• Northern Ireland
    • Belfast
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors


Starting Price
Price Details
All Augsburg CGEE program fees are completely comprehensive. Your fees cover every meal, all lodging, every excursion, insurance, and all in-country transportation. See the website for the most up to date tuition and room & board rates.

Additionally, we are committed to paying fair wages and honoraria to our community speakers and organizations, so you can be assured that your fees are contributing to sustaining communities often left on the margins.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Jun 05, 2024
May 16, 2016
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About Program

On this program, students will complete an internship along with coursework that helps lend context to the history and culture of the region. Internships are in a setting that focuses on one or more of the key themes: Diversity and Inclusion; Equality and Social Justice; Democracy and Active Participation; or Human Rights and Social Responsibility. Each internship location is unique, offering Augsburg CGEE students a chance to build real-world skills while taking part in projects that give back to the community.

The homebase for the semester is Ulster University in the city of Derry-Londonderry, with included excursions in the region to Belfast, border communities between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, among many!

With 25 years of peace after the historic signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, Northern Ireland is a unique location to study abroad and to examine the ongoing work of maintaining a peaceful society.

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Program Highlights

  • Make a direct and meaningful contribution to local people and communities through an internship
  • Included travel throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
  • Emphasis on peace-building and conflict resolution
  • Open to all majors and minors

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  • Academics 3.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

HECUA: Study/Internship in Northern Ireland.

The internship component of the HECUA program is one that is truly special. Unlike many other study abroad experiences, HECUA allows you to intern at a community peace-building organization. I got the unique opportunity to intern at a truth recovery/human rights legal NGO, which solidified my interest in human rights law for the future. Although I am not from Northern Ireland, I felt like I was able to connect with the community in a unique way through the internship. It made the city of Derry/Londoderry a bit smaller and a place that I will absolutely return to.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Fall in love with Derry

When I applied for this program, I knew I would appreciate the academics and the opportunities provided, but I was surprised by how deeply I fell in love with the people of Northern Ireland. I was always welcomed with open arms in every situation I entered into, and made good friends that I still keep in touch with now that the program is over. Every Tuesday I would grab my bodhran (traditional Irish drum) and head down to a local pub to play in a trad session. Even though I was a beginner, I was always greeted heartily and never felt shy about playing along. The folks at my internship made me feel like I was part of the community, and I always had someone to grab a cup of tea with me. I've never met such thoughtful, warm, and caring people, and I know that when I go back, I'll be greeted as if I had never left.

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