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  • Locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Housing: Dormitory Academic Courses: GLS, HON, REL, SWK
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $2250 + airfare
Program Description:

Belmont in Northern Ireland 



The Belmont Global Institute: Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast is a unique opportunity to study with Belmont University at a premiere international university, and one of Belmont’s new, elite partner institutions in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Social Justice, this program offers an interdisciplinary perspective of conflict transformation and social justice. This program examines the history of conflicts and processes of social justice around the world; case studies include Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Middle East, South Asia, and South America, focusing on topics such as the importance of security and transitional justice, the role of restorative justice in democracy, and how religion impacts peace-building. Excursions to historical and cultural sites in Belfast and beyond, along with a Ceilidh—Irish social gathering of music and dance, are included. Queen’s provides eight or more field trips, which include places like Giant’s Causeway and Londonderry. Open weekends allow students the option of additional travel (Dublin, Edinburgh, London, etc.). Students live in Queen’s accommodations (private room with bath and full-service kitchen) in the vibrant City Center of Belfast; together they attend lectures, enjoy exciting excursions, and experience the hospitality of one of Europe’s most unique cities. After acceptance into the program, students will meet as a group when they apply to Queen’s University Belfast Summer School, with the assistance of Belmont faculty.
  • Giants Causeway
  • Stormont Parliament buildings
  • Belfast Mural tour
  • Londonderry / Derry
  • Crumlin Road Jail
  • Titanic
  • Orangefest
  • Ulster Museum
  • Open Weekend(s) for Independent Group Travel to Scotland, Republic of Ireland, England, Wales, etc. (not covered by program fee)

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen. Ed. core of the specified major. Students must enroll in the 6-hour block of courses at Queen’s University, attend all classes, and participate in all excursions.
ISP 3950: Belmont Global Institute: Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (6 hours) This course of study offered by Queen’s University Belfast can satisfy any two of the following Belmont courses (possibly other courses as approved):
EUR 2950 Civilization and Culture
GLS 1950 Introduction to Global Leadership Studies
HIS 4720 Nationalism and Ethnic Identity
HON 1140 Honors Social Science Seminar
HON 2120 Honors Humanities Social Science Seminar
HON 3130 Honors Religion and Culture
HON 2520 Age of Exploration
HON 3110 Globalization and Modernity
HON 3400 Leadership and Advocacy
PSC 3895 Special Topics in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
REL 3950 Junior Cornerstone Questions That Matter/Third Year Religion
SOC 2440 Restorative Justice
SOC 3350 Social Movements
SOC 3900 Special Topics in the Sociology of Culture
SWK 2950 Discourse and Dialogue in Conflict Transformation
Photo of N.IrelandONLINE OPTIONS:
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $2,250: 
This fee will include housing (with full-service kitchen), guided tours, excursions, daily breakfast,health insurance, and several additional group meals.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: airfare/airport transfers (students may travel by
   the airline and from the airport of their choice, as long as they fly through an approved UK port of
   entry to satisfy the necessary student visa requirements), additional meals/food, course texts,
   open weekend independent group travel, and personal spending

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. 


Dr. Mimi Barnard 
Associate Provost, Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education  FIDELITY 204

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.