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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OVERALL RATING 4.9
Based on 23 Reviews
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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
Past Review 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
From my experience abroad I learned about passive design techniques that can be used in urban planning, renewable energy, and other useful tools for combating climate change and the obstacles associated with it. By throwing myself into the Green Program, in an environment I was not used to, I feel that I grew as a person. I ... - University of Oklahoma View Entire Review
I learnt a lot about renewable energy from not only classes but through power plants too. The program gave me a really good idea about the nuances of the field and how geology also plays a huge role in the world's changes which was a new aspect to me. View Entire Review
I learned mostly about myself and what I want out of life. Going out and seeing Iceland, learning about renewable energy and most importantly working with colleagues and friends on the capstone project really nailed down what I want to do with my life. I also loved learning about Iceland and seeing the landscape. Overall the exp... - University of Waterloo View Entire Review
I made invaluable connects with likeminded students, I discovered the natural beauty of Iceland and I'm even more motivated to save this planet of ours. - Queen's University View Entire Review
I had an amazing experience; everyone on my program was so nice and different, and yet we all got along. I didn't hesitate when given the opportunity to do new things, and neither did everyone else. We all did everything we our whole selves, which made for an incredible experience. I gained a ton of new memories, found a sense o... - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learned an incredible amount about sustainable energy, working with peers, outdoor skills, and so much more. To say that this program was worthwhile is an understatement! - University of North Carolina - Wilmington 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
Past Review 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
I learned a lot about the renewable energy systems in place in Iceland and how they work as well as how they are implemented in the country. I gained so many priceless, surreal memories of adventuring abroad in this magic countryland - from hiking to swimming in hot springs to trekking around in ice. It was truly unforgettable; ... - University of Florida View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I gained knowledge of the issue of sustainable energy from multiple perspectives, and also discovered my passions for adventure. This all led me to pursue sustainable energy as a career option, hopefully bringing me on many adventures in the future. - Lehigh University View Entire Review
Past Review Live Changing!
I learned about energy, science, math, friendship, I leaned about people, and places, about living in an incredibly different place, honestly I learned too much to write. It was most definitely worth my while! - Rochester Institute of Technology View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
-I'm interested in environmental science, like as a possible career someday -There are a lot of other people, all with different strengths, that have similar passions as you do and are super excited to work and learn with you too. -Challenge and risk taking is always welcome and this trip, although challenging at times, was in... - University of Denver View Entire Review
The trip was absolutely worthwhile. I believe the most valuable thing I gained was a huge network of extremely close friends from around the country and globe, as well as intimate knowledge of just how easy it is to be inspired. This type of program is almost guaranteed to attract a certain type of person - one who is adventurou... - University of Southern California 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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