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    Moving to Iceland

    Hello my Icelandic friends, I am thinking about going abroad for college, and I want to know, what is Iceland like? Are they accepting of (Swiss-German) Americans? Is the cost of living low enough? And what about the language barrier?
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    It's not really my place to say anything, but I will anyway. I think it's rather disrespectful to go to another country and expect the people there to converse in English with you, despite how fluent they may be. It would be best for you to learn as much as you can about Icelandic (in this case), before you go there. That's if you're serious about it anyway, and I think you should be.

    As for a university, I'm not sure how it works in Iceland, but I know that in Scandinavia, many of the graduate classes tend to be in English (or at least offered in English), whereas the regular undergraduate classes are normally in Norwegian/Swedish/Danish. There are still some undergraduate classes offered in English, though they are often limited in number. It also depends on the school in question, some are more limited than others. As I said, I am not sure how it works in Iceland, but I have a feeling that it may be similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittmann View Post
    Hello my Icelandic friends, I am thinking about going abroad for college, and I want to know, what is Iceland like? Are they accepting of (Swiss-German) Americans? Is the cost of living low enough? And what about the language barrier?
    of course you are more than welcome and the currency has seldom been lower.. and everyone speaks english???

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    For fellow Germanics who want to move to another Germanic land: learn the language! Learn the culture! Don't move anywhere and expect everyone to speak English for you. Otherwise, you are just another product of multiculturalism.

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    Reconsidering, I don't have a drop of Icelandic blood, I think I'll just stick to my native homeland, Germany. Anyway, where the hell do I learn Icelandic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittmann View Post
    Reconsidering, I don't have a drop of Icelandic blood, I think I'll just stick to my native homeland, Germany. Anyway, where the hell do I learn Icelandic?
    http://icelandiconline.is/ or http://www.livemocha.com/ are great websites, and they do not cost a cent. Many universities, especially those in Northern Europe, teach Icelandic too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittmann View Post
    Reconsidering, I don't have a drop of Icelandic blood, I think I'll just stick to my native homeland, Germany. Anyway, where the hell do I learn Icelandic?
    It is offered here at University as well, and there is umpteen of online resources. Phonology is a little difficult, as is the grammar for a native English speaker. It's fairly easy to comprehend Icelandic grammar for a German, especially if versed in another Scandinavian language (for syntax purposes) as much of it is at a fairly similar state of morphological complexity.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Phonology is a little difficult, as is the grammar for a native English speaker. It's fairly easy to comprehend Icelandic grammar for a German, especially if versed in another Scandinavian language (for syntax purposes) as much of it is at a fairly similar state of morphological complexity.
    Indeed, as Icelandic is a heavily inflected language much like German. The grammar of these two languages is closer to that of older Germanic languages. Therefore, Icelandic relies more on declension and conjugation and less on word order. English relies heavily on word order and is best known as an analytic language.

    Icelandic inflection consists of:

    • nouns declined for case, number and gender (with two declensions for nouns: weak and strong);

    • adjectives declined for case, number, gender and degree (with two declensions for adjectives: weak and strong);

    • verbs conjugated for tense, mood, person, number and voice (with three voices: active, passive and medial).

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    Ofcourse you can come here and you can go to school and learn icelandic and you should do that if you will come because people tent to like to speak there language in there own country wright ?


    of course you are more than welcome and the currency has seldom been lower.. and everyone speaks english???
    We are all very well educated so we all speak english i would want to learn german.

    Thank you very much for showing my country interest. I love it here The nature and the history

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    Welcoming???

    Since I was a child I have wanted to live in Iceland. I am Ger/Swiss ancestry and lived in the snow belt of USA. That dream is not where my life journey path led to. However, vacationing to Iceland is or was a future plan.

    However, I am now questioning investing my money and spending my money in a country that may be filled with hateful racists.

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