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WIU in Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Housing Option:
Residence hall Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Type: Group
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Earned Hours Required: 12 S.H. Program Advisor: Kim McDaniel
Courses Offered: Political Science Non-WIU Students: Yes
Number of Semester Hours: 3, 6 Term: Summer
Graduate credit available: Yes
Program Description:
**Cost estimate now available.  See below**

Marked by a history of political and cultural turmoil, Northern Ireland provides a context-transcending gateway for thinking about a wide variety of interdisciplinary issues, especially "identity".  The idea of identity is defined in different ways, not only by various disciplines but by individuals, cultures and countries.  Northern Ireland serves as a great location to compare and contrast how the issues of identity have developed and changed over the years both there and in the United States.

Based at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University in Belfast, this Study Abroad Program combines pre-departure work online, on-site classroom instruction and excursions to give you a fuller picture of Northern Ireland.  Prior to departure, you will reflect on your identity through readings and online discussions.  Your on-site lectures are taught in an interdisciplinary approach by leading academics from various departments at Queen's University, including history, Irish studies, management, English, and politics.  Outside experts present additional information on various topics, both in lectures and site visits.  Evening activities include Irish dancing, music, and cinema.  No matter your major or areas of interest, Northern Ireland has something for you.

Credit offered: Undergraduates--POLS 379 and UNIV 379, 3 sh each, Summer 2014.  For Politicial Science majors/minors, POLS 379 can substitute for POLS 381, 382, 383, or 389.

Graduates--POLS 679, 3 sh, Summer 2014.
Please check with your academic adviser for more information about how these classes fit your specific academic plans.

Class sessions for POLS 379/679 are held online prior to departure.  You are also required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Study Abroad office (Spring 2014—date and time TBA).

Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Erin Taylor. 

Undergraduates Graduates
Completed at least 12 semester hours Accepted to a graduate degree program
Minimum 2.5 overall GPA Approval of graduate adviser and department chair/program director
Good standing with Student Judicial Programs Good standing with Student Judicial Programs

All majors are welcome!  Non-degree students are also welcome to apply and should contact Kim McDaniel for additional requirements.  Total enrollment is limited to 20 students.

Due to the inclusion of some meals in this program, students with special dietary needs should contact Kim McDaniel about their specific situation.  Accommodations can be arranged with advance notice.

Accessibility and accommodation may be very different from the United States.  Sidewalks are often narrow and uneven.  Train stations often have stairs and/or long hallways for exiting to the street.  Elevators in stations are rare.  Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center.

Application deadline:  February 3, 2014
Non-refundable deposit:  $800 due March 3, 2014.  All students must submit a Study Abroad Medical Report showing medical clearance to participate, pay the $45 application fee, and upload proof of passport prior to deposit payment.
Second payment:  $800 due April 1, 2014
Third payment:  $800 due May 1, 2014
Final payment:  Approx. $1,420 due June 6, 2014. 

ESTIMATED COST:  $3,820.  Based on exchange rate of $1.68 = £1. 
This is an estimate and is subject to change.  Please see the Budget Sheet for more details.
A Travel Grant is available for this Program.  For more information and to apply, please see our Travel Grant page

Lodging is in the Elms Halls of Residence (Elms Village) at Queen's University.  Rooms are singles with bathrooms in the room.  For more information on the lodgings, visit the QU website .

Academic Information Study Abroad
Dr. Erin Taylor Kim McDaniel
413 Morgan Hall 344 Memorial Hall
298-2366 298-2504

Information sheet

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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.