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  • Locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory Academic Courses: GLS, HON, PSY, PSY w/LAB, REL, SWK
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $5250
Program Description:

Belmont in Northern Ireland 




Hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast, one of Belmont’s new, elite partner institutions, this program will offer an interdisciplinary perspective of conflict transformation and social justice. Queen’s and Belmont faculty will help students examine the history of conflicts and processes of social justice not only on the island of Ireland but around the world. Case studies will include Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Middle East, South Asia and South America. Topics include the importance of security and transitional justice, as well as the role of restorative justice in democracy and how religion impacts peace-building. Excursions to archaeological, historical and cultural sites in Belfast and beyond, with music and dance evenings, are included, as well as weekend excursions: a “Game of Thrones” tour in Northern Ireland, a tour of the Republic of Ireland (Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin).
Northern Ireland: 
  • Causeway Coast and the Antrim Glens
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Titanic Quarter
  • Game of Thrones Tour & Giant’s Causeway
Republic of Ireland:
  • Galway
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dublin (a UNESCO City)

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 Northern Ireland. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.

Students are required to attend all of Queen’s presentations and take a minimum of one of the following courses.

PSY 2950: Moral Psychology: Social Justice and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland. (Non-lab science, 3 hours credit, counts toward a PSY major or minor elective.)

PSY 1950: Moral Psychology: Social Justice and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland. (Lab science, 4 hours credit, counts toward Bell Core)  

Students may take 1-2 courses from the following (Honors credit is available):
  • GLS 1950 Belfast: Introduction to Global Leadership Studies
  • SWK 2950 Belfast: Discourses and Dialogue in Conflict Transformation
  • REL 3950 Belfast JCS: Questions That Matter
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: $5,500: 
This fee will include round trip airfare from Nashville, housing, some meals, student health insurance, and group excursions.  

Costs not covered by the program fee include:
course texts and supplies, personal expenses.

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. Wayne Barnard 
Department of Psychological Science MCWHORTER HALL 417

Dr. Mimi Barnard 

Associate Provost, Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education  FIDELITY 204

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.