Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Queen's University Belfast International Summer School
in Conflict Transformation & Social Justice

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

SUMMER 2023: June 19 - July 7

Queen's University of Belfast


This is a four-week long, 6-credit program at the Conflict Transformation and Social Justice International Summer School of Queen’s University Belfast.  It is coordinated by Prof. Fiona Magowan and delivered by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast.

The John Jay College-Queen’s University Belfast program will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital, and is known for its political unrest (from the late 1960s to the late 1990s), “the Troubles”.  This unrest in Northern Ireland has since calmed, but due to the city’s history, this location is ideal. This study-abroad program incorporates private sector justice in conflict transformation and securitization.
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

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Information sessions will be held from 1:40-2:55 (community hour), in New Building.

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Conflict Transformation & Social Justice International Summer School (6 credits): 

Dates: June 19-July 7, 2023
Program coordinator: Prof. Fiona Magowan, Queen's University Belfast

This International Summer School, held by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast, will provide students with a critical overview of approaches to conflict transformation locally and globally. It includes perspectives on religion and peacebuilding, transitional justice and dealing with the past. The program is delivered by world-leading scholars and practitioners with direct involvement in conflict transformation. Staff teaching on the Summer School will draw upon rich research experiences both in Northern Ireland and around the globe. Contributors come from a range of disciplines including Law, Politics, International Studies, Geography, Criminology, Anthropology, Human Rights and other humanities and social science subjects.

Click here(pdf) for 2021 syllabus (TBA)
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  1. 3.0 GPA
  2. Sophomore standing                                        


  • Housing: Students will stay in single-occupancy accommodations arranged by Queen's University Belfast.
  • Fluctuating exchange rates and other fees may lead to program cost changes.
  • Program cost is based on a minimum number of participants for the program.
  • Students should discuss applicability of financial aid with the Financial Aid office.
  • All CUNY students must meet with their study abroad advisor to be sure the proper e-Permit registration process is followed.
  • All non-CUNY students are encouraged to apply early, to be sure there is ample time to apply and register for classes at John Jay College. Please contact OISP for more information regarding the application process. Please note: Tuition rate per credit is different for non-CUNY students. More tuition information can be found here:
  • Refund Policy: Payment of the program deposit indicates the student understands and agrees to the Office of International Studies & Program’s payment and refund policies.  Students who withdraw from a John Jay College program after confirming participation, but before the program begins, will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs: students will be refunded 50 percent of program fees 30 days prior to the program start date, and 25 percent of program fees 14 days prior to the program start date. After the start of the program, no refunds will be provided, and the student is responsible for all program fees. If the program fee is not paid in full, there will be a hold placed on her/his CUNYfirst account.
  • For faculty-led programs, tuition refunds will be granted following the College’s policies.  For more information, please visit:
  • College-based funders retain the right to recoup funds from the student account if the student does not follow rules of the CUNY Travel Waiver & Release Form, uses the funds for other purposes, or withdraws from the program. Students must understand that they are responsible for full payment of the amount owed to the department.
  • The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has the right to modify or cancel the program, including  changes to the program dates, costs, scheduled visits, program itinerary, etc., as dictated by economic and/or political situations, etc.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare, and for their itinerary. Due to possible changes in program dates/itinerary information, students are not to purchase airfare until prompted by OISP.
  • Students are encouraged to apply early, due to limited space.
  • Information is tentative, and subject to change*, **program cost(s), syllabi, *dates, etc.



Applications are available from the Office of International Studies & Programs (Haaren Hall, Suite 530). Applications can also be found here.

Application Deadline: TBDHowever, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places, students are encouraged to apply early.

Please note: An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. Money orders, personal checks and cash are accepted. Credit and debit cards are also accepted. Applications will not be accepted if incomplete. More information can be found here.

All non-CUNY students will need to pay an additional $65.00 at time of application due to a non-degree application fee. 


Estimated Program Cost & 6 Credits: TBD**
**Subject to change. Includes 3 Queen’s University Belfast credits, single occupancy accommodations, international health insurance, breakfast, excursions and transportation on-site associated with program. Does not include airfare, some meals, personal expenses & excursions, etc.

Estimated Costs

John Jay College Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program. 


Inquire at the Office of International Studies & Programs for information. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the JJC Study-Abroad ScholarshipJJC Student Travel Fund, and the CUNY Chancellor’s Global Scholarship. For more on scholarship opportunities click here. U.S.-wide scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Contact Mr. Michael Scaduto, Associate Director of Financial Aid, for more information in regards to the JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship and general scholarship opportunities for John Jay students at 212-237-8872 or email at


John Jay College Contacts:

Ken Yanes, Dep. Director

Daniel Braslavsky, Coordinator

Office Location:
899 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530

Mailing Address:
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530

Queen's University Belfast Contacts:

Prof. Fiona Magowan, Academic Coordinator, See

Claire McLoughlin, Faculty International Summer School & Study Abroad Officer 
+44 (0) 28 9097 1346,

Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, & Justice
19 University Square
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9097 3609 / 1346