Program Details

Bjartahlíð Preschool

  • Start Date 2017-02-20
  • End Date: 2018-02-23

  • Location: Reykjavík

The preschool has 79 children and 4 departments each with its own age group. Depending on need and interests the volunteer might be in any of the 4 groups. Having a young foreigner helps the children to meet people from different cultures and to hear different languages at an early age.


The volunteer will live in a flat in Reykjavík with other AUS (ICYE Iceland) volunteers, and possibly share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. It‘s also possible that the volunteer will live with a Icelandic host family. The volunteer will have breakfast and lunch in the project, and get in addition to that food money for the meals he does not get in the project.


The preschool puts an emphasis on teaching the children about science and follows the ideas of Emlilo Regggio. This means that it is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. Also included in the daily activities are art classes, reading stories, singing songs, playing outside in any weather.


How to get there?
International Airport: Keflavik Airport
Domestic Airport:


6 months - 2,900.00 EUR

12 months 4,000.00 EUR