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  • Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
Iceland: Renewable Resources
PROGRAM OVERVIEW 
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.

ACADEMICS
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.

PROGRAM FACTS
  • Course
    • IPGK: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Knowledge GEP requirements (2 transfer credits)
  • NC State Program Cost
    • $3700, see Budget Sheet for cost details
  • Program Dates
    • May 12-21, 2019
  • Locations
    • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Contact
    • Brian Koehler, koehler@ncsu.edu
    • Dr. Javon Adams, jmadams2@ncsu.edu
  • Eligibility
    • 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)
EXCURSIONS AND EVENTS

Glacier Hike in Iceland from Arctic Adventures Iceland on Vimeo.

  • 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
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/12/2019 05/21/2019
NOTE: Participants should plan to arrive at KEF by 9am on May 13 (departing from the US on the 12th). Students may depart from KEF after 4pm on May 21.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.