Environmental Science of the Arctic

Explore climate change theory and environmental challenges through the lens of climate history in the Arctic and examine the evidence on your Study Tour to the glaciers of Iceland, the ice sheet of Greenland, or the tundra of Arctic Norway.

Program Highlights

  • Learn from leading researchers in climate change and specialists from the world-renowned Center for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute
  • Use unique geological locations in the Arctic to explore topics in geology, climate research, ecosystems, and the environment
  • Join your DIS faculty on a course-integrated Study Tour to some of the world’s most scientifically interesting locations

Is This Program For You?

It’s a good fit if you study:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology

I can’t help but wonder what it will be like to tell my grandchildren one day about my study tour experiences… that such a crucial part of our global landscapes will just be gone. Seeing these gigantic chunks of ice floating away into the ocean was both breathtaking and emotional… and I can now better fathom the impact that society is having on our environment.

Kristen Walsh, Dickinson College

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