TCC students explore Iceland and climate change impacts

June 29, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 29, 2018)—A group of nine Tallahassee Community College students spent a week far from the heat and humidity of north Florida recently when they visited Iceland as part of a TCC study abroad program.

The trip to the small north Atlantic nation was led by Brian Kupfer, chair of TCC’s Political Science program.

The group spent seven nights in Iceland’s vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, where they stayed in apartments and lived like locals, shopping for and cooking their own meals.

Many people enjoying thermal bathThey also took several excursions, including a visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal bath and another day spent enjoying the black sand beaches and fjords of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

The trip was more than just a sightseeing opportunity, however. Kupfer designed the itinerary to help the students learn about the impact of climate change on the island nation, Iceland’s social and political environment, and its culture.

Students Austin Jones, Carter Gromatski, Brendan Leverenz, Alyssa Thomason, Jeremiah Lovestrand, Therese Gagliano, Mark Shumate, Zocha Pomp and Monica Garcia Vega all made the journey to Iceland.

For information about this and other TCC study abroad opportunities, contact Brian Kupfer at or (850) 201-9951.