Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Education for Global Citizenship: The Northern Ireland Experience

Ireland is one of the world’s most charming countries. Its friendly people, with strong cultural ties to Pennsylvania, are disarmingly frank and open. Stunning scenery like Slieve League (Europe’s highest sea cliffs), the Glens of Antrim, and the Giant’s Causeway set the background for important cultural contributions such as Newgrange megalithic site (5000 years old), Derry’s historic city walls and Corrymeela Peace Center. Prosperity and peace are transforming Ireland into a dynamic economy with ancient roots.

Education for Global Citizenship: The Northern Ireland Experience will be associated with St. Mary’s University College, Queen's University, Corrymeela Peace Center and Oideas Gael Irish Language College.

The course will be visiting Belfast city to meet civic groups, political leaders and grass roots organizations. We will also visit Stormont Castle, the Glens of Antrim and the scenic Antrim coast, Corrymeela Peace Center in Ballycastle, Derry city and its ancient walls, and a traditional Irish speaking community in west Donegal.

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Program Offerings

EDFN 586 Topics in Education
EDFN 511 Comparative Education
GOVT 408 Seminar in Political Science
SOCY 320 Sociology of Education (G3 and W)

All courses will be taught in English. The primary instructor will be Dr. Dominic Scott a professor at Millersville University.

Please see the link below for more information about this program and a video of Dr. Scott describing his course:

Peace and Education in Northern Ireland

Dr. Scott describes his Northern Ireland course

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that these three credits are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.


Millersville students will pay approximately $2,200.00 to participate in this course:

This cost includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Travel in Ireland
  • Admissions and stipends for speakers
  • Some Meals

This cost does not include:

  • Millersville tuition and fees
  • ISIC Cards
  • Passport (if necessary)
  • Some Meals
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs and other daily expenses)

In the past, students have spent approximately $500.00 for entertainment, souvenirs, incidentals, and meals.

A payment schedule is available.

Financial Assistance

Since this program offers 3 academic credits, students should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their specific financial aid package.


Students will study in Ireland for 12 days and 10 nights, June 15 – June 26, 2013.


Students will be housed in hostels with Motel 6 standards or higher. These are modern hostels, purpose built peace and cultural conference centers, and B & Bs.


Students must register for one of the above mentioned MU courses (either undergraduate or graduate credits as appropriate).

Transfer of Credit

The course will be the equivalent of 3 MU credits for the twelve day program.

To Apply

Students must bring a $600.00 non refundable fee (fee will be returned if slots are filled) with the application form to Dr. Dominic Scott Stayer Room #409. Due dates for balance will be:

January 30, 2012                                               $550

February 28, 2012                                              $525

March 30, 2012                                                  $525

For more information please contact Dr. Dominic Scott, Professor of Educational Foundations, in Stayer Educational Center (Room 409) at 872-3382 or email inquiries to