Study Abroad in Northern Ireland

New Northern Ireland Study Abroad Opportunity

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Adventure Awaits... in Northern Ireland!

George Fox’s already-robust study abroad program (30-plus international locations!) is adding yet another option in 2021 – in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Studies program will be offered in the fall and spring semesters through a joint partnership between George Fox and John Brown University, and is based at John Brown's Lakeside Manor campus, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Fall and Spring Semester Options

Fall term, from September to December, is hosted and led by John Brown University, but only up to two George Fox students may attend.
The primary George Fox program takes place during spring term, from January to April. Hosted and led by George Fox and designed for George Fox students, a limited number of spaces in this spring program are open to students from any other university.

Your cost for the term is the same as George Fox tuition, room and board, plus about $1,500 (administrative fee, book rental, and flight). Note: 100% of your George Fox institutional aid and outside aid like Pell Grants apply.

Students with sophomore-, junior- or senior-level standing are eligible to enroll in Northern Ireland Studies.

Course Work

During the spring term study abroad trip, students from George Fox and other universities will earn transcribable George Fox credits for:

In addition, all students will earn a certificate in Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation.

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Students must submit the general study abroad application before applying for the Northern Ireland Studies program.

  1. General study abroad application. (Enrollment code is "culture")

  2. Complete your Northern Ireland Studies application. (Coming Soon)

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Allison Spoelhof

When I applied for the program, I had no idea what to expect. What I quickly learned upon arrival is that Northern Ireland is a vastly beautiful country with a broken history. The people there care so deeply, and believe with such passion. Looking back, I miss that closeness of community. I wish for the ease of conversation with a stranger in a checkout line. It felt like the Belfast community had become home.

If you're up for leaning fully into Irish culture and adventure, you will LOVE this program. You get the chance to travel all around the countryside, meet wonderful people within your program (from colleges all over the U.S.), be taught by Irish locals, and learn so much from the Northern Irish community. I loved my experience there and would gladly hop back on a plane back to Belfast if I had the chance.


Drop by the Center for Study Abroad office and see us!

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Lynn Scott

Assistant Director, Center for Study Abroad

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David Martinez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Director, Center for Study Abroad