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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Londonderry, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Communication (COM)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
Ireland 2017


This course is designed to allow students to explore the dynamics of conflict and peacemaking at work in Northern Ireland. The course will examine the historical and cultural roots of the conflict from a multidisciplinary approach by reading and exploring histories, cultural studies, narratives, and film as well as research and writings on conflict, peacemaking processes and reconciliation. This program will provide students with a foundation for understanding the background and evolution of conflict in Ireland and as well as insights into the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to bring about reconciliation and conflict transformation.

Program Fee: $3,540

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
  • Hotel Breakfast
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Most Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization, if required
Course(s) Offered
  • COM 597 (3)
  • COM 698 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3


Charlene Berquist
Department of Communication/Center for Dispute Resolution 

Heather Blades
Department of Communication/Center for Dispute Resolution


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
February 1 Website Available
May 10 Discuss readings
May 17 Discuss readings
May 24 Discuss readings
May 31 Discuss readings
Program Itinerary   
May 31 Depart Springfield for Dublin, Ireland
June 1 Arrival in Dublin, Ireland; walking tour of Dublin
June 2 Aircoach from Dublin to Belfast; Ulster Museum
June 3 Black Taxi tour of Belfast; tour of Crumlin Road Goal
June 4 Free day in Belfast
June 5 Train from Belfast to Balleycastle; Correymela Community
June 6 Giant's Causeway tour
June 7 Bloody Sunday tour, Free Derry museum
June 8 The Siege Museum, Walls of Derry, Tower Museum in Derry, Conflict & Reconciliation Panel
June 9 Translink Goldline from Derry to Dublin; free afternoon in Dublin; group dinner at The Quays; Musical pub crawl
June 10 Depart Dublin for Springfield
Post-Program Meetings Topic
June Assignments due

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.

This program is currently not accepting applications.