The GREEN Program in Iceland

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 6.47.35 PMThe GREEN program is designed to unlock doors for students around the globe. They seek students curious about the world and ready to step outside their comfort zone. This is an educational experience, but what differentiates the GREEN Program from other study abroad opportunities is the direct industry experience. In this program students take classes at a local university and present a final capstone project to Iceland’s leading sustainable energy industry professionals. Additionally, they take a class on geothermal energy, hike through the canyons and bath in geothermal hot springs. Below is a sample itinerary of what students can do on this expedition.Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 7.38.42 PM

You may be wondering why Iceland. Many people don’t know, but Iceland is the greenest country to exist on our planet, 100% of Iceland’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources. This makes it a prime learning environment for engineers interested in renewable energy.

This is another example of a summer opportunity open to engineers. Many students struggle to find opportunities, but this program was forwarded to me in an email from one of my professors. There are always amazing things to do you just have to keep looking and applying. The key to getting an internship or abroad experience is to start early and apply for things you are passionate about whether that is aerospace or renewable energy like in this case.

 

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