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Verzlunarskóli Íslands The commercial college of Iceland Berglind, Einar, Helen, Jóhanna, Kristín, Margrét og Sigríður.

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1 Verzlunarskóli Íslands The commercial college of Iceland Berglind, Einar, Helen, Jóhanna, Kristín, Margrét og Sigríður.

2 Introduction  The commerical college of Iceland is a four - year senior high school / college for student 15 year + who have completed elementary school.

3 Introduction  The College serves the whole of Iceland and has a student population of over a thousand students. It is organized on the basis of a form system, all students in the same classes have the same timetable. Students are in college in full-time from 8: :40 Monday - Friday.

4 Introduction  The school year consists of two semesters, fall and spring. Each semester students take a full- time load of courses worth two or three credits each.  Over four years, they take a total of 140+ credits and matriculate with an Icelandic “stúdentspróf” (matriculation exam)

5 Introduction  In their first year all students follow a common curriculum. They then opt to specialize in one of four streams: business, science, social science or languages.  In all streams during the first two years have a strong focus on practical business courses like accounting, economics and computer studies.  These courses qualify students for the Commercial Diploma (‘verzlunarpróf’) at the end of their second year.

6 Inside Verzló

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8 Semesters  The first semester begins in August and ends in December, including a four day winter break.  The second semester begins in January and ends in May, including a Easter break and a three day break because of our annual celebration.

9 Social life

10 Traditional day  In the second year students dress up in traditional Icelandic clothes and dance old traditional dances in down town Reykjavík.  In the evening students eat dinner at “Perlan” which is one of the most spectacular buildings/restaurant in Reykjavík.  After that all second year students attend a dance where there is a live band playing.

11 Traditional day

12 Nemendamót Verzlunarskóla Íslands  Nemendamót Verzlunarskóla Íslands or Nemó is our annual celebration.  The day starts early by the class eats breakfast together.  Later that day we see this years musical made by students in Verzló.  In the evening we eat dinner together at a restaurant, go to a pre party and then attend the big dance.

13 Nemó

14 Dances  Along with the traditional day and Nemó we have five other dances.  Busaball / to welcome freshman  Jólaball / christmas dance  Þemaball / two different dances with various themes.  Lokaball / At the end of the second semester.

15 School dances

16 School magazines  Verzlunarskólablaðið which is the largest school magazine in Iceland.  Viljinn which is the oldest school magazine in Iceland.  Along with that we have two other small gossip magazines, Harmonía and Kvasir. They contain gossip about students in the school.

17 School Competitions  Morfís which is a debate competition between the colleges in Iceland. Verzló is now for the 14 th time in the finals.  Gettu Betur is a contest between colleges who can answer the most questions correctly.

18 Gettu betur & Morfís

19 Thank you


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