It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! September 13, 2019

By (University of Pennsylvania) - abroad from 08/05/2019 to 08/13/2019 with

The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
For anyone who is passionate about sustainability and loves exploring nature, the GREEN program is for you! I went to Iceland through the GREEN program this past August. Being able to experience Iceland in its true form, whether it be the jaw-dropping landscapes, camping next to a glacier or visiting renewable energy plants, was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • 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? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Hiking
  • Landscapes
* What could be improved?
  • Providing more food options
  • Telling us itinerary in advance
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be excited!