Northern Ireland Program
(for Carlow students only)
Colleges and Universities that participate in the Business Education Initiative may send up to 3 students each year to study in Northern Ireland through the Irish American Scholars program.
Students may apply to study at the following schools:
• Belfast Metropolitan College
• Queens University
• St. Mary’s University College
• Stranmillis University College
• University of Ulster
Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, it shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west. At the time of the 2001 UK Census, its population was 1,685,000, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the population of the United Kingdom. Due to its unique history, the issue of the symbolism, name and description of Northern Ireland is complex, and similarly the issue of citizenship and identity. In general, Unionists consider themselves British and Nationalists see themselves as Irish, though these identities are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
For more information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_ireland
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Queens University and University of Ulster are internationally recognized. They do not offer study in all disciplines, but most U.S. students will find appropriate subjects on these campuses. Belfast Metropolitan College specializes in educating students with strong career goals in vocational areas such as business, marketing, computing, performing arts and communication, and also in Irish studies. Stranmillis University College of Queens University specializes in teaching training and St. Mary’s University College of Queens University specializes in liberal arts and teacher training. The programs and faculty are of high quality and U.S. students can expect a fulfilling year.
PROGRAM DATES - 2011
(range depending on University)
- Depart for Northern Ireland - Beginning to Mid September
- Classes Start – Beginning to Mid September
- End of Program – May or June
**This program is 9 months.
- For 2011/2012 school year - January 15th 2011
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PROGRAM FEES - 2011
(subject to change)
- Tuition – TUITION FREE!!!
- Travel Costs
- Personal Expenses
- 30 credit hours (10 courses)
- On-Site support
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- Attend a Study Abroad 101 session by signing up via the Portal or contacting the Center for Global Learning OR attend a Northern Ireland Study Abroad Interest Meeting.
- Meet with the Center for Global Learning to discuss specific application steps.
- Fill out and submit the following application
- You will receive further instructions once submitting your application to the Center for Global Learning.
General application requirements:
- You must be a current sophomore or junior
- Have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA
- Submit the application form to the Center for Global Learning
- Submit a 500-word essay describing your educational objectives specific to the American-Irish Scholar Program and at the specified institution in Northern Ireland
- An official academic transcript
- 2 Letters of reference
- 1 from your Academic Advisor
- 1 from another faculty member or administrator here at Carlow
Please contact the Center for Global Learning read for more in depth information regarding specific majors and areas of study (tehre may be additional requirements depending on your area of stud)
For more information please contact:
Director, Center for Global Learning
304 Aquinas Hall
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213