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  • Locations: Belfast, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Londonderry, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirements:
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Open to:
Non-USF Applicants, USF Students
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Heather Jarema
Minimum GPA:
Sponsoring College:
College of Arts and Sciences, Government and International Affairs
Program Primary Subject:
Social Sciences
Program Description:

See the students' experience with photos and videos from this past summer on the 
USF in Northern Ireland Facebook Page!


Program Overview

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Interested in learning about peace building and conflict reconciliation? Then join us for USF in Northern Ireland’s program on Conflict Transformation. Over the course of four weeks students will get the opportunity to attend lectures led by world leading academics hosted by Queen’s University and will be able to visit locations around Belfast that have been impacted by this country’s history. Some of the issues that will be addressed in these lectures and site visits are types of transitional justice, understanding conflict, mediating conflict, and inclusion and exclusion in transitional societies.

While in Belfast students will reside in single, en-suite accommodations at Queen's University Elms Halls of Residence.  Students will also be able to visit some of Northern Ireland’s major landmarks such as Giant’s Causeway, the Ulster American Folk Park, the beautiful coast and glens of Antrim, Londonderry, Titanic Belfast and participate in some Irish cultural activities such as a Ceilidh (Irish Dancing) in the Great Hall of Queen’s University. Yes, there is actually a great hall!

The major benefits of this program are that students will be taught about conflict resolution by experts in the field and in a location that is emerging from conflict.

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Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal scenery and has a fascinating history and cultural heritage that showcases stunning castles, monasteries and other historical sites.

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Host Institution

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Queen's University Belfast was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, before becoming a university in its own right in 1908. Queen’s is in the top one per cent of global universities and is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, alongside Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London.  Queen’s University’s historic, city-based campus is set in south Belfast, 15 minutes’ walk from the vibrant city centre. Queen’s is at the heart of the city’s culture, arts and social scenes. Whatever the time of year, Belfast is the ultimate student city, offering a huge selection of places to shop, socialize, eat and relax – all within walking distance of the cosmopolitan University campus.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Download Course Approval FormCAF USF in Northern Ireland 201705

INR 4931: Peace Building and Conflict Resolution (3 Credit Hours)

Field Trips Included:

  •    Walking Tour of Belfast and Queen's Unviersity
  •    Field Trip to Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park
  •    Antrim Coast, Glens of Antrim, and Giant's Causeway.
  •    Trip to Derry/Londonderry- Incudes locals museums, the Guildhall, and a tour of the City Walls
  •    Titanic Belfast
  •    Stormont, Discussion Panel with representatives from the political parties in Northern Ireland

Culural Activities:

  •    Ceilidh(Irish Dancing) in the Great Hall, Queen's University
  •    Workshop on Traditional Irish Music
  •    Pub Quiz and Traditional Music

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Faculty Heather Jarema

Heather Jarema is currently the academic advisor for Political Science in the Government and International Affairs Department at USF. She received her bachelor's in history from the University of South Florida. While attending USF she also participated in USF in Florence and traveled around the UK and Europe for a summer. After graduating she moved to Ireland and received her Master's in International Law from the National University of Ireland, where her research interests included: transitional justice and conflict resolution focusing on the conflicts in Africa, small arms regulation, and the protection of artifacts and monuments during periods of conflict. Heather brings her extensive experiences in the UK and Ireland, background in academic affairs and advising and her knowldge in the field of Transitional Justice to the USF program in Northern Ireland.

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost: TBD

Included in Program:

  • Each student will have a standard single room with private washbasin and en-suite bathroom
  • Cooked breakfast included
  • A program of organized visits and excursions
  • Admission fees to museums and historical sites per the itinerary
  • On-site leadership of USF professor
  • Sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance

Not Inlcuded:

  • Tuition
  • Passport fees
  • Round trip airfare
  • Meals (other than those specified) and personal spending

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Living Arrangements

While in Belfast students will reside in single, en-suite accommodations at Queen's University Elms Halls of Residence.

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Who Can Participate?

All degree seeking students needing to take an upper level elective credit course.
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How and When to Pay

Please click here for further details regarding payment.

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Getting There

You will be responsible for reserving and purchasing your international airline ticket.  Please do not purchase your air ticket until you have been advised to do so by the Program Coordinators. 

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.

Please click here for more detailed information.

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Safety & Health

Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding

Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.

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Special Terms

Students should carefully review the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.

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Contacts for More Information

Faculty Contact:
Heather Jarema, Program Director
Office: SOC 382
Phone: (813) 974-6792

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This program is currently not accepting applications.