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About Summer Iceland

The Summer Iceland program is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. Iceland is known for being called the Land of Fire and Ice because of its volcanos and glaciers.  Learn from business leaders on important subjects such as Renewable Energy, Sustainability, and Manufacturing.  We will also visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon and the Strokkur Geyser! While traveling abroad, students will learn about Icelandic culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

8/2/2024 - 8/11/2024

Experience Reykjavík, Iceland in 10 days!​

Program Cost - Ground Only

Application Deadline
May 15

Sample Seminar

August 2

Depart USA


August 3

Arrive in Reykjavik - Walking tour of the city.


August 4

Free Day for Cultural Exploration


August 5

Business Visit: KPMG
Cultural Visit: US Embassy Commercial Briefing


August 6

Business Visit: Iceland Ocean Cluster
Business Visit: Brim - sustainable fishing


August 7

Golden Circle Coach Tour and Farm-to-Table ice cream visit


August 8

Business Visit: Icelandair
Cultural Activities: Volcano hike (depends on conditions) & Blue Lagoon


August 9

Business Visit: Hellisheidi ON Power Plant
Olverk Brewery Tour with Lunch


August 10

Independent Cultural Exploration
Farewell Dinner & Wrap-Up Session


August 11

Return to USA

Sample Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Highlights
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Seminar Highlights


  • Visit Reykjavík, Iceland.

  • Experience cultural activities and free time to explore.

  • Participate in a tour of the city, visit locations such as the Blue Lagoon and Kerid Crater.

Business Experience

  • View first-hand international business practices from global companies such as Icelandair, Danika Seafood, and more.

  • Learn from global business executives in a variety of industries including, renewable energy, sustainability, and manufacturing. and more.

  • Meet and network with executives, university professors, and like-minded students/professionals.


  • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.

  • Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.

  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.

What's Inclued
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What's Included

During the program

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction

  • 4-star hotel accommodations; shared room with private facilities (single room options may be available at supplemental cost)

  • Sightseeing and unique activities

  • Transportation from location to location

  • Travel and medical/accident insurance

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • 24-hour emergency support


  • International airfare, arrangements, and airport pickup (optional)

  • Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes

  • Easy online access to academic reading materials, travel tips, and program itinerary

  • Luggage tags and an allowance for a checked luggage item

After returning home

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career

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Student Testimonials

The Iceland Seminar trip was truly life-changing and eye-opening and an experience I will cherish and value for a lifetime. Having the opportunity to engage with and learn from people as well as business men and women I have the utmost respect for is truly a privilege. I gained more knowledge, perspective, and first-hand experience in my 10-day trip to Iceland than I believe I could ever have received in a classroom. This trip was planned and executed flawlessly and I am incredibly grateful to have participated.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington student, 

Summer Iceland 2021 alumni

This study abroad experience really changed my outlook on many things, both personal and professional. I learned so much about different kinds of industries; how they source their products, how they treat their employees, how they are socially responsible, and many other great lessons. It was nice being able to interact with people in business in a different country. It gave me a good glimpse of how communication may work in different countries and how to clearly communicate with others while there is a language barrier.

All in all, I had a great time. Iceland was breathtaking, more so than I could have ever imagined it. I loved every second of being there and felt that my life was finally coming full circle after what seemed like an eternity of Covid ruling our lives. I am so thankful for all the experiences that I had and all of the new friends I met. I hope that I can continue my relationship with my peers for the years to come and we can meet somewhere down the line and talk about, “remember when.”

University of North Carolina at Wilmington student, 

Summer Iceland 2021 alumni

Having never studied abroad before, I had no idea how much I could learn and how quickly I could make a good group of friends in such a short period of time.  Though we only had 10 days together in Reykjavik, this trip bonded people together within the first day.  There is also so much that we can learn from Iceland about sustainability to protect the environment, but also to help businesses profit while still being responsible to their employees, customers, and communities.  Though it was not my original choice for travel, I am glad that Covid-19 changed my plans and that I was able to travel somewhere new because our traveling group and the Icelanders we met were all fantastic people and our time there makes me want to visit again as soon as possible.

California Lutheran University student, 

Summer Iceland 2021 alumni

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