Spend spring break in beautiful Northern Ireland for an experience of a lifetime! Throughout this program students will see large metropolitan areas and small country towns, meeting local Irish folk and absorbing all that this small region has to offer. Culture, history, politics, and religion are combined into a unique and engaging experience that offer 4 credits in just one week!
Action packed itinerary - Students will visit Belfast, Omagh, and Derry while visiting museums, wall murals, historic sites, universities, memorials, and more! Whether this is your first trip abroad or one of many, you will have the opportunity to travel with an OU faculty member and see sites normal tourists would never get to see.
Experiential learning - This program is focused on engaging with the local culture to gain a deeper understanding of the themes and concepts discussed in class. This is not a lecture course - students are encouraged to interact with the local people and places that bring the topic of human rights, law and justice to life in this post-conflict area.
Fascinating landscape – See the rugged beauty of this region while learning about the history and culture of its people. Northern Ireland is fascinating not only for its beauty but also for the people!
February 27 – March 8, 2015
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 3, 2014. Spaces fill up fast so early application is recommended.
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to all OHIO undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program accepts applications from non-Ohio University students.
Courses and credits
ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law & Justice
This 3-credit course focuses on the post-conflict transition of Northern Ireland after its long legacy of violence and human rights abuses. Students will learn about the current peace-building efforts, with much of the course material being drawn from on-site activities and interactions.
ANTH 3930 – Independent Study
Students will be required to enroll in ANTH 3930 – Independent Study, during Spring Semester 2015. This is a 1-credit orientation course will prepare students for studying in a different culture and give them background knowledge on the program.
Additional Information on Ireland
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html.
US citizens may need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information on this program contact:
Bentley Annex 131
Office of Education Abroad
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840