Experience study abroad in

Iceland

Differentiate your resume and get class credit while you study abroad. Along the way, you’ll attend prestigious universities, enjoy career-accelerating experiences, and immerse yourself in Iceland’s language, lifestyle and culture.

Iceland
Northern Lights in Iceland

Experiencing Kverkfjöll Ice Cave with API

Destination Overview

API offers students a unique and exciting opportunity to study abroad in Iceland and experience the Icelandic culture and way of life in Reykjavík. API students will take classes at Reykjavík University along with Icelandic and other international students, and will choose from a number of courses in English in subjects such as business, computer science (including game design), engineering and sustainability.

Forged by the fires of still active volcanoes, Iceland takes advantage of its abundant, renewable resources, and derives nearly all of its power from geothermal energy. As such, it is a world leader in sustainable energy planning. The country is much more than its natural beauty though – despite its small population and size, Iceland is one of the most technologically developed and socially progressive countries in the world. Come explore this great northern wonder with API!

Check out Iceland!

Cities in Iceland with API Programs:

Reykjavík
Reykjavik Iceland
Why Reykjavík
  • World’s northernmost capital city
  • Clean, safe, and “green” city, and a global center for environmental innovation
  • Volcanoes, Northern Lights, incredible waterfalls and other natural wonders abound in Iceland!
  • Socially very progressive country and consistently ranked number 1 in the world for gender equality
  • Fantastic museums where you can dive into Iceland’s unique Viking history
  • The famous Blue Lagoon geothermal area
  • Known for its vibrant nightlife and popular music festivals
  • Iceland is globally ranked as one of the happiest countries, with quality of life and life expectancy among the highest in the world

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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Reflections on Twenty Years with API
Reflections on Twenty Years with API

Twenty years ago today (August 15, 2001), I walked into the API office to begin what I thought was a job. Little did I know that when I opened that door I was taking my first steps into a career that would span two decades, nor did I anticipate that this position would lead to lifelong friendships with individuals who have enriched my life exponentially and who have become like family to me.

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Reflections on Lessons Learned While Working Abroad
Reflections on Lessons Learned While Working Abroad

Years ago, I studied abroad in both Madrid and Paris, and these experiences were so impactful that I knew with complete certainty that I wanted to pursue opportunities that would allow me to travel and to continue engaging in intercultural exchange.

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“It was an amazing semester and I would recommend it to anyone. This experience is something I will remember for the rest of my life and I am extremely happy to have participated in it.”

 
~Ezra B.
API Iceland student
Iceland
Student with Ice in Iceland

Experiencing Iceland with API

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Iceland