Traveling to Iceland through the GREEN Program was an invaluable experience for Sydni Fritts, a sophomore studying materials science and engineering. She toured the country’s renewable energy and biofuel industries, viewed the effects of climate change firsthand and experienced Icelandic culture.
“I can easily say it was such an amazing experience,” Fritts said. “Hopefully, people can see the opportunity is exciting and give it a chance themselves.”
As a Global GREEN Ambassador, Fritts shares her experiences with other students. "The hard part is trying to convince someone else,” she said. She hopes her experience and enthusiasm for the program ignites a spark in fellow students to apply to the program.
The GREEN Program is a study abroad opportunity for undergraduates that aims to provide experimental learning in sustainability-focused issues at locations around the world. Fritts was one 19 students selected nationally in a competitive process to serve as fall 2019 ambassadors. For more information about the GREEN Program, including how to apply, visit https://thegreenprogram.com/.