Program Dates

May 11- June 5, 2019 (3.5 weeks)

Application Deadline & Fee

February 15, 2019; $75

Program Details

Across human history human beings have experienced injustice, domination, destructive conflict, and lethal violence in in what often appears to be ubiquitous ways. How does a society torn by bloody civil war, escape from that violence and build a sustainable and resilient peace and reconciliation? There is no better place in the world to learn the answers to this question than Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is simply the world's best laboratory for conflict transformation, reconciliation, and peacebuilding theory and practice. The preponderance of the world's leading experts are there, and we study with them.

In addition to enjoying lectures and discussions with leading scholars, we also learn from peacebuilding professionals, civil society and religious leaders, political leaders, artists, journalists, victims, former militia members, and ex-prisoners. Students will experience the beauty of the island its music, art, culture, castles, breathtaking landscapes and seascapes, and more. The program and experience is transformative and irreplaceable. It provides a powerful benefit to students pursuing graduate school and employment.

Program Sites:

  • Northern Ireland, UK

Anticipated Curriculum

Students are expected to enroll in two courses for this study abroad.

All courses will be cross-listed to maximize degree progress for prospective participants.

PJST 475R Issues in Peace and Justice Studies
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 2050, Junior Standing, and *University Advanced Standing

PJST 3000 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 2050 and *University Advanced Standing

PJST 3400 Conflict Transformation Resolution and Sustainable Peace
Prerequisite(s): PJST 3000 and *University Advanced Standing

HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History crosslisted with PJST 3040 Peace in Historical Context
Prerequisite(s):  *University Advanced Standing

HIST 461G Peoples of the Atlantic World 1450-1800
Prerequisite(s): HIST 3010 or instructor approval; *University Advanced Standing

*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.5

Physical Requirements: There will be a fair amount of walking in London plus onsite visits to attractions. Ability to walk 1-3 miles at a time.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Global Engagement if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee Covers in-country transportation and lodging, excursions, entry fees and tickets,  international travel insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1400)
Meals (approx $0)
Discretionary spending (approx $300)
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.