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

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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 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):
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmentall Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
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