled classes or a change in your class choices)
  • Pace students must have full-time status to receive financial aid. If you are eligible for financial aid but enroll in fewer than 12 U.S. credits, you will lose your financial aid. 
  • Taking 15 U.S. credits abroad acts as a cushion so you’re not at risk of losing financial aid in case of any unforeseen changes.

PRE-APPROVED COURSES
This SIT program is a new program offered for Pace students, so there are no pre-approved courses since no students have participated on the program yet.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 09/20/2023
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Rolling Admission 02/18/2024 05/29/2024
Fall 2024 03/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 08/21/2024 11/30/2024

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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