If you like your ice green and your bank account the same color, you may want to study abroad in Iceland. And if that last statement puzzled you, you’re probably not alone, and should continue your educational pursuits.
Iceland is a wonderful, mountainous, green oasis that offers free education to those studying abroad (hence, keeping your bank account filled with good, green cash).
All public colleges in Iceland are free for American students, except for an annual $600 registration fee, which is you know, a lot less than the alternative. And while education is free, you will still need to cover your own living expenses such as rent, utilities and food. Furthermore, if you plan on staying for longer than three months, you will need to apply for a residence permit.
Keep in mind that you will me studying in a foreign country with a language that is not English, and you will need to understand the language. There are some postgraduate programs provided in English by the University of Iceland, Reykjavík University and the University of Akureyri, but don’t bank on sailing through not having learned the native language.