The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

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As the greenest country on our planet, Iceland produces 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Complemented with exclusive access into the nation’s leading renewable energy facilities, Iceland is the premiere location for a t... read more

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I gained a sense of understanding with regards to my career path. I realised that I want to continue to learn about sustainability and eventually work somewhere that wants to achieve these goals. I want to travel! I want to see and learn more about other beautiful countries around the world. - University of Toronto View Entire Review
I learn't about Iceland, its energy targets and the way the country is run. I also learn't a lot about America from the students who came by, as I am from Australia! - Monash University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
My biggest takeaway from this experience was how different other countries and their cultures are from what I am accustom to. This was my first time out of the country, traveling to Iceland was a completely different culture, climate, and overall atmosphere than I was used to. Being out of my comfort zone really allowed me to co... - University of Central Florida View Entire Review
This program allowed me to learn from industry experts in sustainability. It gave me a motivation to pursue sustainability that I have not received anywhere else in my undergraduate degree. It allowed me to meet people that were like minded and had similar goals, and to work with these same people to develop world changing ideas... - Georgia Institute of Technology View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I gained a cultural awareness of foreign countries, their customs, and local practices. I got to see some of the most breathtaking sights I will ever experience, made friends that will last a lifetime and spent 10 days learning about something that I have the utmost interest and passion for. - University of Calgary View Entire Review
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
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
Sociocultural components of Iceland, educational components of sustainability and renewable energy, confidence. The trip was 100% worthwhile. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Over the course of the program, I was able to learn much more about the creation of renewable energy and how it was being used. It was great that I could learn these topics with like minded students that were all equally interested in the topic. The people I met were incredibly brilliant and have inspired me to pursue this topic... - University at Buffalo - SUNY View Entire Review
August 30, 2018 Unmatched Experience
The Iceland program, in my opinion, offers the most exposure to renewable and clean energy. The entire country runs on clean energy and has harvested their natural resources in a very efficient manner. We were able to attend classes taught by working professionals who had unique insides into the industry. This program offers a v... - Purdue University View Entire Review
I learned to be more open to other cultures and ideas and experienced a new way of living. My experience in Iceland was definitely worthwhile. - North Carolina State University / NC State View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
The GREEN Program transformed a lost, increasingly anxious college senior into a thriving, confident global citizen. In just eight days, the psychological smog that had plagued me for many years finally cleared. By being able to be fully present, I gained invaluable leadership, interpersonal, communication, presentation, and org... - University of Southern California 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

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As the greenest country on our planet, Iceland produces 100% of its
electricity from renewable energy sources. Complemented with exclusive
access into the nation’s leading renewable energy facilities, Iceland is
the premiere location for a truly hands-on educational experience and
professional launch pad into the fields of renewable energy &
sustainability. In addition to the country’s sustainability foundation,
Iceland is a top destination for awe-inspiring adventure travel and Eco-tourism. Home to jaw-dropping natural landscapes & pristine
topography as well as authentic Nordic culture & welcoming
atmosphere, Iceland is the destination for experiential sustainability
education, bucket list adventuring, and unique cultural immersion.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering
  • Business
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmentall Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management
Minimum GPA:
0.0
Year Founded:
2009
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