Introduction to Iceland

A lecture on Icelandic politics and a visit to Alþingi

In this talk, a lecturer will go over the basic structure of the Icelandic government and politics, the separation of powers and the impact of the current crisis on society. Afterwards, the parliament building will be visited. There we will get a tour of the building, and a member of parliament will tell us about the history of the parliament.

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Intensive Language Preparation Course in Icelandic for Exchange and other international students

The University Centre of the Westfjords, located in the town of Isafjörður in the Westfjords, offers a variety of intensive Icelandic language courses, of different duration and levels, ideal for international students coming to Iceland. For further information about all the courses please visit the University Centre website. Below you will find basic information about the courses Icelandic A1- A2 for students, which is recommended for exchange students.

Icelandic A1-A2 for exchange and other international students

The course Icelandic A1-A2, offered by The University Centre, is specially designed for exchange students coming to Iceland. The course has been offered at The University Centre since 2008. Exchange students are especially encouraged to apply for this course.

Students will be accommodated in Núpur which is about 25 min. drive from the town of Ísafjörður. This former boarding school that served the nearby area, but is now run as a guesthouse and venue for other events, i.e. language courses.

Duration: August 3-21, 2015.

Application deadline: June 30, 2015.

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the Bjargir part of the Internet course  Icelandic Online 1 before the course begins in August

For whom: All exchange students coming to Iceland for the 2015-2016 semesters.

Transport:   A chartered bus will be arranged for students from Reykjavík to Núpur and Núpur to Reykjavík. Costs is 10.000 ISK each way.
 More information on how to get  to Núpur.

Accommodation fee and course fee: The fee for accommodation and tuition is 1100 EUR. This includes teaching, course material, excursions and transport during the course as well as accommodation in a double room, linen, towels, brekfast and lunch on weekdays, coffe/ea, access to kitchen, laundry facilites and shared living rooms.

Credits: The University Centre recommends that this course is accredited with 6 ECTS.

All further information and application form is available on the Icelandic A1-A2 for Students website