Category: Ireland

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Reflection: Home Sweet Home

Hello all! After 4 epic weeks studying abroad in Belfast, it was time to head back to the States! I arrived home safely and immensly grateful for my experience. During my time in Northern Ireland, I truly learned a lot about the course of study in conflict transformation and social justice. Being in an area ...

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The Last Few Days: Week 4

The weekend before my last week in Belfast, I went on a quick trip to London, England! The final week consisted of a few concluding lectures, a visit to a historic gaol (jail) and various farewell events. Our final field trip with Queen’s University was to Crumlin Road Gaol. This was an operating prison before ...

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Week 4: #BullsMeetWorld

Today officially marks the home stretch of the Northern Ireland program! As far as week 4 goes, we have begun to have dialogue on dealing with the past and what it could mean for the future of conflict in Northern Ireland (as well as many other areas of conflict presently in the world). However, today ...

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Talking to Locals: Week 3

This week in Belfast I went on a field trip to Giant’s Causeway, had some lectures, saw a 12th of July parade, and visited Titanic Belfast! However, this past Sunday (the day after a long journey to the Cliffs of Moher: a must see!) I was able to visit St. George’s Market in Belfast. The ...

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Week 3: The Twelfth of July National Holiday

Another week goes by... as week 3 will be coming to an end. Our lectures this week differed on topics such as researching the everyday lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland, shared education, engaging youth from divided societies, and our field trip to the breathtaking Antrim Coast of Giant's Causeway. Although, this week ...