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International Development Bachelors

International Studies in Education – University of Iceland

This program offers students an interdisciplinary perspective on education in the context of globalization. Students will learn about multicultural societies, sustainable development, and international education. Through this program, students will gain a broader understanding of education programs and educational organizations in an international context, including how to develop educational programs and teach in an international or multicultural environment. In addition to core courses, students can specialize in language teaching or education in an international context. Students must also write a Bachelor’s thesis to complete their degree. Completion of this program does not provide a teaching certificate.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program with a duration of 3 years. Students are required to pay an annual registration fee of ISK 75 (approx.. €0.60).  To qualify for admission, students must be fluent in English and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to continue on to a Master’s program or find a career in a related field. Students will be equipped to work at local, national, and international levels in non-governmental, governmental, and international organizations working in the areas of education development and global education programs. Students who choose the language teaching specialization will be able to teach language classes in Icelandic and international schools.

Sustainable Agriculture – Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences

This interdisciplinary program teaches students about the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability. Students will learn to analyze and evaluate agricultural and horticultural production systems as part of the value chain. The program covers issues like climate change, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and other issues related to agricultural sustainability. Students will also learn about ethical and social issues related to food production, renewable resources, and other issues. As part of the program, students will participate in an internship or study abroad program and complete a Bachelor thesis.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program with a duration of 3.5 years. Costs of living are estimated to be €630-1000 per month, which includes accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and food. Students are required to show proof that they have at least €8,640, as required by Germany authorities. To be eligible, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, fluency in English language, and other documents as required by program, including a university entrance exam and proof of successfully completed semesters of study at another university.

Students can choose to pursue a Master’s following completion of this degree, or they can continue into a related career path. Potential employers include consultation and service enterprises, nutrition/food industries, feed/fertilizer/etc. manufacturers, agricultural machinery and plant construction firms, and associations/organizations/institutions in the agricultural and environmental fields.