Program Details

Students on the FIE/Amideast Conflict and the Struggle for Peace Program spend the summer in Dublin and Amman exploring the process of peace and the roots of conflict.
Amman, Jordan; Dublin, Ireland; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend the summer in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Jordan exploring the roots of conflict and the process of peace in this unique program offered through the partnership of Amideast and FIE: Foundation for International Education.

The Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East program begins in Dublin. During the first portion of the program, students take a single course titled Life Cycle of Peace and Conflict: Lessons Learned in Northern Ireland, using the country as a case study to focus on peace and conflict theory. Co-curricular activities such as visits to historic city sites and political walking tours will enhance student understanding of the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. In addition, a study tour of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will contextualize the coursework.

The new understanding of peace and conflict will inform the student experience in Amman, where participants will examine how the Arab/Israeli conflict, regional conflicts such as those in Lebanon, Yemen or Iraq, and tribal conflicts are being addressed. During the second portion of the program, students enroll in one course, Conflict Resolution and Management: Beyond the Arab-Israeli Conflict, which is complemented by study tours to Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and the ancient city of Petra.

Students may opt to extend their stay in Amman and participate in the Amideast Intensive Arabic Program for four weeks of intensive language study.

Setting Description:
Dublin: •Student residences with local institutions Amman: •Homestays with carefully vetted Jordanian families
See program website.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Scholarships are available. See website for details.