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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Derry, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Spring/Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Class Standing: 1-First Year, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Liberal Studies Core Fullfillment: Arts & Literature (AL), Cultural Diversity (D), Experiential Learning (X), Writing Intensive (W)
Program Description:
[Introduces the images and narratives telling the story of a war-torn province slowly transforming itself into a thriving, peaceful community. Examines fiction, memoirs, diaries, historical accounts, and films. In Ireland, visit sites relevant to The Troubles, meet with private citizens and public figures who have written about the period.]
Short-Term Faculty-Led Course

Merrimack Global Course

Giants Causeway Group Writing Through War to Peace: Images and Narratives of the Troubles and Beyond in Northern Ireland introduces students to the images and narratives that tell the story of a war-torn province slowly transforming itself into a thriving, peaceful community where men who once pointed guns at each other now escort tourists through the streets of Belfast, the city that Patrick calls “the greatest place in the world to live.” Prior to our 10-days in Ireland, you will experience and respond to fiction, memoirs, diaries, historical accounts, films, and guest speakers. On site, you will visit murals and other sites relevant to The Troubles, meet with private citizens and public figures who have written about the period, and write/present your own responses to what you have witnessed. By the time you return home, you will appreciate the power of history as told through the words and images of the people who live it.

November 2005: “When I was young, I thought this was the greatest place in the world to live,” he told us at the end of our first Black Taxi tour.  His face clouded, eyes narrowing.  “Then came the Troubles, and for thirty years it was hell on earth. But since the Agreement and peace—well, now it’s the greatest place in the world again.”  The clouds lifted, and Patrick deposited us in front of Queen’s University, his eyes once again sparkling with hope.
 
CURRICULUM
Students participating in this program will enroll WRT 3701: Writing Through War to Peace: Images and Narratives of the Troubles and Beyond in Northern Ireland (4 credits) for the Spring 2018 semester. During the semester the course will meet weekly.

Course Fulfills:
  • Arts & Literature [AL] in Liberal Studies Core Curriculum 
  • Diversity [D] in Liberal Studies Core Curriculum 
  • Experiential [X] in Liberal Studies Core Curriculum
  • Writing Intensive [W] in Liberal Studies Core Curriculum
 

Faculty


Kathy Cain head shotKathleen Shine Cain, Ph.D.
Professor of Writing
Faculty Liaison, Office of Global Education
Email: caink@merrimack.edu
Telephone: 978-837-5273
 

Costs

The program cost of $3,700 includes the following:
  • Round trip airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • On-site transportation
  • Tickets for cultural activities and excursions that are part of the courses
  • International health insurance
***Upon acceptance, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm acceptance. 

BILLING: The Bursar's Office will charge the program fee to your account. Payments are made to the Bursar's Office per usual. Students should discuss payment plans with the Bursar's Office. For additional billing questions, please contact the Bursar's Office: Room 12, Austin Hall, billmail@merrimack.edu,  978.837.5310.

FINANCIAL AID: Institutional and Federal Financial Aid can not be used towards these program fees. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Office of Global Education (GEO) offers scholarships to students who participate in our short-term, faculty-led academic courses. The GEO offers both need-based scholarships and academic excellence awards.  To apply, please download and complete the scholarship application form below. Please review form carefully for scholarship instructions and deadlines!

GEO Faculty-Led Scholarship Form.pdf
***Neither the need-based scholarship nor the merit award are guaranteed.
 
 

Applying

Students must complete the following prior to application deadline:
  • Submit the online application
  • Submit a Student Affairs Reference
***All applicants will have an interview with the faculty leaders after the application deadline.  Faculty leaders will contact applicants to schedule interview.?
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.