The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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The GREEN Program: Iceland Edition, was one of the best choices I ever made. I got to stay with 19 other like-minded students from America and Canada as we attended renewable energy lectures at Reykjavik University, visited renewable energy power plants, and hiked, snorkeled, and caved around Iceland, making some great friends a... - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / Virginia Tech View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
First and foremost, I was totally inspired by the reverence that Iceland has for nature - they are so respectful with regard to the earth as a whole and to the health of their country. The perspective of an Icelandic person is so radically different from the perspective of a conventional east coast American; environmental consci... - Drexel University View Entire Review
I could not have dreamed of having a better study abroad experience (or even travel experience) than the one that I had with the GREEN Program! The lectures were interesting and the "field trips" to local energy plants were incredible and insightful. Not to mention the trips that we took throughout Reykjavik and the Southern par... - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / Virginia Tech View Entire Review
I came into the program as a lost college student, searching for meaning in my academics and post-grad life. I left the program with a solid foundation as to a path I would love to take in the future and a reinstated passion that had been lost by hours and hours in classroom settings at my home university. This program is unlike... - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
The GREEN Program was an incredible trip, and even though it was only 8 days long, it truly changed my life. I would highly recommend any student, no matter what academic background you have, to take a leap into the GREEN Program. You will be so impressed with the work you do in just those 8 days, and exhilarated by the adventur... - Lehigh University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learned so much--I learned about how Iceland generates its energy, and I gained knowledge about the geological and environmental workings of Iceland. I gained friends and interesting conversations, and learned that everyone is passionate about something, even if its hidden. It was definitely worthwhile. - Boston University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
September 24, 2015 Only On The Green Program
The experience was beyond worthwhile. I learned so much about a new culture, new people and about myself. I learned not to give up on my sustainability driven career goals. I learned the importance of working with others and what can be accomplished with driven people and a common goal. I also learned that Iceland is absolutely,... - Baylor University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
Jumping into my first experience abroad in Iceland really exceeded all the expectations I previously had. I learned the cold isn't really that bad, the best places in the world are the ones I have yet to explore, my ideas of alternative energy are more broad that I know, and friendships built out of curiosity and common goals wi... - Florida State University View Entire Review
September 10, 2015 Going Green
Sustainable energy, Icelandic culture, team work, community building, how to be a better person and live life more fully! Absolutely worthwhile :) - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I learned a lot about who I am as a person, as well as what I want to do with my life moving forward. It was certainly worthwhile. The Capstone Project proved to be the most rewarding aspect of the trip for me, but I also relished every moment I spent outside hiking, watching the sun set at midnight, or running against 50 mph wi... - Yale University View Entire Review
The program helped me learn a lot about myself and helped me gain some perspective. It was totally worth while, it was one of the best experiences of my life and I recommend it to anyone - Drexel University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learned a lot about myself as a person, I was pushed to my limit and encouraged to step out of my comfort zone. I learned a lot about the world and was able to actually experience the beauty and power of our planet and gain a deeper appreciation for it. Within all this I was able to learn many technical things regarding renewa... - Brown University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learned so much about renewable energy and Iceland as a sustainable country. 10 days in the program gave me a new perspective on green energy and what I would like to focus on when finishing my studies. It was definitely a worthwhile trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat! - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I gained so much from this one week that it is difficult to sum up briefly. I gained a personal awareness of myself and the impact I have on the world, both from a sustainable and humanistic standpoint. I learned about renewable energy and how we can easily power our cities and towns by taking a step back from the current global... - University of Southern California View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learned a little about the specific engineering technologies but more importantly I learned about the possibilities for the world and changed my mentality on clean energy life in general. - Rochester Institute of Technology View Entire Review
January 20, 2016 Finding Myself
This program made me push my limits, both physical and emotional. I learned more about myself from this one week abroad than I ever have before. I made academic and personal accomplishments that I did not previously know to be possible. The things I've learned about myself and about others will stick with me for the rest of my l... - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, my interests and experience with renewable energy. I also had the opportunity to meet so many others with my interests! It was definitely worthwhile. - Drexel University View Entire Review
I learned many things related to Green and renewable energy, I gained a large group of friends, and had many memorable experiences. So yes it was worthwhile. - Purdue University View Entire Review
I really learned how to be independent by traveling to Iceland on my own. I camped and snorkeled for the first time while on this trip. But even more importantly, I loved experiencing the ten days with awesome and passionate people. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I now have plans to go back to Iceland to pursue my Master's Degree, which is something I would never have done if not for this experience. Iceland is an amazing country with amazing people and I can't wait to go back! I've also gained a new sense of adventure that will hopefully... - North Carolina State University / NC State View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
September 22, 2015 Ice Ice Baby
This program was worth every penny and every second. Not only did I learn in-depth information about sustainable energy in the classroom, but I was able to receive the once in a lifetime opportunity to tour multiple varieties of power plants across Iceland. And to go further past just the education, what I gained from experienc... - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
Not only did I learn about the general science behind renewable energy and sustainability, I also learned about energy economics and the history of Iceland and it's energy practices. But what trumps even that was the level of self-awareness, earth-awareness, and people-awareness that I reached while spending 10 days exploring, l... - Florida Atlantic University View Entire Review
I gained the knowledge and experience of a career related to sustainability and renewable energy, which is very unique to this program. As a geologist, I have a variety of fields I could potentially go into. I was interested in what the renewable energy industry has, but I have never had the opportunity to take classes or work... - Colorado School of Mines View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
In these 10 days I absolutely discovered who I was and what I wanted out of life. I grew immensely as a person, making life long friends along the way. Diving right into a new country and culture can seem daunting, but what new experiences like this teach you is that there is SO much more out there then you can begin to imagine,... - University of North Carolina - Charlotte View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
This was my most rewarding experience by far, thus far! I have found new inspiration to pursue my studies with fervor, and beheld one of the most beautiful landscapes on this planet. - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review

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Iceland Winter & Spring Break: 8-Day Extreme Adventure Renewable Energy & Sustainability // Iceland Summer Break: 10-Day Renewable Energy & Sustainability: The GREEN Program’s career accelerating, hands-on, high adventure impact unique educational model proves why The GREEN Program is not just any study abroad program. Discover Iceland’s innovation in renewable energy, dive into authentic Nordic culture, and participate on adventure excursions you never even realized you wanted to have on your bucket list. This program is accredited by Reykjavik University’s Iceland School of Energy for 1.5 transferable academic credits (or 3 ECTs).

Iceland Summer Break: 9-Day Leave No Trace & Outdoor Ethics Backpacking Expedition: Discover Iceland on foot and backpack through the country’s lava fields, canyons, glaciers, and volcanoes. The GREEN Program has evolved our educational model to certify our most physically-active students in Leave No Trace, outdoor ethics, and sustainable wilderness travel through this unique backpacking expedition.

Iceland Summer: 5-Day Educators Program Renewable Energy & Sustainability: GREEN’s specialty program for educators, faculty, and young professionals gives them the chance to experience Iceland’s renewable energy innovations, culture, and “bucket-list” excursions within a professional global network.

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Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering
  • Business
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmentall Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management
Year Founded:
2009
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