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Healthcare In Iceland

University of Hartford 2018 Healthcare in Iceland Study Abroad Program

Iceland has one of the highest functioning comprehensive healthcare systems in the world. As part of our commitment to offering innovative global health opportunities to our students, the University of Hartford, College of Education Nursing and Health Professions presents the study abroad program Healthcare in Iceland in Summer 2018.

Courses associated with the Healthcare in Iceland Study Abroad Program meet on campus for several intensive classes prior to and in preparation for a 9-day travel abroad component and again upon return from travel. Course dates are May 15 to June 27, 2018. Travel dates are May 26, 2018 – June 3, 2018. Participation in all course components is required.

Come with us on an exciting journey as we discover unique aspects of Iceland’s healthcare system. We also will explore aspects of Iceland’s culture, diversity, gender and minority health issues. You may register for 3 or 6 credits.

To apply for this program Click here to submit your application and for instruction on how to make the program deposit. All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until the required number of deposits have been received.  The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is cancelled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION: Applications and a program deposit of $1,000.00 are DUE by February 26 and full payment is DUE March 1st.

Eligibility: Students must be in good academic, judicial and financial standing. The program is designed for students who wish to complete credits in a unique way while traveling abroad.

Program fee $3,846:  includes airport transfers, round-trip group flight, accommodation including daily breakfast, 5 group meals, scheduled excursions and tours.

Course fee: 50% off courses associated with the summer study abroad program

For more information contact: Prof. Diane Verrochi at

Courses offered with Healthcare in Iceland Study Abroad Program

Open to Undergraduates Only:

NUR 343 - Nursing and Diversity 3 credit(s): This course introduces population-focused nursing through the study of healthy families, support groups, and diverse sociocultural groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity as it relates to nursing practice. Students apply theoretical concepts from family, group, and cultural studies to real-life situations. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Weds 11am-4pm (May 16, 23, June 20, 27 plus Iceland international program May 26-June 3)

Open to both Undergraduates and Graduate Students:

NUR 578/HS 578 - Gender & Sexual Minority Health 3 credit(s): This course is designed to facilitate students’ knowledge and delivery of culturally competent health care to people who are gender and/or sexual minorities, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ). Topics include terminology often used to describe or interact with persons in this population, cultural competence and cultural humility in delivering healthcare, particular health challenges faced by gender and sexual minority persons and their families, and legal challenges and health mandates relevant to this population. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above. Mondays 5-10pm (May 14, 21, June 18, with Wednesday June 27 for the final wrap-up).

NUR 650 - Health Issues in the Community 3 credit(s): This course provides the opportunity for the student to conduct an in-depth analysis of a healthcare problem of a population of individual interest and to develop ecological thinking necessary for advanced nursing practice. The student is guided in the application of ecological systems theory, epidemiology, principles of family health, and concepts of culture to the study of health issues in the community. The community/public health nurse’s role in influencing community engagement and obtaining resources to address community health problems is highlighted. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in Master of Science in Nursing program. Weds 5-10pm (May 16, 23, June 20, 27 plus Iceland international program May 26-June 3)

Itinerary for Iceland Study Abroad Program, 2018

Sat 5/26

Transfer from University of Hartford via coach bus to Boston Logan Airport for afternoon flight to Reykjavík. Arrive in Reykjavík late evening and check into hotel for overnight

Sun 5/27

Reykjavik Settlement Exhibit (11am) Pink Iceland Gay City Walk (2pm) Explore the city (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Mon 5/28

Professional Day (Reykjavik University or University of Iceland, Landspítali, Ministry of Health), Samtökin ’78 in evening (Breakfast included, dinner on your own)

Tues 5/29

Day Excursion to The Golden Circle (Gulfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir), Back to Reykjavik late afternoon. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Wed 5/30

Semi-professional Day. Depart from Reykjavik, stop at Health Center in Blönduós (lunch in town on own), stay in Akureyri (Breakfast and dinner included)

Thurs 6/1

Professional Day (Sjúkrahúsið á Akureyri), visit Akureyri’s geothermally heated swimming pools (Breakfast and Dinner Included)

Fri 6/2

Day excursion to Goðafoss, Hverir, Krafla and Myvatn (Includes stop at Myvatn Nature Baths). Overnight in Akureyri. (Dinner on your own)

Sat 6/3

Return to Reykjavík with a stop at Bifröst University, a member of the University of the Arctic, Celebratory final dinner in Reykjavik, and Kiki 9pm (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Sun 6/4

Explore city. Depart Reykjavík with later flight back to Boston Logan airport. Transfer back to University of Hartford via coach bus.

View a video from previous participants.