We can proudly say that students staying with us in Iceland have been very pleased with their stay. We have English speaking doctors and since our hospitals are all university hospitals, there is an atmosphere of teaching fellow colleagues. There are planned case sessions for young doctors and students a few times a week and the availability of specialists and young doctors is quite good for learning. We have provided fine accommodation in a student house in Reykjavik where all the exchange students get to stay together to make it easier for them to get to know each other. The students have also been quite happy with our social program which is better described below. We have weekly coffee/bar meetings after hospital hours where the committee meets with the exchange students to see if everything is going smoothly. We also meet with the students regularly since we throw parties every weekend or trips.
Icelandic people are quite proud of their health care system, which is thought to be one of the best in the world. All major operations are in general free for Icelandic people as well as foreigners living here or traveling since our government takes care of this and issues of insurance are quite good here. Getting service at the hospital only requires a minimum cost of a few thousand Icelandic kronas.
We have two hospitals in Reykjavik. They're both owned by the government and are University hospitals. There's the Landspitali at Hringbraut and Landspitali at Fossvogur which are both close to the center. They have different departments so we usually have students at both hospitals every summer.
Landspitali Hringbraut with the huge church, Hallgrímskirkja, in the back.
Their contact person will show them where the hospital is and their department.
Gullfoss and Geysir
Thermal pools (in Reykjavik)
Reykjavik's night life
Harpan (music hall)
Small countryside/fishing villages purely existance because of our giving fishing grounds
Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon
Thermal steam baths
Thingvellir national park(One of Iceland's two UNESCO world heritage site(and Game of Thrones filming location)
Gay pride parade in August
Seljalandsfoss (a beautiful waterfall)
Must see video:
Below you can see a picture of Jón Gnarr taking active part in the Gay Pride day. He was the mayor of Reykjavík when this photo was taken:
We welcome you to Iceland and are looking forward to seeing you :)