Dartmouth-Greenland Off-Term Program

Our Dartmouth-Greenland off-term opportunity remains at the heart of our commitment to expanding mutual understanding between Dartmouth and Greenland.

Ilisimatusarfik - shaping the Arctic

Greenland to Dartmouth

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. 

Dartmouth to Greenland

Please email natalie@dartmouth.edu with any questions about the program. We will be opening up the applications for Fall 2021 in the Spring 2021 Term. 

Dartmouth students can learn about Greenland's politics, economy, history, and environment by attending the University of Greenland in Nuuk during a fall off-term. Ilismatusarfik classes are offered primarily in Danish, but select courses are taught in English. Greenland operates on a semester system, and the fall semester runs generally from early September into January. Dartmouth students are encouraged to view this as a leave term opportunity since it is an informal study abroad program through the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding. At University of Greenland, Dartmouth students typically enroll in two courses and conduct research for an independent study to be completed in a later term at Dartmouth (requires faculty approval).

While studying in Greenland is a major commitment, it is a rewarding experience. If you are a Dartmouth student with a serious interest in Greenland, and the ability to attend classes during a leave term, fill out the application here. For more information, contact Natalie Stephenson at the Institute of Arctic Studies.


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