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The GREEN Program enhances the academic life experience of passionate students and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow.

Our programs bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by taking students behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives.

The GREEN Program designs short-term immersion programs in the most exciting places on earth, which are epicenters of innovative technologies as well as bucket-list travel destinations.

We are working alongside the top universities to develop courses and embed the GREEN educational model into existing curriculum. As a Commitment Partner to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, The GREEN Program strives to raise higher education standards, and to increase opportunities for students to study abroad as a part of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

98% of GREEN alumni believe that the GREEN Program
has accelerated their professional career endeavors



Join students from around the world on our cutting-edge experiential education programs.

Adventurous Destinations | Exclusive Access | Social Entrepreneurship

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The GREEN Program enables even the busiest students to gain unrivaled global leadership experiences while bridging the gap between “theoretical textbook learning” and real-time industry insight. The GREEN Alumni Network is comprised of more than 1,000 student leaders from 57+ countries, and is a perfect platform to gain industry insights and career opportunities.



As a parent, you care about your son or daughter’s success both in school and post graduation. Our attention to detail, personal insights and stellar safety record will make this an easy and comfortable journey for students as well as their parents.



Most universities provide a challenging academic curriculum, based on traditional textbook learning. The GREEN Program allows universities to enhance their educational offerings by supporting experiential learning opportunities for their students.



Students are facing one of the toughest job markets upon graduation. However, our GREEN Alumni come to interviews armed with hands-on experience, global perspectives and industry insights that continuously surprise and dazzle employers.


  • “A Commitment Partner Dedicated to Doubling the Number of Students Studying Abroad”

    - United Nations, Institute of International Education (IIE) Generation Study Abroad

  • “2014 Green Innovator of the Year”

    -GreenFest Philly, Clean Air Council

  • “Top 10 Young Company Driving Social Innovation”

    - United Nations Social Innovation Summit STEM Education Committee

  • “The GREEN Program is Study Abroad for Future Renewable Energy Leaders”

    - Technically Philly

  • “A Different Kind of Study Abroad Program”

    - Philadelphia Daily News

  • “Top 3 Student-Founded Company in the World”

    - Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, New York Stock Exchange

  • “A Top 50 Social Impact Venture”

    - Kairos Society, New York Stock Exchange”


Classes, exams, internships, social life. Students’ schedules are jam-packed, not leaving much time or resources to study abroad for a whole semester or a year.

So The GREEN Program was built to enable even the busiest students to gain unrivaled global perspectives while bridging the gap between “theoretical textbook learning” and real-time industry experience.

The GREEN Team serves as the fundamental catalyst for thousands of students breaking into and transforming the clean energy and sustainability industries. We live our vision, and have embedded our entrepreneurial spirit and fresh perspectives into every facet of our organization.

We believe that students should never have to choose between accepting an internship or attending a study abroad experience during their school breaks; they should be able to do both.

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Melissa Lee

CoFounder, CEO


Brady Halligan

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Enrollment


Alexander Tanenbaum

Director of Marketing & Strategy


Adam Phoebe

Global Program Director


Caitlin Cowan

Global Communications Coordinator


Amanda Crawford-Staub

University Enrollment Coordinator

University Collaboration

“The GREEN Program is amazing in not only relating what academic programs teach to real world experiences but also integrating the academic outcomes.
This is an outstanding experience that every student in related disciplines should have as it provides a multidimensional, multinational, and interdisciplinary experience.”
- Sarma Pisupati, Undergraduate Program Chair of Energy Engineering, Director of Online Education, Penn State University

 Become a University Affiliate 

The GREEN Program is supported by some of the most forward-thinking faculty and university administrators in the world. With their support and partnerships, students are able to gain exclusive industry insights in some of the fastest growing industries of our time. We are actively working alongside universities to embed the GREEN educational model into existing curriculum.

As a Commitment Partner to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, The GREEN Program strives to raise higher education standards, and to increase opportunities for students to study abroad during their undergraduate and graduate careers. For more information, and to develop a GREEN Program course within your university, contact us directly at info@theGREENprogram.com or 215 796 7860.

The Professionals Program

The 5 day Professionals Program was created to celebrate leaders who are continuing to advance their own fields while remaining dedicated to mentoring and collaborating with the next generation of change-makers: students. The program exists as a think-tank that serves to bring thought-leaders and top educators together to push the agenda of sustainability and sustainability education forward. 

The next Professionals Program is on June 13 – 17, 2015.


We strive to make each and every program a valuable and unforgettable experience for our students.
You can see for yourself through the words of our students, and decide if The GREEN Program is right for you.

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Robyn Jones / Louisiana State University

“I am extremely pleased with the turn that my career has taken, and I can safely say that none of it would have been possible without The GREEN Program.”

Casey Heier
Casey Heier / Stanford University

“Every single student who is interested in the environment, renewable energy or sustainability should not hesitate for even a second. The world needs more GREEN Alumni!”

Toyin Shodiya / Georgia Institute of Technology

“I want to live a life full of experiences, people, and generate impactful work. The GREEN Program helped me discover that.”

Dan Conner / Penn State University

“GREEN was my Ignition. The Program gave me an edge in the interview process because, when I said I was interested in a career in alternative energy and sustainability, I was not just talking. I had something to show for it. GREEN played a large role in the 3 job offers I got. ”

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Get Started

Are you ready to go GREEN?

If so, your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email with the next steps for Enrollment. Good luck!

*There is no fee to submit an application.
Applications are approved on a rolling basis, and spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
We won’t keep you waiting either. Accepted students can expect to receive a response 24-48 hours after you submit your application.