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Scandinavia

Dates

July 1 – July 25, 2020

Cost

Approx. $4,925 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Archaeology, History

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Denmark program was on sabbatical in 2019. It returns as KIIS Scandinavia in Summer 2020 and will visit Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.

This fast-paced program will take students through four cities and many beautiful towns and rural landscapes in Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland.  We’ll explore Scandinavia’s varied historic and archaeological past, beginning with five-days in Aarhus, Denmark.  From there, we’ll ferry to Gothenburg, Sweden for a three day stay.  From there, we train it down the Swedish coast and cross the Øresund to arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark.  After ten experience-rich days in Denmark’s capital city, we’ll fly to Reykjavik, Iceland for the program’s final three nights.  Along the way, we’ll sail a Viking ship, visit an ancient burial ground, explore state-of-the-art museums, climb church towers, tour castles and fortresses, stroll through botanical gardens, gape at Baltic-sea beauty, and marvel at geysers.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Carolyn Dupont carolyn.dupont@eku.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ANTH 130 Introduction to Archaeology

Dr. Kelli Carmean

This course is an introduction to the archaeological study of human cultures through time and over space. The course emphasizes recovery and dating methods, archaeological classification, and interpretative models.

ANTH 366 Topics: Viking Archaeology

Dr. Kelli Carmean

This course explores Viking (Norse) culture through material remains such as artifacts, burials, and settlements. Archaeological materials such as these will be compared against the Icelandic saga evidence. The course includes visits to actual Viking sites, both excavated and reconstructed, as well as some that are relatively unexplored.

HIST 490 Topics: History and Culture of Scandinavia

Dr. Carolyn Dupont

This course will explore the broad sweep of Scandinavian history and culture from c. 1000 to the present. In addition to readings and discussions, our learning strategies will treat the sites we visit as both sources of information and opportunities to analyze how culture and identity are learned, reproduced, and reinforced.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: Approx. $4,925 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Denmark & Iceland

Accommodations

Breakfast and 1 Meal per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Copenhagen Subway Tickets

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($850, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Required Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,550 – $1,650

The group flight is required for Scandinavia participants. We fly together from the USA to Copenhagen. In the final week, we fly to Reykjavik, Iceland, and return to the USA from Iceland. KIIS will purchase these flight tickets for you. Any exceptions to the group flight must be pre-approved by the program director. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

The flight to Denmark is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Iceland to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

July 1 – July 25, 2020

Cost

Approx. $4,925 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Archaeology, History

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Denmark program was on sabbatical in 2019. It returns as KIIS Scandinavia in Summer 2020 and will visit Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.

This fast-paced program will take students through four cities and many beautiful towns and rural landscapes in Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland.  We’ll explore Scandinavia’s varied historic and archaeological past, beginning with five-days in Aarhus, Denmark.  From there, we’ll ferry to Gothenburg, Sweden for a three day stay.  From there, we train it down the Swedish coast and cross the Øresund to arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark.  After ten experience-rich days in Denmark’s capital city, we’ll fly to Reykjavik, Iceland for the program’s final three nights.  Along the way, we’ll sail a Viking ship, visit an ancient burial ground, explore state-of-the-art museums, climb church towers, tour castles and fortresses, stroll through botanical gardens, gape at Baltic-sea beauty, and marvel at geysers.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Carolyn Dupont carolyn.dupont@eku.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ANTH 130 Introduction to Archaeology

Dr. Kelli Carmean

This course is an introduction to the archaeological study of human cultures through time and over space. The course emphasizes recovery and dating methods, archaeological classification, and interpretative models.

ANTH 366 Topics: Viking Archaeology

Dr. Kelli Carmean

This course explores Viking (Norse) culture through material remains such as artifacts, burials, and settlements. Archaeological materials such as these will be compared against the Icelandic saga evidence. The course includes visits to actual Viking sites, both excavated and reconstructed, as well as some that are relatively unexplored.

HIST 490 Topics: History and Culture of Scandinavia

Dr. Carolyn Dupont

This course will explore the broad sweep of Scandinavian history and culture from c. 1000 to the present. In addition to readings and discussions, our learning strategies will treat the sites we visit as both sources of information and opportunities to analyze how culture and identity are learned, reproduced, and reinforced.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: Approx. $4,925 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Required)

Airport Transfers in Denmark & Iceland

Accommodations

Breakfast and 1 Meal per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Copenhagen Subway Tickets

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($850, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Required Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,550 – $1,650

The group flight is required for Scandinavia participants. We fly together from the USA to Copenhagen. In the final week, we fly to Reykjavik, Iceland, and return to the USA from Iceland. KIIS will purchase these flight tickets for you. Any exceptions to the group flight must be pre-approved by the program director. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

The flight to Denmark is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Iceland to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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