The World Endeavors Study in Northern Ireland program takes place at Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s University Belfast has a reputation as the most prestigious university in Northern Ireland, and its history of academic excellence dates back centuries. 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. The University offers students a diverse range of academic options, with twenty schools devoted to different fields of study. Students in all academic disciplines can find classes taught by respected researchers and instructors in their fields at Queen’s to challenge and fascinate them. Students at Queen’s are supported both academically and personally and are encouraged to participate in the active life of the campus, which includes student-run clubs, artistic organizations, and intramural sports teams. Belfast hosts music, art, and film festivals that attract local students and international critics and artists, making this city a lively and fascinating place to be a student.
Queen’s University Belfast is a great fit for students who want to experience the British Isles in a place that’s slightly off the beaten path. As part of the United Kingdom and as part of Ireland, Northern Ireland is a fascinating place to gain insights into both. Hard-working students are drawn to the wide range of courses all offered in English at Queen’s and to the university’s high academic standards.
Belfast has reinvented itself in recent years to become one of the most up-and-coming cities of the United Kingdom. The city center has seen massive redevelopment, and locals and tourists alike now flock to the city’s museums, concert halls, and art galleries. A center of higher education, Belfast caters to students from all over the world, and the lively, diverse student presence helps define the creative and friendly local culture. There’s history to see here, too as Belfast has long been an industrial and economic center of the United Kingdom. An abundance of charming local restaurants, cafes, and pubs keep the social life of Belfast interesting, while just outside the city are beautiful hills, valleys, and coastline.
After the successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by Queen’s University Belfast, a fully accredited university.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
• Applicants must have GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
• English fluency is required.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Each student takes 3 or 4 courses per semester.
Contact World Endeavors for assistance.
Students spend four week at Queen’s University Belfast, immersing themselves in a unique academic and cultural experience, and pursue their interests in one of three tailored summer school programs.
Perfect for students who are interested in a comparative international perspective on conflict transformation and social justice, drawing on the experience of conflict in Ireland where the School is delivered. This program studies conflict transformation through both theory and practice as students learn about case studies including Northern Ireland, South Asia, the Middle East, South America and the Balkans. They will study past interventions and policies, how religion impacts peace building, and elements in the process, such as negotiation and dialogue and the roles of victims and perpetrators of injustice.
Areas of study include:
- Conflict Transformation in a Local and Global Perspective
- Religion and Peacebuilding
- Intervention and Integration
- Transitional Justice
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Cross-border Co-operation
- Discourses and Dialogue in Conflict Transformation
- Representing and Dealing with the Past
- Research Methods and Ethics in Conflict Transformation
- Policing and Securitization
Ideal for students who want an immersive experience studying the history, heritage, culture, politics, language and literature of the island of Ireland, with a unique Irish-British perspective. During the course of the program, students will take field trips around Northern Ireland, including visits to St Patrick’s birthplace, Downpatrick, the poet Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace, and to the city of Armagh, Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital.
Areas of study include:
- The history of the people on the land
- Ireland’s place in the world
- The extraordinary and powerful history of migration and diaspora
- The turbulent, intertwined and sometimes creative relationships between Britain and Ireland
- The specific part played by the north, particularly Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, in our history
- Language, literature, music, dance and art
- Conflict and peace
- Heritage, identity and varieties of Irishness
This program is designed to inspire students to view learning as a catalyst for transformation, and is suited to students who are interested in how education can be used as a tool for change. It draws on the variety of local educational practices from faith schools, to the internationally recognized Shared Education Programme to Irish language schools to help students hear firsthand about different educational contexts and disciplines, and research on them. Students will have the opportunity to meet education partners and stakeholders in Northern Ireland, and see their study in practice through visits to informal educational settings.
Topics of study include:
- Northern Ireland and the local and global platform: including sessions on higher education, Northern Ireland culture and dealing with social and religious differences throughout our unique history and in current times.
- Education through Evidence and Social Innovation: including sessions on children’s services, early intervention and prevention, conducting RCTs and a range of rigorous educational research approaches.
- UNESCO sessions: including sessions on curriculum in divided and conflict-affected societies, engaging young people with controversial political issues, models for promoting intercultural education and maximising intergroup contact through schools in divided societies.
- Education for all: including sessions on epistemic justice and special needs education, inclusive education for children and young people with disabilities, mental health needs of children in care and the implications for schools, student voice and youth justice.
- Education Studies and leadership in the 21st century: including sessions on literacy, technology and society, higher order thinking skills, learning dispositions, theories of learning, assessment, the outdoor classroom and educational leadership.
Participants who successfully complete the four-week course will receive 5-6 US academic credits.
Single, furnished, self-catered student accommodations are provided. Students applying on time are likely to be accommodated in a university residence hall as preference is given to international students in the allocation of university accommodation. All university housing is within walking distance of the main campus. Students have access to kitchen facilities to prepare meals, and there are also many restaurants and cafes nearby. Very reasonably priced meals are available at the university’s Student Union.
SPRING SEMESTER 2024: January 8th – June 1st, 2024
– Application Deadline: October 1st, 2023
SUMMER FOUR WEEK PROGRAM: June 26th – August 18th, 2023
– Application Deadline: March 19th, 2023
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Study In Northern Ireland (Queen's University Belfast)||$15,990|
|Summer Study In Northern Ireland (Queen's University Belfast)||$6,390|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
- Summer: 5-6 credits
- Academic transcript from Queen’s University Belfast
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Airport reception and welcome
- Student housing accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Northern Ireland
- Housing security deposit (refundable)
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Also included in Summer Program:
- Breakfast daily
- Field Trips
- Welcome Event and Social Program
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.