Given what’s happening on college campuses today, this does sound appealing.

CNN reports.

Arctic education: The world’s northernmost university is booming

In the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, in the most fragile ecosystem on the planet, you’ll find the world’s northernmost university.

Students from around the world are flocking to the spectacularly remote University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), which lies at a latitude of 78 degrees north, in the Arctic Sea, midway between Norway and the North Pole.

Their presence reveals how an increasing number of people want to incorporate international travel — even to somewhere remote and potentially hostile — in their studies.

It could also change how this corner of the Arctic learns to make the most of tourism.

There are now 600 students and 75 staff — a huge surge since the university started out in 1993 with an intake of 30.

UNIS is based in Longyearbyen, a Norwegian community of 2,000 residents in the de-militarized Svalbard archipelago.

Russia is the only other country to have a permanent settlement in the region.