Iceland, Summer 2019: Energy Resources, Sustainability, and the Environment
Join Dr. Len Litowitz as he leads an environmental focused abroad experience this summer 2019 to Iceland, one of the most sustainable countries in the world! Iceland, being the only country to generate all of its electrical power through alternative means makes it the perfect abroad experience for those interested in energy resources and sustainability! Participants will engage in a number of group excursions including whale watching, horseback riding and tours of museums, a geothermal power plant and an ice lagoon! This is a truly unique experience for participants to experience the beauty and environmental awareness of this natural paradise.
Course Title: ITEC 304 - Energy, Sustainability and the Environment (P)
Semester: Summer 2019, Session 3
Credits: 3 credits
A nontechnical course for all students dealing with energy sustainability, energy resources and conservation, and the effects of energy use on our environment. This course contains up-to-date information on essential subjects such as solar energy, wind energy, nuclear energy and energy conservation. Contemporary alternatives such as photovoltaic electricity and wind power generation will be addressed. Individual transportation to field sites is required (discuss with instructor before registering for class if this is an issue).
Note: See Eligibility for prerequisites.
TENTATIVE August 9th
, 2019 – August 16th
, 2019 (to be confirmed in April)
The program charge is $2400.
For a detailed cost breakdown, please review the MU Guided: Iceland - Cost Worksheet
This cost includes:
- Round Trip Airfare
- Group Excursions & Activities
- Some meals
- In-Country Transportation
In-Country Transportation This cost does not include:
*If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one IMMEDIATELY. Keep in mind that it takes 4 - 6 weeks to receive a passport.
- International Health and Travel Insurance (instructions to register will be provided after application approval)
- Transportation to/from US airport
- Passport * (How to Apply for a Passport)
- Personal expenses (souvenirs and other daily expenses)
- Some meals
- MU tuition and fees
Review the detailed payment instructions in the application located on the Study Abroad Portal.
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You may apply financial aid to your study abroad program, if going for academic credit.
Read the following details regarding policies and details to consider
as well as review the Financial Aid Office’s checklist of steps
to use your aid.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Global Education.
Students will stay in hostels while traveling throughout Iceland. Below is a list of tentative accommodation locations. Review details via provided links.
Hostel Name & Location
Study Abroad Eligibility Criteria
To review the full Millersville University study abroad policy, please view the Governance Manual webpage.
- Students must have completed a minimum of 24 college credits (individual programs may have higher requirements) prior to departure. Credit requirements for faculty/staff-led programs (Guided Programs) can be reduced. Students may submit their application for the upcoming study abroad term during the semester in which they complete the minimum credit requirements.
- Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA at time of application (individual programs may have higher requirements), and maintain their GPA prior to departure.
- Students must have in good standing with Millersville’s Code of Student Conduct. The opportunity to study abroad may be denied based on a student’s conduct record with the University as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. Conduct records will be evaluated at the time of the student’s initial application and monitored before his/her departure until the student returns from their experience abroad. A student is required to abide by MU’s Code of Conduct while abroad. Any incidents while abroad that violate MU’s Code of Conduct will be processed by Millersville’s Student Conduct and Community Standards Office. If a student is required to withdraw from a study abroad program for academic or conduct reasons, either before or after the program officially begins, no money will be refunded. Note: A suspension from MU encompasses all university activities, which includes study abroad.
- Students must demonstrate the personal maturity, responsibility, cross-cultural understanding, and the stress management skills necessary for a successful study abroad experience.
- Students must pay all applicable fees. This includes but is not limited to application fees, participation fees, and the fee for international health and travel insurance through MU’s insurance provider.
- Students must successfully complete the pre-departure process after approval is granted by the Office of International Programs and Services. For students who do not complete the pre-departure process, the Office of International Programs and Services reserves the right to revoke their program approval.
- English 110
- Communication 100
- Math 100 or higher
- Junior Class standing
Complete an application using the Study Abroad Portal by clicking "Apply Now" at the top or bottom of this page.
The deadline for completing all application materials is February 15th, 2019
For specific questions about the program details contact Dr. Len Litowitz at (717) 871-7215 or via e-mail at Len.Litowitz@millersville.edu.
For specific questions about studying abroad, contact the Office of International Programs and Services at (717)-871-7506 or e-mail International@Millersville.edu