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Study Conflict Transformation and Social Justice in Belfast

For students interested in conflict resolution and peace studies, AIFS is offering the Conflict Transformation and Social Justice program in Belfast, Northern Ireland this Summer.

Where better to study conflict resolution and peace building than in Belfast? Northern Ireland’s capital has emerged from the conflict known as ‘The Troubles,’ undergoing a remarkable transformation to become a thriving, modern city.  Belfast is a great base from which to explore the beautiful Irish countryside, beaches and coastal views. It is home to a vibrant cultural scene with museums and galleries, music and dance, food markets, great cafes and restaurants with shopping all on your doorstep.

In conjunction with the Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University in Belfast, this 5-week AIFS program offers a unique opportunity for students to focus on different approaches to conflict transformation in Northern Ireland and around the world—including case studies from the Balkans, the Middle East, South Asia and South America.

Stormont Estate

This program is designed to expose you to different approaches to conflict resolution and peace building with unprecedented access to the people working in this area today. You’ll gain knowledge and insight through a multi-disciplinary approach, hearing from world leading scholars and guest speakers including politicians, church and community leaders and participating in academic field trips.

Queen’s University occupies a beautiful city center campus, combining modern facilities with stunning historic buildings. You’ll live a short walk away from campus in the Queen Elm’s student village for comfort and convenience.

Dunluce Castle – Game of Thrones excursion

In addition to the academics, students enjoy a vibrant social and cultural program of travel and events including a Game of Thrones tour, visits to the Ulster American Folk Park and the Titanic Exhibition (recently voted the world’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards) and a visit to Giant’s Causeway. This program concludes with a 5-day tour around Scotland including Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye.

Studying abroad over Summer term provides an exceptional opportunity to enrich your college studies and gain valuable international experience.

Learn more about our Conflict Transformation and Social Justice program and how you can apply for Summer 2017. Get started today!

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