Meredith Students Return from Studying in Iceland
A group of 10 students and two faculty members returned on June 27 after a month-long study abroad program in Skalholt, Iceland.
The participants have shared their experiences through travel journals on Meredith's site.
Visit www.meredith.edu/traveljournals/iceland to read the journals and see photos of their time abroad.
The Meredith program offers a variety of benefits to the students who participate, learning about geology, literature, government and nature, according to Professor of History Michael Novak, one of the program faculty.
“They see a geology that is unique in the world. They meet and get to know a people who find happiness with very little control over nature and very little attachment to material possessions,” said Novak. “They read a rich literature written over 800 years ago that is still alive in the places, the names, and the imaginations of the populations.”
This spring’s eruption of a volcano located over a glacier known as Eyjafallayokull, added new elements to the Meredith program, including a class presentation by volcano experts, and a visit to the volcano site.
For more information on study abroad programs at Meredith, visit www.meredith.edu/abroad.