Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Ireland and the Middle East
Offered in cooperation with AMIDEAST, FIE’s five-week summer program will bring you to three of the world’s most interesting capital cities: Dublin, Belfast, and Amman. The program begins in Dublin, using Northern Ireland as a case study for exploring how those peace and conflict theories translate to Middle Eastern issues. Travel to Belfast to speak with leaders on both sides of The Troubles and explore the issues and events which inspired the Peace Wall.
After two weeks in Dublin, the group leaves for Amman to study the impact of cultural and societal factors on conflict resolution and management, focusing on case studies across the Middle Eastern region. Housing for this portion of the program is with host families. There is an optional four-week Arabic language program extension in Amman in Modern and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic.
- Included study tours and excursions in Amman (Petra, Wadi Rum desert, The Dead Sea)
- Included study tour and excursions in Dublin and Belfast (Derry, Giant's Causeway, Kilmainham Gaol)
- Unique summer study abroad experience perfect for those interested in a career in: international relations, national security, or peace studies
- Optional Arabic language extension to accommodate all levels of skill