Study Abroad: Iceland

Iceland: Fire & Ice—Exploring Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability

May 13–21, 2024

The Iceland Green program is an intensive 8-day program focused on Renewable Energy and Sustainability, in partnership with Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University. Participants will learn about how the country is utilizing innovative geothermal energy and hydro power technologies and putting these to work in the circular economy, food production, carbon sequestration and capture, and renewable fuel production.

Icelandic adventure excursions include super jeeping, glacier walks, caving, glacier snorkeling, hot springs and Golden Circle tour. Credit from RU, exclusive access and private tours to Iceland's leading hydroelectric, geothermal and bio-fuel facilities.

  • HET 294: Green Building & Energy Sustainability (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to “Green Building” within the LEED certification process. Other topics related to sustainability will be covered including conservation, insulation, weatherization and renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar and geothermal systems.

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Cost: $5,675*

*Trip cost subject to change due to unanticipated changes in currency exchange rate, airline and accommodation variations.

Cost includes:

  • round-trip airfare
  • airport pickup and transfers
  • professional guides
  • faculty lectures at Reykjavik University
  • housing
  • insurance
  • all meals
  • in-country transportation
Cost excludes:
  • College of Lake County tuition and fees
  • passport fees
  • incidental/personal expenses
  • optional excursions
  • additional meals
  • travel medicine
Cost includes:
  • TGP alumni benefits (post program, TGP alumni receive lifetime access to weekly sustainability job postings, professional development workshops, sustainability career coach, alumni-exclusive travel opportunities, networking, mentorship and more.
  • pre-program education materials and travel resources
  • cultural excursions/activities (as arranged for this program)
  • 1.5 academic credits and transcript from Reykjavik University's School of Science and Engineering
  • program facility tours to renewable energy power plants
  • capstone project facilitation
  • adventure excursions

Application deadline: November 30, 2023

Apply Online via the Education Abroad Portal

Withdrawal information:  Your deposit and other fees are refundable if you withdraw from the program no later than December 8, 2023. Withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to

Scholarship information

Study abroad scholarships are available through the Department of Global Engagement for eligible participants. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have already applied and been accepted to the study abroad program.

Scholarship deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2024

View CLC Study Abroad Scholarship information

Travel Questions?

Faculty Leader : Allan Levandowski

Professor Emeritus, Heating and AC Engineering Technology
(847) 543-2000

Payment Schedule
PaymentAmountDue Date
First Payment$500 Due at time of application (No later than Nov. 30, 2023)
Second Payment$1,700Jan. 9, 2024
Third Payment $1,385Feb. 13, 2024
Final Payment$800Mar. 1, 2024


The Green Program (TGP)

There is something to be said for having the opportunity to get up close and personal with your academics, interests and passions: it is a critical step that is missing from academics. We use the world as our classroom and strive to give meaning and purpose to education, adventure and life.