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. 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. The program includes travel opportunities to sites such as the Stormont Parliament Buildings, Clifton Street Cemetery, Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, and the historic city of Londonderry, where students visit the Tower Museum and the Museum of Free Derry and take a tour of the murals and city walls. For students who wish to travel independently, Belfast is conveniently located for day and weekend trips.
WHO CHOOSES THIS PROGRAM?
Queen’s University Belfast is a great fit for students who want to experience the British Isles in a place 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 at Queen’s all offered in English and to the university’s high academic standards. The summer program attracts a variety of participants of all ages and from different backgrounds. The diverse group includes university students, teachers, professors, and those who simply have a passion for Irish history and culture.
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. Known as a center of higher education, Belfast caters to students from all over the world, and the lively, diverse student presence helps to 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 the beautiful hills, valleys, and coastline of Ireland.
Students in the summer program at Queen’s University Belfast focus on aspects of Irish culture. Courses include Irish history, culture, literature, and politics. Participants who successfully complete the three-week course will receive 3 US academic credits.
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.
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 cafés nearby. Reasonably priced meals are available at the university’s Student Union.
4 – WEEK SUMMER TERM 2018: June 25th – July 20th, 2018
– Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018
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.
|Summer Study In Northern Ireland (Queen's University Belfast)||$5,190|
- Onsite coordinator
- Academic transcript from Queen’s University
- Student housing accommodations
- Onsite orientation
- Travel medical insurance
- Visa support
- Student services and learning support
- Airport pick-up and welcome
- Pre-departure guidance and handbook
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Re-entry support and alumni services
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
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.