Northern Ireland: Spring Break Human Rights and Justice

Program Information

Spend spring break in beautiful Northern Ireland for an experience of a lifetime! Throughout this program students will see large metropolitan areas and small country towns, meeting local Irish folk and absorbing all that this small region has to offer.  Culture, history, politics, and religion are combined into a unique and engaging experience that offer 3 credits in just one week!

Action packed itinerary - Students will visit Belfast, Omagh, and Derry while visiting museums, wall murals, historic sites, universities, memorials, and more!  Whether this is your first trip abroad or one of many, you will have the opportunity to travel with an OU faculty member and see sites normal tourists would never get to see.

Experiential learning - This program is focused on engaging with the local culture to gain a deeper understanding of the themes and concepts discussed in class. This is not a lecture course - students are encouraged to interact with the local people and places that bring the topic of human rights, law and justice to life in this post-conflict area. 

Fascinating landscape – See the rugged beauty of this region while learning about the history and culture of its people. Northern Ireland is fascinating not only for its beauty but also for the people!

Highlights and Excursions

  • Excursions to Derry and Belfast
  • Learn about the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland at the sites where is actually happened!
  • Visit local museums and art galleries, and historic sites.
  • Earn 3 credits in 1 week!
  • Combination of classroom and experienced-based learning


  • Shared hotel rooms with breakfast daily


ANTH 4620 Human Rights, Law & Justice

This 3 credit course focuses on the post-conflict transition of Northern Ireland after its long legacy of human rights abuses. Students will learn about current peace building efforts with much of the course material being drawn form the sites the group will visit.

Campus Setting


Average Course Load

1 course (3 US credits)

GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Spring Break 2014:

Departure: February 28 
Program ends: March 9

Program Fee


*If enrolled as a full time Ohio student


  • Tuition
  • Housing and breakfast daily
  • International airfare
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • In country transportation
  • All program related activities

Eligibility and Selection

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be in good academic standing. Students on probation at the start of the study abroad program will not be allowed to participate; there is an appeal process for those with B-level violations. Click Here to read the entire judicial policy.

How to Apply

  •  You will need the following:
    • Fill out the Ohio University Application and follow all instructions on the Apply page.
    • Pay a $500 deposit to the Bursar's Office at Ohio University after you have been nominated.
    • Accept your nomination through the OEA online application system.

For Questions Please Contact:
Haley Duschinski
Program Director
Bentley Annex 131 


Kari Beall
Office of Education Abroad
(740) 597-9033 

Entry and Exit Requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now. Some countries requires a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and Exit requirements for this country can be found Here. U.S Citizens may need a visa or other documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations prior to applying to a progam. Information for NON-US Citizens can be found Here

Requesting Accommodation for Disabilities

If you plan to participate on an Ohio University sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accomodations, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accomodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow suffucient time to determine what accomodations may be made for this program.

Health and Safety

Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recomendations of the Center for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familarize yourself with these recomendations and requirements prior to applying to a program. Refer to the State Department for information related to safety and security at this destination.