Study abroad in Iceland


May 11- 18, 2019

Course description

Join the School of Nursing on a study abroad course to Iceland from May 18-25, 2019. This 1 credit course is open to all MN, DNP and PhD students and will be offered to a maximum of 8 graduate students in nursing. If you would like to join us, please complete the application form.

This international experience will focus on the use of cognitive behavioral therapies for use with people across the age span who have mental health concerns related to life transitions such as parenthood, aging, medical illness. Working with University of Iceland and University of Akureyri, nursing faculty and students, and nursing students from Sweden, Norway and Lithuania, UMN students will learn about using cognitive behavioral therapies to help people manage depression and anxiety related to life transitions. Expert international clinicians will teach students about cognitive behavioral therapies in a workshop format and students will observe Icelandic clinicians during clinical site visits.  Additional experiences include cultural excursions and pre-trip readings and on-line activities.  

Estimated cost per student

ESTIMATED cost per student of $3100 includes School of Nursing administrative course fee, International Travel Insurance, estimated airfare, hotel double occupancy (includes breakfast), in-country excursions and transportation, and estimated lunch/dinner for remaining days. University of Minnesota School of Nursing tuition/fees are not included in the estimated cost and you will need to pay for the 1 credit course. The $3100 estimated total cost of this trip will be determined exactly by the price of airfare. The cost of the airline ticket is about $825 and must be purchased directly from a U of M contracted travel agent.

School of Nursing faculty:

Merrie J. Kaas, Ph.D, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
Professor, Specialty coordinator PMHNP 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

Please complete the application form and email to Merrie Kaas by January 30, 2019.

Download application form