Introduction to Peace Studies in Ireland

Join Professor Eric Budd in Dublin for an illustrative and educational adventure that will change your life! 
Students in Ireland on faculty led study abroad

IDIS/POLYS 1900: Introduction to Peace Studies

3 credits

This course will use the Irish troubles as a case study for Introduction to Peace Studies. It will use the Irish conflict to learn about the origins of conflict, barriers to conflict resolution and challenges to reconciliation.

Prior to traveling, students will learn about the origins of conflict on the inter-personal, national and international levels in this 3 credit course.

Spring 2024

Program price* TBD

Includes: airfare, accommodations, most meals, on-the-ground transportation, on-site support, orientation

Does not include personal expenses. 


Payment schedule


2022 trip cost $2,000. Fitchburg State University thanks the Ann Hyland Zimmerman Irish Culture Fund Scholarship that has reduced the cost of our program to Ireland.

*Price subject to change. 

Sample Itinerary (from 2022 trip)

Monday, May 16, 2022 Depart from Logan Airport to Dublin, Ireland
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Greeting at Dublin airport by API Resident Director
10:30 a.m. Arrive at StayCity accommodation-Saint Augustine street-42-76 St Augustine St, Usher’s Quay, Dublin 8, D08 AHX2; check-in
API Health and Safety orientation
Walking tour
Welcome lunch at Quay Restaurant, Temple Bar
Free Evening
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Easter Rising walking tour
Trinity College Library and Book of Kells tour
Thursday, May 19, 2022 GPO Witness Tour
National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks)
Free afternoon/evening in Dublin
Friday, May 20, 2022 Cliffs of Moher Tour including, Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle, Doolin, and Galway City stop-offs
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Visit to EPIC-The Irish Emigration Museum-voted as “Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction” at the World Travel Awards in 2019!
Visit to Dublin Castle
Free afternoon/evening

Sunday, May 22, 2022 Depart Dublin for Belfast via train
Check in to hotel Premier Inn Cathedral quarter
Peace Walls walking tour
Free Evening in Belfast
Monday, May 23, 2022 Crumlin Gaol - Troubles Walking Tour
Irish Republican History Museum
Return to Dublin via train
Free Evening
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Free day in Dublin
Suggestions - Guiness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, Jameson Distillery
API organized farewell dinner
Wednesday, May 25, 2022   

Depart Dublin, Ireland
Return to Boston

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