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What does Northern Ireland have to offer

For a small country, this area of rolling hills, lakes and low mountains in the north-east of Ireland packs a lot of punch. While you are building your skills and resume on a study abroad program here, you can live out your Game of Thrones fantasies in the emerald-green landscape of Northern Ireland.

Explore one of the finest coastal walks in Ireland, the 33-mile long Causeway Coast path, which takes you past several must-see landmarks like the unique landscape feature of The Giant’s Causeway and the 250-year-old Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge. Stop off at country pubs along the way and indulge in a few pints of Guinness.

Take a break from class to trace your ancestry at the Ulster American Folk Park, which tells the story of Irish emigration; or get a bird’s-eye view of Derry, the only remaining intact walled city in Ireland, from the top of its walled ramparts. Whether you’re snug in a pub, or feeling the sea breeze on a cliff path, Northern Ireland will weave its enchantment on you.

Where do we operate programs in Northern Ireland

What type of programs can you do in Northern Ireland

STUDY ABROAD IN NORTHERN IRELAND

World Endeavors study abroad programs’ are located in Belfast, where students have the perfect mix of city scenes and outdoor adventures at their fingertips.

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Our Northern Ireland Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Summer Study in Northern Ireland (Queen’s University Belfast)

The World Endeavors Summer Study in Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast offers students the chance to take an intensive course in Irish studies at the prestigious and historic Queen’s University Belfast.

Summer Study in Northern Ireland (Queen’s University Belfast)

Students gain a richer, deeper understanding of Irish culture, particularly the unique atmosphere of Northern Ireland, while experiencing life in the fascinating city of Belfast. Outside the classroom, students have the opportunity to meet with representatives of Northern Ireland’s political parties, who help students learn more about the tumultuous history and current political issues of Northern Ireland.

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland offers a variety of activities to enjoy during your spare time, Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or culture. Here are some ideas:

  • Explore Belfast: The capital city is known for its vibrant arts scene, historic sites, and Titanic Belfast, a museum dedicated to the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Take a Black Taxi Tour to learn about the Troubles, a period of conflict in Northern Ireland.
  • Giant’s Causeway: This UNESCO World Heritage site features stunning interlocking hexagonal basalt columns that have inspired myths and legends. It’s a great place for hiking, photography, and enjoying coastal views.
  • Castles and Historic Sites: Northern Ireland has numerous castles and historic sites, such as Dunluce Castle, Carrickfergus Castle, and the Navan Centre & Fort.
  • Music and Entertainment: Enjoy live music and performances in various pubs and venues in Belfast.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

Northern Ireland FAQs

Is Northern Ireland safe?

Northern Ireland is generally safe for travelers, but awareness of its history and politics is essential. Stay updated on current events and follow travel advisories for a well-informed and respectful visit.

What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast.

What currency is used in Northern Ireland?

The currency used in Northern Ireland is the British Pound Sterling, often denoted as GBP (£).

How big is Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland covers an area of approximately 14,130 square kilometers (5,460 square miles).

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