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FIE: Ireland and Jordan: Conflict and the Struggle for Peace
Amman, Jordan; Dublin, Ireland (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: AMIDEAST 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Housing: Homestay
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: Arabic, English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Field Study/ Experiential
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies
Program Description:


Dublin/Amman: Conflict & the Struggle for Peace 


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 AMIDEASTand 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. 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.

Following the conclusion of the Conflict and the Struggle for Peace program, a student may opt to extend his/her stay in Amman and participate in the AMIDEAST Intensive Arabic Program which is a four-week program that includes Modern Standard and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic courses.  Arabic courses are available at all levels of study.  (Please note that beginning Arabic will run subject to minimum enrollment).

Additional information, including upcoming program dates, can be found on FIE's website at

All interested applicants must apply through FIE’s application portal.

This program is a partnership between FIE and AMIDEAST.


Five weeks spent between Dublin and Amman
Two courses exploring Peace and Conflict Resolution


Onsite Orientation
Study Tour to Northern Ireland & the West of Ireland
Exciting Co-Curricular Activities


On-site Orientation
Amman City Tour
Biblical Jordan Study Tour
 Wadi Rum & Petra Study Tour


Upper-level undergraduate standing.
Recommended, but not required: An introductory course on international relations, conflict theories or Middle East politics.

Learn more about this exciting program by viewing this information session!

Please Note:
Regions within Jordan are considered by the U.S. Department of State to be "High Risk", and/or have an advisory of "Reconsider Travel" or "Do Not Travel". Consult and to see if, based on your travel for university related purposes, you must submit a petition as part of your Education Abroad application per the UVA Policy on Student International Travel.