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, it is the premier location for a truly hands-on educational experience and professional launch pad into the fields of renewable energy & sustainability. Iceland is also 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. Experience sustainability education and unique cultural immersion.
Study with NC State with the Iceland GREEN program, a 50+ hour intensive program held in partnership with the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University. Faculty and industry experts teach classes on sustainability, hydro power, geology, bio-fuels, and geothermal energy. The course also includes facility tours to various power plants for hands-on learning such as to a hydro power plant, a geothermal power plant, a wind farm and a bio-fuel location.
EXCURSIONS AND EVENTS
- IPGK: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Knowledge GEP requirements (2 transfer credits)
- NC State Program Cost
- $3700, see Budget Sheet for cost details
- Program Dates
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- Dr. Javon Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2.0+ GPA
- Not on active disciplinary probation
- Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
- Moderate physical mobility required (see below for more details)
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- Reykjanes Peninsula Exploration
- Energy Efficiency Campus Tour
- Tour One of Iceland’s Largest Geothermal Power Plants
- Mountain Hikes & Hot Springs
- Industry Access Inside Iceland’s Oldest Hydroelectric Power Plant
- Experience Local Geothermal Heated Swimming Pools & Spas
- Visit one of Iceland’s Largest Hydroelectric Power Plants
- Sustainable Greenhouse Tour
- Waterfall Exploration
- Site Visit at the Base of The Famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
- Documentary Tour & Local Farm That Experienced Eruption Devastations
- Hike around the Highlands
This program includes a variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, glacier walks, super jeeping, camping, and snorkeling between tectonic plates. Individuals should be in generally good health and prepared for 2-3 moderate level hikes for up to 8 hours a day. It's important to consult a physician about any concerns and make sure that any current medical conditions are communicated to the Study Abroad Office to see if reasonable accommodations can be made.