Monthly archives: January, 2015

The GREEN Program Spring Break Seeking Applications

The GREEN Program Spring Break Seeking Applications: 

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. Our short-term, accredited, immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries.

Disclaimer: This is not your traditional Spring Break. We are seeking applications from students who are looking to set themselves apart and excel with bucket-list adventures, exclusive industry access, and personal and professional growth in the best places on Earth. On The GREEN Program, you can expect to accomplish the following (and more) in 8-10 days:

  • Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals
  • Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects
  • Travel to the best countries in the world focused on renewable energy and sustainability topics
  • Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience
  • Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals
  • Bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and real-time industry insight
  • Participate on world-class bucket list adventure excursions
  • Earn an academic transcript during our 8-10 day programs

Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program.

PERU: Home of 2014 United Nations Climate Change Conference & A Seven World Wonder

Industry Topic:

Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices 

Select a Program That Best Fits Your Schedule:

10-Day Summer Break

*Open to all majors, 18 years old +


ICELAND: Voted “10 Coolest Places to Visit in 2015” & “#1 in The World’s 10 Cleanest Countries” – Forbes 

Industry Topic: 
Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Select a Program That Best Fits Your Schedule: 
8-Day Spring Break | 
10-Day Summer Break

*Open to all majors, 18 years old+ 

PHILADELPHIA, USA: “Top 3 Places To Go in 2015” – NYTimes

Industry Topic:

Sustainable Design & Urban Regeneration

Program Available:
9-Day Summer Break

*Open to all majors, 18 years old +

Applications are rolling, and students will receive a response if they are accepted within 24-48 hours. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Join students from 250 universities and 77 countries who are going GREEN!

Ask a GREEN representative about our Financial Assistance option available for students. or 888 231 4711

Our latest Blog: “Why 2014 Was the Year for STEM Study Abroad”


See what students just like you have to say about their life-changing GREEN Experience in the GREEN Student Series


Several GREEN students from around the world partake on the journey of a lifetime.  The GREEN Journey 2014.

Read reviews on to gain insight on the type of experience you can expect from participating on The GREEN Program. Break out of your comfort zone and become a catalyst of positive change. 


As a Commitment Partner of the United Nations’ IIE initiative, Generation Study Abroad, we are committed to doubling the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

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$ get cash for your undergrad student research project! $

Dear Student:


If you are involved in any type of research project, DON’T HIT DELETE — This  is directed to you!


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Honors College and the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the 2015 Student Research Forum (SRF), which will be held on April 2, 2015. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. In addition to awards in the above categories, awards will be given to the top student research projects that best reflect the principles of sustainability and those that use women, sex, and/or gender as the central focus of their study or which have a primary focus on understanding sex or gender differences related to the topic under study.


We strongly encourage all students to consider participating. Your participation is the key to a successful event and each of you will gain valuable experience in presenting your work in a one-on-one style to a diverse group of UIC colleagues, including faculty and alumni judges. Students will also be eligible for cash prizes in each category.


To participate in the event, you will need to submit a one-page abstract by 9:00AM, Monday, March 16, 2015. Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website.


Event logistics are as follows:


UIC Student Research Forum

Thursday, April 2, 2015

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Judging and Presentations)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Reception and Prizes)

UIC Forum

725 W. Roosevelt Rd.


In March and April, the Honors College will offer workshops on abstract writing, and poster and presentation preparation that will be free and open to the whole campus. Please read upcoming massmails, check the SRF website for the dates and locations or email Associate Dean Sara Hall at for more information.


I look forward to seeing you and hearing about your interesting work at the forum.




Mitra Dutta, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research


Position: Alternative Spring Break Land Management Crew Volunteer – Spring 2015

Description: Spend your spring break gaining valuable experience and learning skills in the oldest and largest Forest Preserve in the nation. The Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) create an emerald jewel around the City of Chicago comprised of 69,000 acres of a variety of ecosystems. Learn about how the FPCC manages these valuable natural resources, the tools used to do the job and ways we are adapting to environmental changes in a highly urbanized environment. Typical work days include: invasive species removal, brush pile burning, tree care and removal, herbicide application, prescription burning and other general land management responsibilities.

Duration: 5 days in a week; Monday-Sunday, 6:30am-2:30pm (Please note: times are subject to change based on weather conditions and projects available)

Number of Positions per site: 5

Staff Supervisor: Robb Chapman, Resource Specialist III

Phone: 312-237-5350


Duties and Requirements

 Must be a college/university student enrolled in a Forestry, Restoration, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Ecology or similar major

 Needs one recommendation letter from a current professor/advisor

 Must provide own transportation to the Resource Management site

 Participants may choose to sign up to camp at one of the FPCC camping sites or must provide own housing arrangements

 Start/end times and locations may be adjusted based on work; Saturday & Sunday work may be available if weather allows for prescription burning

 Steel toe boots required if using chainsaw (must have formal chainsaw training); Sturdy work boots required otherwise

 Must dress for outdoor work, including long pants. Layers, long sleeves, hat and sun protection recommended

 Tools & PPE provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County

 Must have the ability to lift objects over 25 lbs. continuously during a work day and be comfortable working around loud machinery

 Experience in plant ID, brush removal, general land management and formal chainsaw training preferred

 Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Burn Crew Member or NWCG Basic Wildland Firefighter training preferred

 All volunteers are required to complete an orientation and training for their position. Training is done on-site by a staff representative and includes a brief tour and description of the site-specific duties

 Online application and criminal background check required

 Please upload your resume and letter of recommendation to your Online Profile

2015 Bike a Bee Apprentice

Begins Early April 2015, goes until September/indefinitely.

Open to students with flexible weekday daytime schedules.

More info:


Offered by National Technical University of Athens, NTUA (GR)
Beginning June 2015


Sustainability Policy and Practice:
An Executive Masters Degree Program

Three one-week courses over three consecutive summers covering:
• Sustainability Definition, Policy and Practice
• Energy and Climate Change
• Critical Resource Management and Restoration
Venue: Different Greek island each summer to work on environmental project for island
Instruction by distinguished international experts
Students have option to take one or more courses per summer

Two Unpaid Spring Events and Marketing Internships @ Chicago Gateway Green

The Spring Events and Marketing Internship provides you with a unique hands-on opportunity to learn more about event planning, marketing, and day-to-day management in a non-profit organization. The internship will run from early January to Mid-May.

More info: