Viking Seminar - A Program with Impact

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The Viking Economics First-Year Seminar is an abroad program in which University of Wyoming students are given the opportunity to study in Iceland as they enter their first year at UW. The program was designed to provide students with a quality education and an extraordinary learning experience. Currently in its fourth cohort, the program has demonstrated great success through increased student retention and persistence rates, higher GPAs, and greater graduation percentages.

Students who have embarked on the program’s journey have raved about the seminar’s life-changing influence, hands-on experience, and transformational impact. Pokes are provided the opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes, build new friendships, and learn travel etiquette.

“This seminar taught me how to be responsible and really broadened my spectrum and motivation to learn different things,” says Astronomy and Astrophysics Major Austin Hedstrom. “You grow so much as a person and learn how to break out of your shell. I promise you it will change your life.”

While visiting one of the safest and happiest countries in the world, students explore and analyze how the trade, settlement, culture, and social history of the globe was impacted by the Northmen, or more commonly known as Vikings. The program also analyzes Iceland’s modern-day culture, language, history, and economy. The Viking Seminar has strong representation across majors and areas of study, resident and non-resident students, gender, and socioeconomic status.

This transformational program relies on the private support of donors. In order to continue the seminar and ensure its impact for years to come, the program is raising funds that will go toward travel expenses, housing, and tuition. Your support will significantly lower each student’s out-of-pocket costs and provide access to the program’s remarkable benefits.

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