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
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A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
This was my first experience abroad, so I gained a lot of understanding and confidence on how to travel internationally (what to bring, how to prepare, and things to consider). I loved that we got to take classes on the different renewable energies from experiences professionals and then got to see the technology in action at th... - Arizona State University View Entire Review
I gained a large network with the people I went abroad with from all over the States and Canada and learned all about Icelandic culture, the beauty of the country and how their energy system works! - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
Past Review Life Changing
This program gave me the motivation to want to make a difference in the world while getting to work with a group of like minded individuals - University of North Carolina - Charlotte View Entire Review
I can't even answer that question in this little box. Yes. So much Yes. - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
The GREEN Program does an excellent job of teaching its students about sustainability and energy resources in the modern world. The Iceland program was very good specifically with hydraulic and geothermal energy sources. In addition to classroom material, the GREEN Program also allowed me to gain a network of 25+ friends with wh... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Iceland Rocks!
Learned a bunch about culture, renewable energy, and myself. - University of Nebraska - Lincoln View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
Through this program I learned that I'm not alone in my quest to make a difference in this world. I sough out an experience such as this because I was tired of the traditional classroom experience. That being said, this trip was even more than I bargained for. The one of kind, hands on adventures that we had the opportunity to e... - Cornell University View Entire Review
This trip was completely worth while. Studying abroad will teach you more than you could ever learn in a classroom. Getting to see first-hand the implementation of what you learn in the classroom is a unique experience that undoubtedly enhances the learning process. Mix that with the awe-inspiring country that is Iceland and you... - University of Delaware View Entire Review
To summarize all that I learned in one paragraph is almost impossible with the GREEN Program. The amount I learned on a personal and professional level is unmatched. Coming back home from this trip I was definitely a changed person for the better, I improved myself and gained knowledge about my field of study all in a very short... View Entire Review
I gained the confidence I needed to pursue a career in my field of study - University of Florida View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I had an absolutely incredible experience in Iceland with the GREEN Program. Over the course of 8 days, I was able to travel around Iceland, doing absolutely crazy things while learning from the Icelandic people about the importance of renewable energy in their country. I met a group of 40 students from around the world that a... - University of Notre Dame View Entire Review
This program helped me develop a greater appreciation for the environment. We attended lectures at Reykjavik University, visited many facilities (Hydro, Geothermal, Biofuel), and went on various excursions to appreciate the natural environment. The staff was very informative and prepared to answer any questions one might have ab... - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
This program allowed me to obtain a greater appreciation for life and the environment. It certainly was worthwhile, however, this program must be experienced first hand to fully understand. - Temple University View Entire Review
I gained too much to express in a short paragraph. I grew so much as a personal it's hard to believe. It was without a doubt worthwhile. - Arizona State University View Entire Review
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. - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I gained field experience visiting a variety of full-scale renewable energy generation plants and seeing some amazing landmarks in Iceland. The trip was absolutely worthwhile, I met fantastic people and saw unimaginable scenery all while learning more about renewable energy. - University of British Columbia View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I learnt how green energy systems can be integrated into society and how much it can be utilized on a national scale to bring green energy to the masses. - University of South Australia View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I leaned you need to integrate all forms of alternative energy into one huge component to be the most efficient. I gained leadership and communication experience. It was absolutely worthwhile as i meet 42 new friends and hopefully will make most of them life long friendships. - University of Central Florida View Entire Review
I believe I will look back on the GREEN program as the start of many things in my life. Upon leaving the country I felt as if I had entered a haven, a utopia, a place where reoccurring themes of modern life did not apply. I found happiness and unimaginable power in the group I traveled with and I have seen the potential we, and ... - North Carolina State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot of the field of renewable energy. Not only about the science behind it, but also about its costs and realistic implementation. The outdoor adventure aspect of the program allowed me to see areas of Iceland that are mainly hidden from tourists. I also took a lot away from seeing Icelandic culture. Seeing others wa... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
Not only the renewable energy components and the educational aspects, but I learned how to push myself, how to get along with people from different backgrounds, and also how to not only respect the land and its culture, but also how to respect one another. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
My experience with the GREEN program was absolutely worthwhile. I got to know so many different people in only 10 days, and we all had one thing in common- we want to rule the world!! ..But actually we all just share the hopes of helping to create a greener planet and a more sustainable future for the entire world. Everyday was ... - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
The 10 days spent in Iceland were out of this world. The GREEN Program gave me an extraordinary educational experience in the greenest classroom in the world- Iceland. I took away first hand knowledge and experience to apply to my studies and career development, as well as establish countless connections amongst the program's fa... - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
I gained 40 other new friends that I plan on staying in touch with in the years to come. These new friends had similar ideas and a similar thinking process to myself. It was exciting to talk and bond with everyone on the trip because each person brought something different to the group. Not only was I able to meet new people, I ... - Drexel University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad
Absolutely. I learned how to approach renewable energy in the United States from a business and engineering perspective. - Howard University 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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