image %281%29Every year, a series of “guided trips” are taken by Millersville students to destinations across the world. This summer, Dr. Len Litowitz is taking a group of students to Iceland from Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, June 2. As the only country to generate all of its electrical power through alternative means, this trip will focus on the idea of global sustainability initiatives primarily involving energy, food, fresh water and waste management.

This is an especially timely topic as one of Millersville’s biggest initiatives is sustainability, showcased by the new zero energy Lombardo Welcome Center. Students will have the opportunity to  tour museums, visit hot springs, whale watch, visit a geothermal heating center and power plants, agricultural facilities, and enjoy the many waterfalls, lava fields, parks and hiking territories of Iceland.

“I’m very excited to be going on this trip, considering my interest in environmental conservation and sustainability. Iceland is the only country that generates all of its electrical power through alternative methods, making it an excellent model for the rest of the world to follow,” said junior, Catherine Oscsodal.

This trip will fulfill the University Perspectives requirement. The course is titled “Energy, Sustainability and the Environment.” Other trips that will take place this summer include a theatre program in England, a music and culture program in Europe including Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, a disaster relief service project in Puerto Rico and a mathematics and culture program in Belize.

For more information regarding the Iceland trip, please visit:

https://millersville-ogep.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=15447

For more information regarding study abroad or the other trips offered by Millersville University, please visit: https://millersville-ogep.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.Home

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