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Reykjavík is the largest city in Iceland and home to the majority of the country’s population (approximately 330,000). It has the distinction of being the world’s northernmost capital, and is fast becoming an important tourist destination as well as a center for environmental innovation. The city and country are seen to be very technologically advanced and socially progressive, and its people are considered some of the most welcoming and friendly in the world. Discover the land of fire and ice for yourself and study abroad in Reykjavík with API!

API students who want to study abroad in Reykjavík, Iceland will take classes at Reykjavík University (RU), Iceland’s largest private university. RU is a modern, dynamic university situated in the heart of Iceland’s capital, and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of subjects, including business, computer science, engineering, and sustainability studies. The University has an interdisciplinary approach that fits well with today’s society and offers programs that, for example, cross business with computer science and computer science with engineering. Indeed – RU is at the forefront of research in Iceland in its focus areas.

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    Cultural Activities

    • Reykjavik culture night
    • Iceland Airwaves Music Festival
    • Icelandic movie night
    • Music and folklore nights
    • Winter Lights Festival
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    API Gives Back

    API students in Reykjavik have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects and community service events.

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    Hangikjöt (smoked lamb)

    Hákarl (fermented shark)

    Skyr (Icelandic yoghurt)

    Ein með öllu (Icelandic hot dog)

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    Festivals & Holidays

    Þorrablót (mid-winter festival)

    Sumardagurinn fyrsti (first day of summer)

    Iceland Airwaves Festival (music festival)

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    University Highlights

    The University of Reykjavik is the first, and only, private university in Iceland. The university specializes in international business, engineering, computer science, and environmental studies.

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Carolyn Lutes will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!

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