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Study abroad programs in Iceland

Course Information

University: Reykjavik University – Iceland School of Energy 
Course: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability
Credit: 1.5 Credits (Graduate) *Open to undergrads too
Duration: 8-days / 9-days

Learn from Iceland’s industry experts, gain unparalleled access to the country’s renewable energy facilities, and expand your comfort zone. 

Reykjavik University is ranked in 301-350th place in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, making RU the highest ranked university in Iceland. For the third consecutive year, RU ranks highest of all universities for scientific citations, which is an estimate of universities’ research influence. 

Join The GREEN Iceland Program to discover the successes and challenges of a country that sources nearly 100% of its energy from renewable energy. Hike, explore, and step out of your comfort-zone while adventuring in Iceland’s natural wonders! 

 

  • See the effects of climate change first-hand on a glacier walk
  • Gain exclusive access and private tours into Iceland’s renewable energy industries
  • Expand your comfort zone and hike through Iceland’s highlands, off the beaten path

Learn-by-doing on our study abroad programs in Iceland.

    Course Description

    The GREEN Program is a 50+ hour intensive program held in partnership between The GREEN Program and Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University. Our faculty and industry experts teach classes on sustainable entrepreneurship and policy, geology, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and electric power systems. The course also includes facility tours to various power plants for hands-on learning such as hydroelectric and geothermal power plants.

    During the course, students form interdisciplinary groups and develop a final Capstone Project on a specific renewable energy subject which they present for evaluation in the end of the course. Each group is required to present a project highlighting an identified problem and solution to progress the SDGs. Students are required to present the project in full detail and cover the financial, political, education, engineering and social impact aspects of their innovative idea.

    Learn more about the course below and at Reykjavik University’s website here.

    Objective and Outcomes

    The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of various renewable energy technologies, its challenges and innovations in Iceland, and how it relates to global perspectives in the industry. See below for course outcomes.

      Winter Break

      Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
      Focus: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

      Program Dates Now Enrolling:

      Dec 12-19, 2022

      Jan 3-10, 2023

      Jan 8-15, 2023

      Dec 12-19, 2023

      Program Capacity: 30-40
      Length: 8-Days

      Program Fee:
      Single Pay: $4100-$4200
      Payment Plan: $880/month for 5 months

      Spring Break

      Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
      Focus: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

      Program Dates Now Enrolling:

      March 5-12, 2023

      March 12-19, 2023

      March 26-April 2, 2023

      Program Capacity: 30-40
      Length: 8-Days

      Program Fee:
      Single Pay: $4100
      Payment Plan: $880/month for 5 months

      Summer Break

      Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
      Focus: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

      Program Dates Now Enrolling:

      August 1-9, 2022

      August 8-16, 2022

      May 15-23, 2023

      May 22-30, 2023

      July 31-Aug 8, 2023

      Aug 7-15, 2023

      Program Capacity: 30-40
      Length: 9-Days

      Program Fee:
      Single Pay: $4200
      Payment Plan: $900/month for 5 months

      Program Highlights

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      Iceland, the land of clean energy
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      See the effects of climate change on our glacier hike

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      Waterfall explorations

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      Gain inside access to one of Iceland’s premier hydroelectric facilities

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      Hike Icelandic highlands

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      Visit one of the largest geothermal plants in the world

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      Curriculum Highlights

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      Iceland, the land of clean energy

      Examine how Iceland’s natural history has shaped the widespread utilization of renewables and successfully transformed its energy sector to an unprecedented degree.

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      Basics of hydropower

      Gain an overview of hydropower, its design challenges, and environmental impact. Analyze the global capacity and future predictions of the technical potential of undeveloped resources.

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      Geothermal energy – part I & II

      Discover the origin of geothermal energy, exploration techniques, utilization, use of geothermal energy, and economic aspects of geothermal energy.

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      Energy policy & entrepreneurship

      Learn about what’s driving energy policymaking by focusing on the “why” from a political, economic and planning perspective.

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      Electric power systems

      Explore the history of power
      systems with principles and concepts of reliability and resilience in the context of increased renewable generation.

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      Weekly office hours

      Gain direct access to global faculty members along the way at the weekly office hours that will be hosted via Zoom.

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      Course Outcomes

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      Secure with confidence

      Secure your spot with confidence knowing that if your program is affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, we offer flexible terms for you to switch your program or receive a full-credit towards a future program.

       

      Sample Itinerary

      *Note: This is a sample itinerary. Itineraries are subject to change.
      Participants should be prepared to hike several miles through various terrains and weather conditions (i.e. snow).

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      What’s included?

      We take care of everything from when you land in Iceland until departure.
      Gain exclusive access to TGP alumni network and benefits when you return home.

      Study abroad programs in Iceland include:

      • Education Materials: Prepare for your experience before you travel with your pre-program resources and educational materials 
      • Classes: Lectures from industry leaders and faculty from Reykjavik University – Iceland School of Energy 
      • Credit: 3 ECTS or 1.5 US academic credits from Reykjavik University’s School of Science and Engineering
      • Advancement: Automatic advancement in Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University’s Master’s Program application process
      • Facility Tours: Exclusive access and private tours to world leading hydroelectric and geothermal facilities
      • Capstone Project: Innovation facilitation and panel assessment
      • Adventure excursions: Step out of your comfort-zone and experience ziplining, white water rafting, and more! 
      • All meals: We support locally owned restaurants, and will accommodate most dietary preferences/restrictions
      • Accommodations and lodging: Your home away from home will be at locally owned lodging sites throughout your program
      • All in-country transportation: From airport pick up to airport drop-off, and everything in-between, we got you covered
      • Exclusive membership: Join the TGP Alumni Network for sustainability job postings, travel, networking, and mentorship

      What’s not included: Flights, travel insurance, and passport/visa fees

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      Pricing

      Winter & Spring Break

      Single Pay
      $4100

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      Five Monthly Payments
      $880/month 

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      No credit check & no forms to fill out

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      Summer Break

      Single Pay
      $4200

      Secure your spot with a one-time, easy payment

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      Save money by paying up front

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      No need to worry about payment reminders

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      Get started on your adventure right away!

      Five Monthly Payments 
      $900/month

      Secure your spot with smaller monthly payments

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      Pay over time with five smaller payments

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      No credit check & no forms to fill out

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      Get a head start on securing your spot!

      Our other Iceland programs

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      Explore our “Learn Now, Travel Later” hybrid Iceland program.

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      Explore our self-paced Online Only Iceland program.

      Are you ready to go GREEN?

      Your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, a TGP member will reach out to you with your next steps for enrollment. We look forward to traveling with you soon! (Please note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

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