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  • Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Who can apply: UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Areas of Study: Biochemistry, Biology, Economics, Engineering, Environmental/Sustainability Studies, Geography, Marine Science, Physics Program Category: Research, study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Partner-led
Winter/Summer Program Cost Level: $$$
Program Description:
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Iceland Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics (Summer)

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Examine the physical processes, economics, and environmental impacts of energy use in Iceland.

Program Highlights

 
  • Explore Iceland’s renewable energy.
  • Live and study in the beautiful Westfjords region
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of alternative energy technologies.
  • Learn about Icelandic language and culture
  • Enjoy excursions to scenic and historic sites.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Key Topics of Study

  • Hydroelectric and geothermal power; wind, solar, tidal, and biomass energy; alternative fuels; and resource economics and policy
  • Sustainable energy design and implementation within larger sociocultural, economic, and environmental contexts
  • The geology behind energy usage and the importance of its sustainable utilization
  • The basics of the Icelandic language   
 

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

Contact SIT Study Abroad

 
  • Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu
  • Request more information or email us: studyabroad@sit.edu
  • Call an admissions counselor: 888-272-7881
  • Contact a former student
  • Apply to SIT.