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UVA in Ireland & N. Ireland: Policies for Conflict and Peace
Donegal County, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Embedded
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Embedded 2018 01-NOV-2017
10-NOV-2017 17-JAN-2018 11-MAY-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by November 15. Travel to Ireland will take place during Spring Break, March 2-11, 2018

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Enrollment Restricted to: Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Housing: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Program Description:

This course investigates the development of conflict in Northern Ireland, the institutional reforms embedded in the peace process culminating in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the stability of the peace in the ensuring years, and the strains placed on the peace by the Brexit vote in 2016. We investigate how elites re-crafted political institutions for power-sharing, how economic opportunities for employment are critical to the peace process, and how the ongoing historical meaning of “the Troubles” is contested. This class includes a spring break field study in Ireland and N. Ireland., with specific attention to Dublin, Derry, and Belfast.

UVA_NIreland_at lookout

Students at Bunchrana, Ireland

Accommodation will be at Inch House Irish Studies Centre and at hotels in Dublin.


View from Irish Studies Center,
Inch Island, Ireland


Policies for Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland
(Undergraduate Capstone; PPOL 4991; 3 credits)


2015 Participants at Dunluce Castle,
Northern Ireland, UK

Course Information
Program Dates
March 2-11 (in Ireland), Travel to Ireland and N. Ireland will take place during Spring Break. Students will depart the U.S. on March 2 to be on site for the start of the program on March 3. Students will return to the U.S. on March 11.

On-grounds meetings on January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 14 and 28 (Room and time TBA)

2018 Spring: PPOL 4991 syllabus (draft)

Please refer to the "Budget Sheets" link in the information header of this page.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

You are not required to submit a personal statement for this application. This will be checked off for you by the education abroad advisor. Students participating in this program are not required to attend the International Studies Office Orientation.  There will be separate preparation meetings for this program.

Passport and Visa Information
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

Program Director
Professor Paul Martin,, is a lecturer in public policy and Director of Professional Development at the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

This program is currently not accepting applications.