Northern Ireland

About the Course

How to Apply

Download brochure with additional information ( PDF) about the program.

Then apply online though the International Program.

For additional information please contact Dr. Jacalyn Claes, jaclaes@uncg.edu.

Travel Dates: March 6-14, 2015

Course Dates: January 15-March 26, 2015

Greensboro has played a formative role in the struggle for civil rights along racial lines in the United States. Northern Ireland has had its own civil rights struggle where the nexus of power was religion. In this course the civil rights struggles in Greensboro will be parallel with Northern Ireland in order to prepare students for an immersion experience at the Corrymeela International Peace Center in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland. While residing at Corrymeela, students will be taught dialogue and reconciliation skills used by the Corrymeela staff when working with Protestant and Catholic youth and adults. These skills will be directly transferable by students back in the US in working with groups and communities during conflict.

The course is open to:

  • Juniors and seniors in social work and peace and conflict studies,
  • JMSW students,
  • Master students in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Others with permission of instructor - contact Dr. Jacalyn Claes, jaclaes@uncg.edu