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DC Summer Institutes for High School Students

Health Education & Promotion in Iceland

Classes at Marymount: June 15 - June 18, 2015
Travel dates: June 19 - June 27, 2015
Reykjavik, Iceland

This course, HPR 588: Special Topics Global Health -- Iceland, will examine major global health challenges, programs and policies. Students will analyze current and emerging global health priorities, including emerging infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts and emergencies, health inequity, health systems reform, and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. The course will culminate with a trip to Iceland, a leader in global health policy and promotion. The stark contrast between the United States and Iceland will provided students with a clear understanding of how health policies affect populations. Specifically, students will explore how maternal and child health policies, education policies, as well as cultural practices and mores make Icelandic people one of the safest, happiest and healthiest populations in the world. Students will also participate in a variety of activities that showcase Iceland’s unique natural beauty and Icelandic people’s connection to the environment.

Tentative Itinerary 
Friday, June 19: Depart IAD

Saturday, June 20: Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, Rehkjavik Walking Tour, Welcome Dinner

Sunday, June 21: Reykjavik Flea Market, Golden Circle & Farm Tour

Monday, June 22: Visit/Lecture Reykjavik University

Tuesday, June 23: Class Meeting/Discussion and Student Choice: Horseback Riding or Whale Watching

Wednesday, June 24: Hiking

Thursday, June 25: Class Meeting/Discussion and Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa Tour & Discussion

Friday, June 26: Class Meeting/Discussion and Student Choice: Snorkeling, Rafting, Snowmobiling, Other

Saturday, June 27: Return to USA


Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Tripken
Program Cost
Tuition: $2655 (3 credits)
Program Fee: $1050
The program fee covers:
  • Housing (double occupancy)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Site visits, cultural activities, and excursions
  • Daily Breakfast and One-Two Group Dinner(s)
**The program fee does not include airfare, textbooks, personal expenses, some meals, extra baggage and airline fees for flight deviations, cancellations, change fees, etc.

***MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. You are responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2014
Are you interested in taking this class? Applications are now being accepted!