INNOVATING FOR A
CHANGING WORLD

MEET OUR NEW PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL
MAY & JUNE 2020 ICELAND PROGRAMS

INNOVATING FOR A
CHANGING WORLD

MEET OUR NEW PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL
MAY & JUNE 2020 ICELAND PROGRAMS

CREATING NEW & SAFE OPTIONS FOR YOUR EDUCATION ABROAD

A modified program schedule. A new experience you'll love.

LEARN NOW, TRAVEL LATER

Our two-part, modified program schedule introduces online course delivery and a separate travel component once it's clear to travel again.

SAFE & EFFECTIVE

 A safe way to gain the knowledge of renewable energy and sustainability from industry leaders and local professors. Expand your knowledge from a remote location anywhere in the world.

STAY ON TRACK
Your education and professional development shouldn't wait. Don't delay the resume boost you planned to have this summer with our online course delivery.
TRAVEL FOMO-FREE
You won't miss a thing. The travel component completes the hands-on learning and experience abroad. We'll provide you with a custom itinerary that guarantees the same activities of a traditional program.

CREATING NEW & SAFE OPTIONS FOR YOUR EDUCATION ABROAD

A modified program schedule. A new experience you'll love.

LEARN NOW, TRAVEL LATER

Our two-part, modified program schedule introduces online course delivery and a separate travel component (Estimated Aug or Dec 2020) once it's clear to travel again.

SAFE & EFFECTIVE

 A safe way to gain the knowledge of renewable energy and sustainability from industry leaders and local professors. Expand your knowledge from a remote location anywhere in the world.

STAY ON TRACK

Your education and professional development shouldn't wait. Don't delay the resume boost you planned to have this summer with our online course delivery.

TRAVEL FOMO-FREE

You won't miss a thing. The travel component completes the hands-on learning and experience abroad. We'll provide you with a custom itinerary that guarantees the same activities of a traditional program.

Secure with confidence

You can secure your spot with confidence knowing that if your program is affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, we offer flexible terms for you to switch your program or receive a full-credit towards a future program.

We want you to have peace of mind when choosing The GREEN Program for your preferred experience abroad. Our priority is to ensure you have a safe and impactful experience with us.

Secure with confidence

You can secure your spot with confidence knowing that if your program is affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, we offer flexible terms for you to switch your program or receive a full-credit towards a future program.

We want you to have peace of mind when choosing The GREEN Program for your preferred experience abroad. Our priority is to ensure you have a safe and impactful experience with us.

Part 1: Online Course Delivery

Unpacking clean energy innovations before packing your bags.
Complete the online course at our own pace. Learn from our international faculty who are industry professionals in renewable energy and sustainable development.

Course Start Date: May 25, 2020
Course End Date: June 15, 2020

Introduction to Energy in Iceland

 Examine how Iceland's natural history has shaped the widespread utilization of renewables and successfully transformed its energy sector to an unprecedented degree.

Basics of Hydropower

Gain an overview of hydropower, its design challenges, and environmental impact. Analyze the global capacity and future predictions of the technical potential of undeveloped resources.

Geothermal Energy - Part I & II

Discover the origin of geothermal energy, exploration techniques, utilization, use of geothermal energy, and economic aspects of geothermal energy.

Energy Policy & Entrepreneurship

Learn about what's driving energy policymaking by focusing on the "why" from a political, economic and planning perspective. 

Electric Power Systems 

Explore the history of power
systems with principles and concepts of reliability and resilience in the context of increased renewable generation.

Weekly Office Hours

Gain direct access to global faculty members along the way at the weekly office hours that will be hosted via Zoom.

Course Outcomes

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of various renewable energy technologies, its challenges and innovations in Iceland, and how it relates to global perspectives in the industry.

Analyze Global
Parallels & Differences

Become familiar with the basics geophysical forces that have shaped Iceland's current economic, energy potential, and societal standards. Students will be able to analyze the parallels between Iceland's energy sector and development in other parts of the world. Gain an understanding of the importance of matching the choice of sustainable energy solutions to local conditions.

Energy &
Environmental Policy

Learn about Iceland's unique energy and environmental policies. Gain knowledge of environmental policy as how it relates to a country that relies on the renewable energy industry. Students will expand their ability to understand changes in governmental policies and how global externalities should be incorporated into energy and environmental policies. 

Designing Renewables Responsibly

Gain a good understanding of true potential of hydropower and geothermal energy, its strengths and limitations. Students will be capable of understanding what it takes to generate hydroelectricity, and the importance of designing power plants in a responsible way, considering overall social and environmental impact.

Innovations for a Sustainable Future

Transportation is one of the only sectors in Iceland that is not utilizing renewable energy. Meet the innovator from Iceland's Transportation Authority who is introducing biofuels to Iceland's transportation industry.  Discover and explore real-world business solutions for renewable energy innovations and what it takes to scale.

Critical Dialogue &
Global Perspectives

Gain a critical global perspective that is demanded by organizations and corporations today. Build experience working with a diverse and interdisciplinary cohort and discuss the state of sustainable development and renewable energy in the present and future.

