SIT Study Abroad: Iceland - Renewable Energy, Technology and Resource Economics (Summer)

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Examine the physical processes of energy utilization as well as the economics and environmental impacts of energy use across diverse regions of Iceland.This program explores all aspects of renewable energy: from its sources in nature, to its techn... read more

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I learned an abundant amount of material related to my field of study and simultaneously garnered a brand new perspective on international policies concerning climate change, renewable energy, and sustainability - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review A Dream
I gained so many new friends and took hold of the Icelandic saying that everything works out in the end. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The program helped me define my career aspirations. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I was able to do my own research in my field of interest. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned more than I could possibly imagine about renewable energy and have been able to apply many of the program's course components to my life. I've also been able to appreciate the beauty of nature on a higher level than ever before. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT: Akureyri - Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics - Summer
This experience was definitely worth while. I learned a lot about hydroelectric and geothermal systems as well as the type of policy that needs to be considered in order to make renewable energy viable in a country. - Carleton College View Entire Review


Examine the physical processes of energy utilization as well as the economics and environmental impacts of energy use across diverse regions of Iceland.

This program explores all aspects of renewable energy: from its sources in nature, to its technological utilization, to its social and environmental impacts. With lectures from interdisciplinary faculty, students investigate what it means to create a sustainable society, with Iceland serving as the primary case example.

Major topics of study include:

- The geology beneath energy usage and the importance of its sustainable utilization
- Hydro- and geothermal power; wind, solar, tidal, and biomass energy; alternative fuels; and resource economics and policy
- Sustainable energy design and implementation within larger sociocultural, economic, and environmental contexts

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainability Studies
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school