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Featured Course | Exploration Seminar to Greenland and Denmark

January 16, 2018

ESS 402 | Arctic 387
15th August – 10th December

This course provides 5 NW credits 

The course focus is based on physical science, but the destinations and experiences will be rich in exposure to culture, history, and policy. The academic motivation is for students to understand how the Greenland Ice Sheet is changing due to climate change, how this affects people in Greenland and around the world, and how Denmark is leading scientific efforts to understand these changes and political efforts to mitigate these changes. Since no roads connect towns and cities in Greenland, students will go by plane and ferry to locations that will span smaller towns, stunning natural environments, and the country’s capitol city. Participants will hike on the Greenland ice sheet, tour the iceberg-choked fjords, and learn from Copenhagen how it is one of the world’s most desirable places to live and one of the most sustainable cities.

Applications are due February 15, 2018! Apply online on the Study Abroad website.

For more information contact the program director Michelle Koutnik ( or check out his website!