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International University Courses in Rural Iceland

Three university courses in English will be offered at Kidagil, a restaurant and guesthouse, in Bárdardalur valley in rural northeast Iceland next summer. The courses are designed for foreign students and will discuss relationships between culture and nature.

As part of the course, students will help develop a study center in Svartárkot, the most significant farm in the valley, which is located in an altitude of 400 meters. The location of Bárdardalur is important for the course, as it marks the border between inhabited areas and the wilderness, reports.

The Reykjavík Academy is responsible for teaching the courses and the University of Akureyri issues a course assessment, which is valid for credit transfer.

The Svartárkot study center has received GBP 5,000 (USD 9,900, EUR 6,200) as a donation from the British academic couple Emma and David Robinson, and Anthony Faulkes, an expert in Nordic studies, has also given hundreds of academic books to the center.

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