The GREEN Program - Networking, Adventure, Friendship and Experience Past Review

By (University of California - Berkeley) - abroad from 01/05/2015 to 01/12/2015 with

The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made so many new friends. I also gained new insight on environmental problems in one of the most sustainable countries. It was a perfect mix of adventure, education and new experiences.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

We had lectures taught by Reykjavik University professors. We worked in groups to solve environmental problems.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

AMAZING people!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in cozy cabins.

* Food:

Traditional, authentic Icelandic food - delicious and really fresh!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Our guides were all Icelandic!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Everything was paid for in the program fee.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Buy Icelandic sweaters at thrift stores!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 10+

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Going out of my comfort zone
  • The people
  • The culture
* What could be improved?
  • N/A
  • N/a
  • N/a
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? You get out what you put in!

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Avid Adventurer
The wardrobe you packed was better suited for a semester of camping than club hopping. Outdoorsy, you might forgo a crazy night out for an early all-day adventure. You'd rather take in the rich culture of an old town than the metropolis of a modern city, but for you getting off the grid is ideal.