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  • Locations: Londonderry, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Celtic/Irish Studies, History, International Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science
Program Type: Field Study, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:

Arcadia CGEE Northern Ireland
Examine the work of justice, reconciliation, and repair while completing an internship

Throughout its history, Northern Ireland has grappled with an ongoing identity-based conflict that divides neighbors, communities, and the country itself. This history is physically present in the form of imposing walls (some 400 years old), and a border that has divided the island of Ireland for 100 years. Deeply segregated communities are byproducts of the trauma caused by years of violence. The conflict and its legacy ripple out into the language, governance, and everyday life of Northern Irish citizens. 

As a student on this program, you will critically examine the work of justice, reconciliation, and repair. You will live, work, and learn in the city of Derry-Londonderry. There and in other parts of Northern Ireland, including Belfast and border areas, you’ll meet with community members directly impacted by violence, who now work to share stories and foster healing dialogue. Intentionally sourced internship placements allow you to be actively involved in the ongoing work of peacebuilding and community development. 

Throughout this International Conflict Research Institute-affiliated program, offered through a partnership with Augsburg University Center for Global Education and Experience, students wrestle with challenging questions: 

  • What does it mean to be a victim/survivor? A perpetrator? 
  • How can we heal after hurt? 
  • How do we reckon with the full weight of the past? 

Begin and end your program with a short-term stay at the Corrymeela Centre, a residential community center focused on reconciliation and living their founding idea: “Together is better.”

During the program, students will begin their seven-week-long internship placements, supported by weekly seminars, in week four. The final two weeks of the program offer time for reflection and the completion of independent research projects.

Past internship sites include Children in Crossfire, The Rainbow Project, and The Playhouse Theatre.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.