Belfast Graduate Workshop

Belfast Graduate Workshop

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.

The information below is about Millersville's graduate workshop abroad and is different from the course abroad also taking place in Northern Ireland this summer.

The information for the course abroad has its own webpage and can be located on the menu bar to the left. Please contact Dr. Dominic Scott (contact information at bottom) regarding details for either program.

Visit the MU Ireland Summer Course Facebook page by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/MUIrelandSummerCourse

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Program Offerings

EDW 586 Building a Culture of Peace in the Classroom: Concepts for Peace- building and Conflict Resolution

Explore how education is promoting Peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland through guest speakers, visits to universities, integrated schools and peace organizations.

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

Costs

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.

Dates

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

Trip Highlights:

  • Belfast City
  • Stormont Castle
  • Ulster Folk Museum
  • Cultúrlann
  • Murals of Belfast and Derry
  • Queen’s University and Botanic Gardens, Belfast
  • St. Mary’s University College
  • Visits to Integrated Schools
  • Corrymeela Community
  • The Giant’s Causeway
  • Walls of Derry City
  • Glens of Antrim

Accommodation

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.

Eligibility

Students must register for the above mentioned MU course. The grade for the course is determined by prior research, a 12-page research paper, and attendance at prior meetings.

Transfer of Credit

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

To Apply

For more information or an application please contact Dr. Dominic Scott, Professor of Educational Foundations, in Room 409: Stayer Educational Center at 872-3382 or email inquiries to Dominic.Scott@millersville.edu