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  • Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Spring Short Term, Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The GREEN Program 
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
Learn By Doing

Using Iceland and its infrastructure as our classroom, GREEN provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial renewable energy industry.

Our educational model is the perfect combination of coursework, site visits, and cultural exposure to the people and practices of Iceland. The educational model includes prerequisite course materials, interactive discussions, hands-on excercises, community service initiatives, and corresponding lectures conducted by professional industry instructors and leaders. The academic curriculum culminates in our popular Capstone Project presentations, and are assessed and graded by Iceland School of Energy.Our unique educational model will spark a lifelong passion for renewable energy and sustainable living practices. 

The GREEN - Iceland Curriculum is an accredited course provided by Reykjavik University’s Iceland School of Energy, Iceland’s oldest and largest institution
of higher education. The Educational Team consists of the top professors, lecturers, and industry professionals in the field who have been carefully selected from Iceland School of Energy’s Master’s Program and School of Science and Engineering.

Th prestigious Iceland School of Energy has been created in collaboration with Reykjavik Energy and Iceland GeoSurvey. Reyjkavik University has accredited the GREEN – Iceland Program with 1.5 US academic credits, or 3 ECTS (Europe) through Reykjavik University’s School of Science and Engineering. 

As the greenest country to exist on our planet, 100% of Iceland’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources. Paired with inside access to functioning renewable energy facilities, Iceland is the premiere location to provide a remarkable educational platform for a truly hands-on experience. The country is also one of the top destinations for adventure travel and eco- tourism, providing a truly sustainable destination.

Additionally, The GREEN Program offers students the ability to surround themselves into a unique culture while encouraging open-mindedness, language immersion, and global awareness. With safety as our top priority, Iceland is one of the safest countries with a lower crime rate than many other developed countries. This is partly due to a high standard of living, small population, and well-trained law enforcement.

With a welcoming culture and mesmerizing environment, Iceland is a favored travel destination and the perfect atmosphere for hands-on experiential learning, personal development, and social impact. 

Introduction to Energy
Overview of the physical basis of energy conversion systems and some important terms relating to economic and technical performance and environmental impact. Also, Capstone Projects are to be introduced to the Program.

Geothermal Energy
Learn about the origin of Iceland’s geothermal resource, its characteristics, direct use, power production and ability to extend the value chain.

Alternative Fuels
Discuss the challenges of producing biofuels in a harsh environment, crop selection and production processes.

Characteristics of hydropower, technology and its impact. Discover the vast amount of hydropower in Iceland.

Studying the the geophysical processes that set the stage for energy use in Iceland and create the unique natural environment that we strive to preserve.

Wind & Solar
Overviews and case studies of Iceland’s history and progress with Wind and Solar energy production. 

Iceland_Program Package.pdf Accepted Students Package - Iceland Summer.pdf Accepted Students Package - Iceland High Adventure.pdf GREEN Iceland Syllabus & Contact Hours.pdf

NC State Application Instructions
(Please read each step carefully)
  1. Submit Application to The GREEN Program
  2. Complete NC State application for The GREEN Program program by clicking 'Apply Now' on this page.
    • Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad
  3. All transcripts should be sent to the NC State Study Abroad Office.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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