north2north is a student exchange program offered through the University of the Arctic consortium. APU sophomores and juniors can spend up to a year at dozens of universities across the north, including schools in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Canada, Denmark, Finland, and the Faroe Islands. Some countries even offer scholarships to American students looking to study away.
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The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North. Universities and colleges throughout Canada, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States participate in the north2north program. APU students can enhance professional and academic programs and gain knowledge about Northern/Arctic issues and people by taking Northern/Arctic courses at another circumpolar institution. Through this program, called north2north (n2n), APU students in their sophomore or junior year may elect to spend anywhere from a short field course up to one year studying at n2n member institutions as part of their academic program. APU students continue to pay full-time tuition to their home institution (APU). Any course fees, labs, and room & board are paid to the host institution. Passport, visa, and other travel costs are covered by the student. Interested students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have sophomore standing (transfer students – undergraduates must have completed 12 credits; graduate students 6 credits) and apply by February 15 for the following academic year. Study away in the final semester at APU is not permitted.
For outgoing students (from APU to another institution): work with APU Career Services & Study Away to apply and for program details; meet with your academic advisor to ensure you will be taking courses that fit your academic program.