Iowa Central offers trip to Denmark for renewable energies study

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Iowa Central Community College has teamed up with three other Community Colleges for International Development to offer a trip with college credit to Denmark May 18-June 3. There students will have the chance to study renewable energy such as wind farming, community based heating systems, methane digesters and solar energy from one of the world's top researchers.

The Danish people are committed to protect the environment. From the late 1970s on, they have built more than 6,000 wind turbines. Denmark will soon have 30 percent of their energy that is produced within their borders come from renewable resources. Students will spend two weeks in Denmark learning about 21st century windmills which weigh more than 75 tons. While there, they will stay with host families.

Participant students must be 18 years of age or older, in good standing with their home college, demonstrate college-level reading, writing, and math, and be motivated and open minded for an international journey.

The program fee for this trip is $2,680 with a $100 deposit by Feb. 1 and full payment by March 15. The fee includes airfare, accommodations, most meals, program activities, and transportation. Students can qualify for a scholarship from Iowa Central which will award four $1,000 scholarships to assist with course expenses.

This is the second year that Iowa Central has offered this trip. Students came from Iowa Central, Missouri, Maryland, and Florida to experience the previous trip.

For more information please contact Ray Beets 576-0099 (ext. 2377) or Dr. Don Heck 576-0099 (ext. 2513)

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