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

May 19 - 28, 2024

IDIS/POLYS 1900: Introduction to Peace Studies

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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 cost: $2,000*
Includes: airfare, accommodations, most meals, on-the-ground transportation, on-site support, orientation.
Does not include personal expenses. 

*Price subject to change.


Payment schedule:

First payment: December 2023
Second payment: January 2024
Third payment: February 2024

Fitchburg State University thanks the Ann Hyland Zimmerman Irish Culture Fund Scholarship that has reduced the cost of our program to Ireland.

Sample Itinerary (from 2022 program)

Day 1 Depart from Logan Airport to Dublin, Ireland
Day 2 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
Day 3 Easter Rising walking tour
Trinity College Library and Book of Kells tour
Day 4 GPO Witness Tour
National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks)
Free afternoon/evening in Dublin
Day 5 Cliffs of Moher Tour including, Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle, Doolin, and Galway City stop-offs
Day 6

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

Day 7 Depart Dublin for Belfast via train
Check in to hotel Premier Inn Cathedral quarter
Peace Walls walking tour
Free Evening in Belfast
Day 8 Crumlin Gaol - Troubles Walking Tour
Irish Republican History Museum
Return to Dublin via train
Free Evening
Day 9 Free day in Dublin
Suggestions - Guiness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, Jameson Distillery
API organized farewell dinner
Day 10 

Depart Dublin, Ireland
Return to Boston

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