FIE: Conflict and the Struggle for Peace

Program Details

Program Location Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Jordan, Multiple Countries (Ireland, Jordan)
Sponsor FIE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/08/24 to 07/13/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Overview

The Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East runs in the summer and works with leading peace and justice scholars in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Jordan. This course offers you the opportunity to critically analyze and examine up-close some of the most formidable diplomatic issues of our time.

The program starts in Dublin, Ireland, and explores the Anglo-Irish peace process. It includes a study tour to Northern Ireland, United Kingdom before moving to Amman, Jordan. Using the Irish peace process as a case study, students examine intractable conflicts in the Middle East but beyond the Israel-Palestine conflict to also examine larger inter-regional as well as inter-tribal conflicts.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:FIE.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none


Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]
Specifically from: IDIS, SLC, HIST & POL (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Academic Program

The program includes two courses and additional pre-work prior to arrival in Dublin. The two courses are:



Excursions

Study tours and co-curricular experiences bring the theories and concepts learned in class to life. Included in the Peace & Conflict program are a variety of co-curricular experiences and study tours. The following is a list of study tours and co-curricular experiences from prior years. (Please note that logistical issues may cause experiences to be substituted or eliminated.)

Dublin

  • Three-day excursion to Northern Ireland
    • Derry
    • Belfast
    • Stormont Castle (Northern Ireland Assembly)
    • Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
    • Giant's Causeway
  • Political walking tour of Dublin
  • Visiting historic city sites:
    • Leinster House (Irish Parliament)
    • Glasnevin Cemetery
    • Kilmainham Gaol 
  • Day trip to the coastal town of Howth

 Amman

  • Visit to the Israeli Embassy
  • Meeting with tribal chief 
  • Amman City tour
    • The Citadel
    • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Biblical Jordan tour
    • Madaba
    • Mount Nebo
    • The Dead Sea
  • Overnight excursion to the South
    • Wadi Rum desert
    • The ancient city of Petra

Housing

Dublin

During the Ireland portion of the program, students will be housed in purpose-built student residences, serviced apartments, or a long stay hotel with modern amenities. Students are responsible for the majority of their own meals. 

Amman

During your time in Jordan, students live with a Jordanian family. Families usually host two students at a time and provide meals throughout the program.


Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program Fee includes: Tuition, on-site orientation, round trip flights between Ireland and Jordan, airport transfers, program-related field trips, excursions, and activities, small stipend for local transportation, and wifi.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $5,400.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00
Housing $4,350.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $250.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

FIE scholarships for our Peace and Conflict program are to the value of $1000 and must be applied for by mid-February. More details can be found on the FIE scholarships page.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.


Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1



Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.