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  • Locations: Ballycastle, United Kingdom; Belfast, United Kingdom; Corrymeela, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Londonderry/Derry, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Embedded
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UVA in Ireland & North Ireland: Policies for Conflict and Peace 


This course investigates the development of conflict in Northern Ireland, the institutional reforms embedded in the peace process culminating in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the stability of the peace in the ensuring years, and the strains placed on the peace by the Brexit vote in 2016. We investigate how elites re-crafted political institutions for power-sharing, how economic opportunities for employment are critical to the peace process, and how the ongoing historical meaning of “the Troubles” is contested. This class includes a spring break field study in Ireland and N. Ireland., with specific attention to Dublin, Derry, and Belfast.


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The program will be based in Dublin (Ireland) and in Derry, Corrymeela, and Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK).

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Policies for Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland
(Undergraduate Capstone; LPPP 4991; 3 credits)

Program Dates
March 7-15 (in Ireland and N. Ireland). Travel to Ireland and N. Ireland will take place during Spring Break. Students will depart the U.S. on March 6 to be on site for the start of the program on March 7. Students will return to the U.S. on March 15. On-grounds meetings will take place before and after the time abroad (dates, room, and times TBA).

2020 Spring: PPOL 4991 Ireland Syllabus

You are not required to submit a personal statement for this application. This will be checked off for you by the education abroad advisor. Students participating in this program are not required to attend the International Studies Office Orientation. There will be separate preparation meetings for this program.

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Professor Paul Martin |

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Patti Edson,, International Study Fellow

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Accommodation will be at hotels in Dublin, Derry, and Belfast as well as a retreat house in Corrymeela.

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

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The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


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All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.