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Drexel Spring Break in Iceland: Global Youth Culture
Reykjavik, Iceland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
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Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Eligible Majors:
All Majors
Type of Program:
Intensive Course Abroad
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Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:

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The Drexel in Iceland Study tour is 6 and half day trip offered during spring break. The trip runs in conjunction with DSMR 399: Exploring Global Youth Culture, which is an online course required both winter and spring terms. The course will examine aspects of Brand Communication and Retailing - their social aspects and global influence on international culture. Emphasis will be placed on exploring differences and similarities in the design world between Icelandic and American Cultures. The  Iceland Study Tour focuses on all aspects of design and is a wonderful complement to various majors. Iceland is one of the current epi-centers of youth culture. While in Iceland, students will visit galleries, architectural offices, as well as various retail establishments.

Due to calendar conflicts between Drexel spring break and Easter holiday, the Iceland program will next run in 2017.

Spring 2014 program calendar (Spring 2017 TBD):

  • Depart US: Saturday March 22, 2014

  • Arrive Iceland: Sunday March 23, 2014

  • Return US: Saturday March 29, 2014

Dates: This program is scheduled to run during Spring Break 2017 and every other year thereafter. 

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Upon acceptance into the program, students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office for DSMR 399 Exploring Global Youth Culture for 1.5 credits during winter term and 1.5 credits during spring term, for a total of 3.0 credits. This course will be taught online with the exception of one mandatory pre-departure session (date TBD). Drexel students are allowed to take one class per term for free while on co-op. Thus the DSMR course can be taken at no cost if students are on co-op during either the winter or spring terms.

During their time in Iceland, students will complete industry visits and 1 workshop focusing on topics related to brand communication, retail and product development. Students will keep a journal with directed and non-directed entries. These entries will be used as a basis for a final paper which will be turned in at the end of spring term.

Students will have direct access to Professor Anne Cecil, Drexel Design and Merchandising faculty with for over 20 years teaching experience. Prof. Cecil has traveled to Iceland numerous times and is familiar with Reykjavik and Iceland in general.

Program fee 2017 (estimated): $2,400 

* Advance Payment due Nov 1st: $800 + $25 application fee
* Final Payment due Jan 1st, 2015 $1600 non-refundable

All program fee payments are non-refundable unless the student is not accepted or program cancels from low enrollment.

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  • Transatlantic airfare from JFK airport to Reykjavik. Airport transfers in Iceland 

  • 6 nights double occupancy in tourist class hotel

  • 6 buffet breakfasts, some group lunches/dinner

  • Industry site visits, 1 workshop

  • Visit to some local attractions such as Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, or Northern Lights 

  • Visit to the Reykjanes Peninsula for study and recreation

Other expenses not included in fee: (approx $400): R/T airport shuttle to JFK, some lunches/dinners, spending money.

Travel: American and Canadian students are not required to obtain a visa for this trip. Students of other nationalities should confirm visa requirements on the Iceland Embassy website. The krona is the currency in Iceland.

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