Not only do our students get to experience a life-changing trip, we also place them on a path to career fulfillment in sustainability & give them a group to call family. These are their stories...
"Taking classes at Reykjavik University while being immersed in nature helped solidify my thoughts of an ideal career path post graduation."
"I want to help as many people as possible through education. I want to inspire people and help them know that they can do anything."
"The GREEN program was the fastest 10 days of my life, but I learned more about myself and the environment than I did through four years of my undergraduate career."
"My resume summarizes all of the experiences I've had, but it doesn't share my passion and dedication to whatever I choose to pursue. I'm extraordinarily energetic and have a bright, positive outlook that is contagious and makes everyday challenges enjoyable."
"I want to leave our earth in better shape than I came into it. I want to make sure that my kids and grandkids and great-grandkids can live in this beautiful world without fear of losing the very things that make it so beautiful."
"I want to be an advocate for not only The GREEN Program, but also the environment and how we can use all areas of study to conserve and better the world we live in today."
"I hope to lead by example in living the life that is right for me on my path, and to inspire others to walk their own path."
"This trip was for anyone who strives to live a purposeful life. I mean that in every sense of the word."
I’m a critical thinker and problem solver. I’m a hard worker that tries to understand perspectives from all different angles.
"Main takeaway: Step outside of your comfort zone when it comes to your educational career."
"I hope to expand people's knowledge about the the unique programs TGP has to offer and hopefully give people an outlet to explore their interests in this field in a hands on setting rather than just learning about it in a classroom setting."
"This program has completely shifted my focus to making the world cleaner and more sustainable."
"Just do it! Go! It's so amazing and however nervous you are it's so worth it."
"Before The GREEN Program, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in life. This program inspired me to pursue a path in sustainable energy, specifically hydro electric."
"I’m excited to be a TGP Ambassador this semester because The Green Program was a phenomenal and life changing experience for me."
"This study abroad experience taught me much more about life, energy, the environment, and global communities than I ever could have imagined."
"Going on the Fukushima trip has solidified my reasoning for studying nuclear engineering"
"The site of Iceland is like no other, and the receding glaciers I’ve now seen in person serve as the ultimate reminder as to why I continue to fight for our islands"
"After seeing the impact that renewable energy systems can make, I feel more direction than ever in my career goals."
"I can honestly say I will always be able to look back on this trip as one of the most incredible things I have ever done."