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  • Locations: Akureyri, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/17/2019 06/25/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Geology (GLG)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CNAS
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:


Iceland is one of the more unique geologic settings in the world. Combining glaciers, volcanoes, and the only place on land where one can see an active mid-ocean ridge plate boundary, the variety of geologic processes to observe are fascinating. In addition to the geologic knowledge one will gain, the interaction between Iceland's unique geology and how Iceland has developed as a country will also be explored (the geologic setting has played a major role in Iceland's energy infrastructure and therefore the national economy).

Program Fee: $5,770

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • GLG 360 (2)
Maximum Credit Hours: 2

Douglas Gouzie
Program Director

Kevin Mickus
Program Director


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Program Itinerary   
June 17 Depart Kansas City for Iceland
June 18 Travel to "Golden Circle" route north of Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.
June 19 Tour portions of the south coast of Iceland from Reykjavik including any stops not completed on Tuesday, June 18. Overnight in Vik, Iceland.
June 20 Tour eastern coastal areas and Vatnajokull Park (volcanic features). Overnight in Hofn, Iceland.
June 21 Tour northeastern coastal areas, Vatnajokull Park, glacial features and Fjords. Overnight in Egilsstadir.
June 22 Tour the northern portions of Iceland, including its' second largest city. Observe geothermal energy plant.  Overnight in Akureyri.
June 23 Tour northwestern Iceland on Highway 1 loop, including Snaefellsjokull Park (volcanic and glacial features).  Overnight in Olafsvik area.
June 24 omplete tour of western Iceland on Highway 1 loop and Snaefellsjokull Park. Includes some waterfalls and lava tube caves along the route of return to Reykjavik area.  Overnight in Reykjavik.
June 25 Finish touring Reykjavik and return to airport in appropriate time for international flight (non-stop) back to Kansas City 
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Reflection

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.