Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland (closed)

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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  • Summer 1 Semester - May 14 - June 15, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2013

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Faculty Leader: Sheila Kohanteb (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (

Information Session: November 21, 2013, 5pm, at the SJRC, 106 St. Stephen St.

Term: Summer I


  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement
  • SOCL3471 Social Conflict and Community Services Abroad


The Primary objective of this program is to assist students in learning about the causes, consequences, and possible solutions for social conflict in Northern Ireland. The academic portion of this Dialogue will cover readings from sociology, political science, gender studies, education, and history (and more), about the nature of the conflict and conflict resolution in Northern Ireland. Attention is also given to helping students see beyond their customary social experiences and academic disciplines. The students will work on projects that deal in some way with social conflict, broadly defined.  A portion of their research will be tied to performing community service in a specific organization in Belfast as well as working with Northern Ireland youth on a group project. In-depth reflection on their work, individual experiences, readings, and related social issues will occur through group interactions, reaction summaries, and focused discussions in class seminars. Each student will write an analytic paper that ties in theoretical issues with their research experiences. Students will be hosted at Queens University in Belfast, and will travel throughout the country visiting important historical and cultural sites.



  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations: Regional Engagement
  • SOCL3471 Social Conflict and Community Services Abroad

Host University

Queens University, Belfast

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Students will be required to interview with faculty leader prior to admittance into the program.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.  Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.*
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)


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Tuition: $10,195

DOC Fee: $2,000

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.


Students will stay in the Queens University dormitories.


We will be based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and will travel throughout the North meeting with various scholars, and visiting important historical and cultural sites.