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  • Locations: Ballycastle, United Kingdom; Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Class Eligibility: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Faculty-led, Study Tour
Academic Areas: English, Faith-Justice
Center for International Programs
Program Description:
Identities in Conflict: Violence, Reconciliation and Community (ENG 444) - Study Tour in Northern Ireland
May 21-31st, 2018

(2017 tour) 

Course Information
Course: ENG 444 with Dr. Ann GreenDr. Green

  • English majors/minors
  • Faith/Justice minors
  • Gender Studies minors
  • DGNW Overlay
  • Writing Intensive Overlay
Course Description: This course will examine violence and reconciliation in Northern Ireland along with considerations of race, class, and gender in both the context of Northern Ireland and the context of contemporary U.S. culture.  We are particularly interested in how writing can act as a vehicle for social change, and we will engage in our own writing both to reflect on the conflicts and to consider how writing can give voice to activism. While on the study tour, students will meet with people who have been engaged in struggles for peace and reconciliation.  We will also visit historically important neighborhoods, attend guest lectures, meet activists involved in cross-cultural community organizations, and visit historical and cultural sites in Northern Ireland.

Eligible Students:
  • Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors with a preferred 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Students who need Writing Intensive or Diversity Overlay are encouraged to apply
  • Students with a strong interest in social justice
  • Students who are in good financial standing and who are not on academic or disciplinary probation
Credit: Upon acceptance, students will be registered for either ENG 444, for 3 credits, as part of their Spring 2018 Semester course load. Students will not be able to register themselves for the course.

Class time: TBD

Coorymeela Community corrymeela
We will stay at Corrymeela, an ecumenical community committed to the work of reconciliation by providing a “safe and shared space” where people can meet as Protestants and Catholics, British and Irish, rich and poor, and through open dialogue and interaction grow in trust with one another.  More information about Coorymeela can be found on their website

Tentative Itinerary
·Depart U.S. : Sunday, May 21st from Newark Airport-charter bus from SJU
·Arrive in Northern Ireland: Monday, May 22nd
·Stay at Corrymeela in Ballycastle: Monday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 28th
·Day immersion to Derry/LondonDerry
·Day immersion sightseeing around Northeast Coast
·Two evenings in Ballycastle listening to traditional music
·Belfast: Sunday, May 28th- Tuesday, May 30th
·Depart N.I.: Tuesday, May 31st morning; arrive in Newark, NJ that evening

*Itinerary subject to availability at time of booking 

Program & Cost Information

Your Program Includes: 
  • Transportation: Round-trip, international airfare;  Ground transportation, as necessary
  • Accommodation: Shared accommodation for duration of program
  • Cultural excursions: See itinerary 
  • Meals:  During the duration of stay at Corrymeela & 2 meals in Belfast
  • Logistics: Premium for HTH Emergency Medical, Natural Disaster, and Political Evacuation Insurance; 24/7 Assistance of on-site coordinator and CIP staff (U.S.)
Estimated* Program Fee: $TBD + 3 cr. tuition 
  • Deposit: Non-refundable $300 due to the CIP as part of application by November 15th, 2017
  • Payment 1: $1,183 due to Hawk Central (can be paid online) by January 6th, 2018
  • Payment 2: $1,183 due to Hawk Central (can be paid online) by February 3rd, 2018
*Fee is based upon a minimum of 12 students participating. If the number of participants change, the program fee will also change.  

2) Estimated Undergraduate Tuition: If this course is part of your normal course load (5 classes), there is no extra tuition fee. If this course is an overload course (a 6th course), students must pay overload tuition for the 3 credits.

The program fee does not include:
  • U.S. Passport ($135) or Renewal ($110), see below.
  • Daily, personal expenses & souvenirs
  • Some meals (Consider the Cost of Living Index)
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance (Recommended, but Optional- Students will learn more about how to purchase post-acceptance into the Study Tour)

Passport Information
Although a copy of your passport is not needed in order to apply for a Study Tour, it can take 6 weeks or more to obtain a passport. Upon acceptance, the CIP will need a copy of your passport. If your passport is expired or will expire November 2018 or earlier, please renew your passport right away. Passport information can be found on the State Department Website.
Country Information 
Review the following information for the UK: State Department & CDC information.
How to Apply:
In order to apply for this study tour, students must first attend a Mandatory Information Session on one of the following dates/times: 
  • Oct 5th at 10am-Wachterhauser Seminar Rm-PLC 
  • Oct 13th at 11am-CMC Room-Drexel Library
  • Oct 17th at 3pm- Wachterhauser Seminar Rm-PLC
Questions? Please email Jill Welsh:

Once, you have attended a session, please return to this page to begin the application: 
  1. Click 'Apply Now' on this brochure and begin with your SJU login
  2. COMPLETE All elements of your application before the application deadline October 20th at noon*. Applications are accepted first come, first served.
  3. Upon completion of the CIP application, students will be required to complete an interview with the Faith-Justice Institute during the week of 10/24 &10/31. You will be contacted by the Institute after you submitted your application to schedule the interview. 
  4. The Faith-Justice Institute will select applicants after interviews. If selected, you must submit a $300 Confirmation Deposit to the CIP office by November 15th
*To access a previously started application, please click SJU login/register at the top right and login to view your application. Do not click Apply Now again.
Program Testimonial

Northern Ireland Study Tour from Emily Baumley on Vimeo.

Related Scholarships
CIP Study Tour Grant
Please apply for the Study Tour before applying for the Grant, due by 11:59pm October 15th. Find the grant application here.  In addition to our office scholarship, you can check with your Academic Department for scholarships or review our website information on Scholarships

Department Funding - If the cost of participating on this study tour is prohibitive, Please email Jill Welsh: as there may be some additional departmental funding available. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 11/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2018 05/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.