Study Abroad at Queens University Belfast

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Part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities
Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity. (Ref 2014)

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810. With more 170 years of heritage, we combine an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience and a culture of innovation.

We let our study abroad students select from a wide range of modules across the University allowing you to sample the full diversity of disciplines taught within the school or alternatively to specialize in an area of particular interest to you.

**NEW FOR 2020**
Study Abroad Internship Pathway - 6-week accredited placement in the field of social justice and peacebuilding to follow your semester of study. (Combined total of 80 CATS Credits).

  • Complement your study abroad experience at Queen’s with a 6-week placement in the field of social justice and peacebuilding.

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Belfast was the Time of My Life

As cliche as this sounds, my semester in Belfast was everything I desired out of an abroad experience and more. The city is small and walk-able, each quarter has interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Queen's Quarter, where QUB is housed, is a fabulous part of Belfast; restaurants (Maggie May's milkshakes, Ryan's banoffee pie, French Village's everything), pubs (Woodworker's craft beer samplers, Filthy McNasty's cocktails), coffeehouses (the Pocket), grocery stores, bus stops, health centers and pharmacies are all just a short walk away which make this quarter easy to live in. The people in Belfast are friendly, funny, and outgoing making it easy to make friends and feel at ease in your new home. Moreover, Belfast is beautiful with greenery everywhere, Victorian architecture sprinkled throughout the city, the iconic Lanyon building at QUB, and a gorgeous nature, countryside-like escape along the Lagan River called the Tow Path.
In comparison to my small, liberal arts college in the States, QUB was much academically less rigorous making it a very easy semester. Despite that, I do feel as though I learned a lot while at Queen's--make sure you attend tutorial since that's where you'll get a lot of the valuable instruction.
What really made Belfast feel like a home away from home were the other international students I befriended. QUB did a wonderful job introducing us by housing us together and providing mixers at the beginning of the term. These people became family to me; we did everything together and a select group of us were actually inseparable. None of my close friends there studied the same subjects as me and most of them were not Americans either which made my friendships a cultural learning experience.
All in all, I cannot put in words how amazing my time in Belfast was. To all thinking about attending QUB, do it. You won't regret it.

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