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  • Locations: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: St. Thomas applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Biochemistry, Biology, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Physics
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel Program Sponsor: SIT
Research/Independent Study: Yes
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.



Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
 
Application Process
  1. Attend a group advising session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
  2. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  3. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  4. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
 
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Explore & Plan > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.
 
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically do NOT apply to Summer study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for more information.


The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.

Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
 
For application procedures contact Study Abroad:
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad