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AIFS Study Abroad in Belfast: Summer

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
Spend your summer abroad in Belfast, Northern Ireland with AIFS! You'll earn 5 credits while studying at Queen’s University. Courses are taught in English.

Study Conflict Transformation and Social Justice to learn about Northern Ireland’s history of conflict and their path to peace. The Irish Studies program offers students the choice to specialize in either Literature and Culture or History and Heritage. The new Story Program allows students to explore the universal theme of storytelling.

Live in shared apartments in a student residence in the city center.

Enjoy excursions and social activities such as:

  • Walking tours of Belfast
  • Ceilidh (Irish dancing)
  • Visits to the Botanic Gardens
  • 3-night Dublin orientation
  • Day trip to Causeway Coast and the Antrim Glens
  • Half-day trip to Stormont
  • Day trip to Derry/Londonderry.
A 2-night tour of London is included for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package.
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.


To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2020 03/15/2020 01/01/2020