Early Access to Sustainability
Jobs & Internships

Join a global network of more than 3,200 young professionals and TGP Alumni. Connect with sustainability jobs and internship opportunities, mentorship, and professional development resources with early access to TGP's Alumni Network.

Part 2: Travel Component


Travel with TGP on a custom program to experience #onlyonthegreenprogram moments.

December 13 - 19, 2020
Travel will be dependent on CDC and travel regulations.

Learn by doing

Get up close and personal with impacts of climate change on a glacier walk. Learn about the basics of glaciology and the repercussions if we lose our planet's largest source of fresh water. 99% of TGP alumni say that their TGP experience has refined their sense of purpose: professionally, academically, and personally.

Learn by doing

Get up close and personal with impacts of climate change on a glacier walk. Learn about the basics of glaciology and the repercussions if we lose our planet's largest source of fresh water. 99% of TGP alumni say that their TGP experience has refined their sense of purpose: professionally, academically, and personally.

Discover unparalleled access
Bring your classes to life and gain unparalleled access into Iceland's leading hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuel facilities. Meet the industry professionals who are leading the way with renewable energy innovations.  It's the opportunity to gain professional practice, demonstrate leadership to challenge existing norms, and decision making.

Discover unparalleled access

Bring your classes to life and gain unparalleled access into Iceland's leading hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuel facilities. Meet the industry professionals who are leading the way with renewable energy innovations.  It's the opportunity to gain professional practice, demonstrate leadership to challenge existing norms, and decision making.

Expand your comfort-zone

Develop creative leadership, teamwork, self-awareness, and personal growth while expanding your comfort-zone.  Unique adventure excursions in Iceland may include hiking, exploring geothermal hotsprings, camping, waterfall explorations, and more.

Expand your comfort-zone

Develop creative leadership, teamwork, self-awareness, and personal growth while expanding your comfort-zone.  Unique adventure excursions in Iceland may include hiking, exploring geothermal hotsprings, camping, waterfall explorations, and more.

Gain skill sets for the 21st century workforce

The Capstone Project is the ultimate opportunity to apply your knowledge and design-thinking skill sets to solve real-world challenges in sustainable development. Work with diverse and interdisciplinary cohorts to turn your passion into progress. Develop an understanding of sustainability concepts, methodologies, and real-world challenges to apply a systems thinking lens to viewing the SDGs.  You'll have the opportunity to  challenge the status quo in your capstone project, discover feasibility, and approach problem solving with a creative and innovative mindset for positive social change.

Gain skill sets for the 21st century workforce

The Capstone Project is the ultimate opportunity to apply your knowledge and design-thinking skill sets to solve real-world challenges in sustainable development. Work with diverse and interdisciplinary cohorts to turn your passion into progress. Develop an understanding of sustainability concepts, methodologies, and real-world challenges to apply a systems thinking lens to viewing the SDGs.  You'll have the opportunity to  challenge the status quo in your capstone project, discover feasibility, and approach problem solving with a creative and innovative mindset for positive social change.

Expand your global learning experience this summer and discover Iceland's renewable energy and sustainability.
Expand your global learning experience this summer and discover Iceland's renewable energy and sustainability.
This model sounds perfect for my busy schedule. How do I sign up?
Please submit your official TGP program application HERE. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Spots are limited.  Accepted students can secure their spot and complete registration in their Student Portals. For assistance, contact your Student Success Coordinator or our team at info@thegreenprogram.com or +1 (215) 821-0935.
I'm already enrolled in the May or June 2020 Iceland program. What do I need to know?
If you're already enrolled, you don't need to do anything! Our team will be in touch shortly with an updated class schedule and revised and optimized itinerary for your travel component. If you have questions, contact us at info@thegreenprogram.com or +1 (215) 821-0935.
What does the modified itinerary look like for the travel?
The NEW travel component will provide an optimized itinerary for participants that will take place later in the year. The custom program guarantees the same activities on a standard program (only without the classes since they were completed in Part 1). Details will be announced soon.
Does this also impact TGP's other program locations this summer?
Currently, TGP's standard program model will function as normal in Peru, Nepal, and Japan.  As we progress toward summer and continue to monitor the risk in each location, we are working with our onsite partners to determine if a similar adjustment to online instruction and delayed travel component will also be needed. TGP will continue to update our students and university partners should we progress to this stage. 
How do I get involved with TGP's global sustainability network?
Join TGP's alumni network of more than 3,000 sustainability leaders around the world. 95% of TGP alumni stay involved in sustainability efforts post program and go off to work at companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, NASA, National Geographic, Second Nature, and more. By attending a TGP program, you become a life-time member and get access to professional and personal development opportunities.
I'm interested but am a student in financial need. Any pointers?
TGP's Scholarship and Fellowship Programs offer competitive opportunities for outstanding individuals who represent disadvantaged, low-income, and underrepresented backgrounds to receive partial and full scholarships.  Our application deadline has been extended until March 22, 2020.  LEARN MORE
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