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  • Locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Wexford, Ireland;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: ENG, JCS, REL, SNG
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6500
Program Description:

Belmont in Ireland & N. Ireland 




Join Belmont’s Study Abroad Program and explore the land of Eire. We will travel to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. While based in Dublin, we’ll uncover the cultural significance behind Glendalough, Trinity College and places made famous by such writers as James Joyce, William Butler Yeats and Jonathan Swift. Then we’ll head south to Waterford and then west to Killarney and Galway where Gaelic and traditional music flourish. From there we will head north to Sligo, tracking the history of Ireland, ancient and modern, stopping at the magnificent World Heritage Site, The Giant’s Causeway, and visiting locations associate more recently with the Troubles in Belfast. Discover the beauty and the tragedy, the history and the hope, that defines this land still struggling to be united.

  • Glendalough Monastic Site
  • Wicklow Mountains 
  • Saint Patricks Cathedral
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Aran Islands
  • The Giant's Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge 


All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Ireland and N. Ireland. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.

Lyric Writing in Ireland & Scotland: SNG 3950
Meets major requirement – SNG 3120 Lyric Writing
Songwriting majors only
Class limit – 12 students
Professor: James Elliott, M.A.:
Scotland has produced some of the greatest writers in history from Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott to musical poets K.T. Tunstall and Mark Knopfler. You’ll write your own lyrics inspired by the lands majestic beauty and history while you explore the land of “Braveheart,” William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.Traveling to Belfast in Northern Ireland you’ll walk the streets where the music of Van Morrison was born and see where the mighty Titanic was built. Along the way you’ll write narratives and lyrics based on your travels and the people you meet along the way.

With Pen in Hand: ENG 3950
Professor Kimberly Balding, M.A.:
Experience the magical land of saints and scholars while traveling to destinations in Ireland and N. Ireland. With pen in hand, travel to such iconic destinations as Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, Belfast, and Dublin. While there, we will read what other writers have said about these magical lands.  
Courses: 3rd Year Writing/ ENG 3950 (substitutes for ENG 3010) and HUM 3950                 

Celtic Spirituality: REL 3950
Dr. Ann Coble:
Join us on the emerald green, windswept hills of Ireland and N. Ireland!  This course explores the spirituality of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and N. Ireland, including pre-Christian beliefs and Christianity as it has developed there. Using an historical-theological approach, this course will look at both the beliefs and the practices of various kinds of spirituality from around 1000 B.C.E. to the present. Special attention will be given to the ancient Celts and Picts, the early monastic Christians, and the current Catholic-Protestant conflict in Northern Ireland with an emphasis on reconciliation in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. We will take day-trips most days. Course: • REL 3950 – for REL 3015: Celtic Spirituality This course fulfills 3rd Year Religion (for Path A or Path B) and Junior Cornerstone requirements.
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


celtic cross
1. Program Fee: $6,500:  This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville. Housing (including Wi Fi), some meals, group travel between destinations on the itinerary, student health insurance, and museum & site admissions.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses for
meals, gifts/souvenirs and international cell phone plan (required).

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Summer tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


James Elliott, M.A.
Dr. Ann Coble

Kimberly Balding, M.A.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.