Information & Orientation
Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland (GEOG/PSYC 330)
May 19 – June 9, 2013
Bucknell in Northern Ireland 2013 is a three-week study abroad program focused on community-based learning about societal conflict and post-conflict peace-building in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The program includes academic (lectures, readings) and community (organization placements) activities, brief excursions to nearby sites of historical and political interest, and day trips to areas of stunningly scenic beauty.
Academic preparation begins with evening sessions every other week at Bucknell during the spring semester. Community organization placements (examples are elementary schools, trauma treatment centres, community health centres, government and political offices, newspapers, and arts/media organizations) are matched as closely as possible with students’ interests.
Community placements and the Derry/Londonderry community provide substantial opportunities for cultural immersion. In addition, Derry/Londonderry is the 2013 UK City of Culture, hosting a year-long celebration of culture in the city and opening its doors to visitors from across the world. Summer 2013 students will have access to a variety of cultural events beyond the usual offerings.
GEOG/PSYC 330 Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland (1.5 credit course, no prerequisites). This course counts toward both the Global Connections and the Social Science Learning Goals CCC requirements. Students can appeal to have the course count toward another relevant major (e.g., Education, Political Science).
Total program cost (including course tuition, round-trip airfare, and lodging) depends on the number of students enrolled, and is estimated at $7,400 (does not include most meals and personal expenses). Financial aid is very limited, available only to those who currently qualify, and application is made directly through the Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-577-1331).
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:00-7:00 p.m. in OLRY 232
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:00-8:00 p.m. in OLRY 232
- Saturday, September 22 (during Family Weekend) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in OLRY 232
- Monday, October 1, 2012 6:30-7:30 p.m. in BIOL 104
Pizza and soda will be served.
Complete the Program Application and Community Organizaiton Questionaire. Send electronic (preferred) or hardcopies of completed forms to Prof. Flack at email@example.com or in the Department of Psychology, 209 O’Leary Center.
›› Application deadline: October 30, 2012
Admission is on a rolling basis (so the sooner you apply, the more likely you are to be admitted). The program is capped at 18 students.