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By (Environmental Science, Brown University) - abroad from 08/03/2015 to 08/12/2015 with

The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I 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 renewable energy. Most importantly, I made great friends. It was absolutely worthwhile

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The program was extremely beneficial, it really gave me a way of learning about renewable energy and the environment in a practical way. Even outside of our visits to power plants, I feel like I learned a lot in an academic and personal sense

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They were, personable, knowledgable and willing to engage with us students as equals. Any information we needed they were more than willing to provide.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Would've been cool to have had more traditional Icelandic food, but the quality of the food that we did eat was great!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

We never went anywhere without understanding its history or its customs or what the people were like.

* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Maybe $50 but I could've spent $0


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
  • N/A
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Friends
  • Adventure
  • Pushing Boundries
* What could be improved?
  • Cost
  • Capstone
  • some logistics
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I totally could of gotten away with not bringing a sleeping bag.

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.