Iceland Summer, Renewable Energy & Sustainability, 10-Day

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Program Description

Iceland is one of the most innovative countries that explore the uses of renewable energy. This is a country filled with Nordic culture and one of the most fascinating environments in the world. Go on adventurous excursions and learn more about a spectacular country. This program is accredited by Reykjavik University’s Iceland School of Energy for 1.5 transferable academic credits (or 3 ECTs). Receive access into High and Low pressure Hydroelectric, Geothermal, Biofuel, and Wind facilities. Understand the political, business, and environmental factors affecting Iceland. Work with a cohort of multinational students from different disciplines to develop a culminating capstone project to explore the feasibility of a social impact project.


Sample itinerary:

Day 1
-Welcome to Iceland! Airport Pickups
-Capstone Project Launch
-Check in to Guesthouse
-Intro Tour
-Meet the Team

Day 2
-Energy Efficiency Campus Tour
-Iceland Geothermal Class
-Intro to Iceland Energy Class
-Capstone Development
-Mountain Hikes & Hot Springs
-Tour One of Iceland’s Largest Geothermal Power Plants

Day 3
-Glacier Snorkeling Between Two Continent’s Tectonic Plates
-Gain Industry Access Inside Iceland’s Oldest Hydroelectric Power Plant
-Energy Economics Class
-Hydroelectric Power Class
-Explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s Capital

Day 4
-Overnight Camping in Iceland’s Highlands & Wilderness
-Visit the Famous Gullfoss & Geysir, Golden Circle
-Super Jeep Adventure
-Highland Adventure
-BBQ & Bonfires

Day 5
-Day Hike
-Outdoor Wilderness Activities & Outdoor Ethics Class
-2nd Night of Outdoor Camping

Day 6
-Experience Local Geothermal Heated Swimming Pools & Spas
-Visit one of Iceland’s Largest & Newest Hydroelectric Power Plants

Day 7
-Visit a Local Residential Hydro Power Plant
-Super jeep to Canyon Hike
-Super jeep to the Black Sand Beach
-New Hotel Check In
-Capstone Development

Day 8
-Finalize Capstone Projects
-Capstone Development
-Biofuel Class & Site Visit at the Base of The Famous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
-Visit Iceland’s Beautiful Waterfalls
-Documentary Tour & Local Farm That Experienced Eruption Devastations
-Glacier Hike

Day 9
-Finalize Capstone Projects with Team
-Capstone Presentations at Reykjavik University
-Reflection on adventure

Day 10
-Reykjavik City Tour
-Airport Drop off & Departures

What`s Included

All breakfasts, lunches, dinners with local cuisine (*We accommodate vegetarian diets)

Lodging in various locations throughout the program

All in-country transportation

3 ECTS or 1.5 US academic credits transferable from Reykjavik University’s School of Science and Engineering

5 lectures from industry leaders and faculty from the Iceland School of Energy Master’s Program

Exclusive access to world leading hydroelectric, biofuel, geothermal and wind energy facilities

Capstone Project facilitation and panel

Icelandic adventure excursions (super jeeping, glacier walks, caving, glacier snorkeling, hot springs, Golden Circle tour, and more!)

Pre-program renewable energy overview online module

Automatic advancement in Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University’s Master’s Program application process

Access to directors at renewable energy companies

2,000,000ISK of in-country medical insurance

Post-program letters of recommendation

Exclusive membership to the GREEN Alumni Network


Business, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Management Systems / Policy, Environmental Sci. (Atmosph.), Environmental Studies, International Business

Program Locations

Reykjavik, Iceland

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