Study abroad in Iceland

An aerial view of the rugged terrain of Iceland, featuring green mountains and winding rivers


May 11-18, 2024

Application Form

Application due December 5, 2023

Course description

This 1-2-credit* course will focus on international nursing leadership and employee management grounded in population health. Students will observe different models of health care delivery in Reykjavik and explore the impact of a single payer system. Working with University of Iceland nursing faculty and students, UMN students will experience health and healthcare in a technologically and socially advanced nation. Additional experiences include cultural excursions to some of Iceland’s many historic and natural wonders. Course work will include pre-trip readings and on-line activities to prepare you for the cross-cultural experience.

Estimated cost per student

ESTIMATED cost per student of $3050 includes SON administrative course fee, International Travel Insurance, estimated airfare, hotel double occupancy (includes breakfast), in-country excursions and transportation, farewell dinner, and estimated lunch/dinner for remaining days. UMN SON tuition/fees are not included in the estimated cost. The estimated cost is a rough estimate and will be determined by the price of airfare at the time you purchase your ticket.

School of Nursing faculty

Stephanie D. Gingerich, DNP, RN, CPN
Clinical Assistant Professor and Specialty Coordinator for the DNP in Health Innovation and Leadership 

Judith Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP
Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean, DNP program

Student eligibility

You must be a current University of Minnesota School of Nursing DNP, or PhD student in good standing and have a US passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of travel.      

Application process

Applications from HIL and Post-Masters students will be formally received starting November 15th, 2023. After December 8th, if openings remain, all graduate students in the School of Nursing can apply. Airline tickets to be purchased once faculty informs students to do so in the spring semester. Do NOT purchase tickets prior to notification.  A minimum of ten students is needed to run this course. 

* Health Innovation and Leadership students must register for one credit and can use this course to meet their two credit elective requirement plus it will count for 120 practicum hours for N7605 Boundary-Spanning.

Post Masters Students can register for one (120 Hours will be acquired in Iceland) or two credits (240 hours with an additional plan) as determined by the program plan, please confirm with the DNP Assistant dean before registering. 

All other graduate students please confirm with your DNP, and PhD program advisor on allowable hours and credits within your program of study.