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Experience the richness of both rural and urban settings, visit both Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods, and discover Belfast—a city like no other in the world. Participants gain a first-hand look into the history of the Troubles, meeting with ex-combatants, politicians, and youth workers with experiences in both the conflict and peace process.
In this unique 10-week on-the-ground program, take online classes at your home university while living and working in the lively city of Belfast.
When you get to Northern Ireland, the Amizade site director will help set up your social action placement and weekly service. You'll likely be with an organization (10 hours a week or more) that focuses on one of these themes:
• Youth work
• Peace and reconciliation
• Mentoring in schools
• Cross-community mural projects
• Leadership development
The application deadline for the fall semester can be as late as August 1, 2021.
- Enjoy excursions to places like Antrim Coast, Peace Walls and Murals, Dublin, and more.
- Engage in a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service per week and do more if you want!
- Dive into an immersive, responsible, and borderless program that goes beyond traditional study abroad.
- Pick another ten-week block in the same or different country if you’re not quite ready to go home yet!
- Combine online classes with on-site volunteering and everyday life in Belfast.