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 www.fie.org.uk/peace-conflict.
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
Study Tour to Northern Ireland & the West of Ireland
Exciting Co-Curricular Activities
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS
There is a dual application process for this program:
(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website.
Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.