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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Embedded Programs, Embedded Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Embedded Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Embedded Spring 2018 01/22/2018
Rolling Admission 03/09/2018 03/17/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Amanda Whelan
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
Good Academic Standing
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Program Director:
Paul Blaney
Enrollment Restrictions:
Honors Program or Honors College Students
Program Description:
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The Program
  • Take part in an international field study experience in Northern Ireland 
  • Explore Belfast taking in the sights, sounds, history, and culture of this city
  • Learn how colonization and religious differences have combined to impact contemporary society
Your Host City: Belfast 
The capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is a compact, Victorian city. Since the Good Friday Agreement, Belfast has become a lively destination that continues to transcend its sectarian divisions. Attractions include the Titanic Museum and Stormont, seat of Northern Ireland’s government. Belfast also serves as a gateway to the beautiful Antrim Coast, which includes the Giant’s Causeway.

   Faculty Director Profile:
Paul Blaney

Professor Blaney is the Writer-in-Residence at the SAS Honors Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. His main vocation is as a fiction writer, but he also works as a freelance journalist, teacher, editor, and publisher. 

Email Professor Blaney at:

This program is only open to students enrolled in the SAS Honors Program or Rutgers Honors College.

To view the program’s 2018 syllabus, please click here . Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

To view the program’s 2018 itinerary, please click Belfast Itinerary 2018.docx

The field experience will build on the spring honors seminar Forging an Irish Identity and take students to visit key historic and cultural sites. The program will be based in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. From Belfast, a day-trip will explore the rugged Antrim Coast and Giant’s Causeway. Students will experience theater and traditional Irish music, as well as coming into contact with Irish/Gaelic-speaking communities.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Accommodations and Meals
Students will stay in shared hostel rooms at Vagabonds Hostel throughout their time in Belfast.

Breakfast will be included in the program fee, but students can expect to pay for most of their other meals.

Financial Information
For more information about finances, including additional non-billable expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.

For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.