Greenland Student Exchange

Our student exchange remains at the heart of our commitment to expanding mutual understanding between Dartmouth and Greenland.

Ilisimatusarfik - shaping the Arctic

Each year the Institute of Arctic Studies hosts one or two students from Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) for the Spring term. Students participate in two courses and contribute to broadening the campus perspective on climate change, Inuit culture, and Greenlandic history and politics. Greenland is experiencing first hand the effects of global climate change, and Dartmouth has developed a significant scientific, educational, and policy-development relationship with Greenlandic institutions. 

We are expanding opporunitites for Dartmouth students to attend the University of Greenland in Nuuk starting in Fall term 2017. Ilismatusarfik classes are offered primarily in Danish, but select courses are taught in English. Greenland operates on a semester system, and the fall term runs generally from September 1 into mid-December. 

While studying in Greenland is a major commitment, it is a rewarding experience. If you are a Dartmouth student with a serious interest in Greenlandic institutions, and the ability to attend classes during a fall off-term, contact Lee McDavid at the Institute of Arctic Studies. Learn more about Ilismatusarfik.

Read the latest newsletter from Ilisimatusarfik.

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