Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Diversity & Conflict in the U.S. And Northern Ireland: Gender, Sexuality, Religion & Culture

The course visits Belfast, Donegal, Derry & Portrush to experience important social, cultural, historical, and educational sites including a murals tour, museums (eg., Irish living history, conflict, and Titanic), castles, ancient tower ruins, Slieve League cliffs, integrated (Catholic & Protestant) primary school, Bloody Sunday tour, Giant's Cuaseway, women's senter, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, etc.

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INFORMATION SESSION: An Information Session for the Northern Ireland Course Abroad will be held on TBD.

Program Offerings

Students earn 3 credits and can count the course as one of the following:

  • EDFN 312 Women & Education
  • EDFN 511 Comparative Education
  • SOCY 320 Sociology of Education

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.

All courses will be taught in English. The primary instructor will be Dr. Scott Richardson, Assistant Professor at Millersville University.


Cost: approximately $2,400.00 to participate for 11 days in this course.

This cost includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Travel in Ireland
  • Admissions and stipends for speakers
  • Music & Dance Sessions
  • Some Meals

This cost does not include:

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

* If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately. Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to receive a passport.

Financial Aid

Study Abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses. It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville, however in other areas of the world, the cost of living may be less.)

For undergraduate students: Federal/State Financial Aid: If you qualify for federal and/or PA state financial aid, you may apply it to your accredited study abroad program. For aid specific to summer aid, most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid. Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year. (Summer Class Financial Aid Question)

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs to submit to the Financial Aid Office. As part of the Pre-Departure Paperwork process, students must indicate on their paperwork whether or not they wish to use summer financial aid. If they choose to use financial aid for this course abroad, the Office of Global Education will submit a cost worksheet to the Financial Aid Office on their behalf. These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.) and are used to re-evaluate students' financial aid packages. Costs associated with any additional travel outside of what is required by the program will not be included in the financial aid cost worksheet.

All undergraduate and graduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their specific financial aid package.


Students will study in Ireland for 11 days, June 14 – June 25, 2014.

Students will meet on the following Registered Student Meeting dates with Dr. Richardson:

  • Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8pm Stayer MPR
  • Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8pm Stayer MPR
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8pm Stayer MPR


Students will be housed in nice hostels, B & Bs and private cottages.


All classes listed above are eligible to students with course instructor's permission.

To Apply

Students must submit a $595.00 non refundable fee with the application form to Dr. Scott Richardson.

For more information contact Dr. Scott Richardson, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations:

Payment Schedule
Sunday, December 15, 2013: $600
Sunday, January 19, 2014: $600
Monday, March 24, 2014: $600