The Fulbright Association organized an insight tour to Iceland last summer, led by Mary Ellen Schmider, President of the Fulbright Association and the Fulbright Commission ED.
The travel company Mundo, owned by Fulbright alumna Margrét Jónsdóttir Njarðvík, set up a fantastic program for the group that included visits to Reykholt in Borgarfjörður, where they met the director of Snorrastofa, Bergur Þorgeirsson, and a tour of North Iceland, including Siglufjörður, Lake Mývatn, Akureyri, the Settlement Museum in Hofsós, as well as a visit to Hólar University College in Skagafjörður where they met the rector, Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir. The Fulbright Commission ED arranged a private tour of the Parliament of Iceland, the Alþingi. The group also met many Fulbright grantees, both during visits to Sauðárkrókur and Akureyri, and also at a dinner in Reykjavík. Many new friendships were forged during the visit.
Quote from, Mary Ellen Heian Schmider, President of the Board of Directors, Fulbright Association, Washington, D.C.: