Our CELL News section provides information, updates, and feedback for past, current, and future CELL students. A CELL experience is more than an exciting “study abroad” program. The purpose of any CELL experience is to ignite a life-long commitment to living sustainably and to giving and receiving support for this commitment through community. Students are introduced to concepts of sustainability during their semester abroad program, but more importantly, once they return home, they learn how to employ these concepts in their own lives through living sustainably and through implementing sustainability action plans in various communities.

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Recent Blog Posts


A couple of days ago, we went on a hike along Hestvatn, the lake near the bottom of Hestfjall (Horse Mountain). It was a nice, relaxing hike, approximately four miles round trip in the Kiðjaberg area, and it was not as steep or strenuous as our other hikes. We spent... read more

Þingvellir National Park

This week we visited Þingvellir National Park, one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. For tourists, the park is probably most notably famous for its geological significance. Its rift valley marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between... read more