Dates (as of November 1, 2013)
April 4: Application Deadline
May 31: Holiday Inn Express Available for Check-in
June 1: Black Tour (3 p.m.), Orientation, and Welcome Reception at Holiday Inn Express (5 p.m.)
June 2: Breakfast with U.S. Consul General at QUB (9 a.m.), Introduction to Northern Ireland by Head of School, Professor Sally Wheeler
June 2: First Day of Classes Begin at Queen’s University, Belfast (altered class schedule begins at noon)
June 3: Talk by the NI Historical Enquiries Team
June 4: Great Hall Dinner
June 5: City Hall and Titanic Museum (4 p.m.)
June 6: Tour of Stormont (5 p.m.); Politicians' Panel at Stormont (5:30 p.m.)
June 7: Tour of Northern Ireland Coast (8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.)
June 9: Attorney General Talk (1 p.m.); NI Policing Board Visit (3 p.m.)
June 10: Mock Trial (3 p.m.); Tour of Bar Library (5 p.m.); Lawyers Reception at Bar Library (6 p.m.)
June 11: Externship Class (3 p.m.)
June 12: Newcastle Pub Night with Traditional Irish Music and Karaoke (5:30 p.m.–1 a.m.)
June 13: No Classes. Check out of the Holiday Inn Express, Bus to Dublin, Tour of Knowth, Check into Trinity
June 15: Tour of Dublin
June 16: First Day of Classes Begin at Independent Colleges
June 17: No classes. Tour of Four Courts.
June 19: Classes at UCD; Lunch at UCD; Fordham-UCD-QUB Human Rights Panel Presentation; King's Inn Dinner
June 20: Last Day of Classes; Regular Program Ends
June 23: Extension Program Begins
June 23: Externships Begin
July 2: Extension Program Ends, Pub Party
August 8: Externships End
A $200 tuition deposit and a $200 housing deposit are due within three weeks of acceptance. These deposits are applied to the final tuition and housing charges.
Air transportation costs are not included. Participants arrange travel to Ireland on their own. A passport is required for travel to Ireland, the United Kingdom, and other Western European countries. It is the students' responsibility to have a valid passport. Contact the nearest state department office or post office for information. Plan ahead and get your passport early. Non-United States citizens should consult their respective countries' consulate offices for visa information.
Download the application (PDF).
Download the pre-departure information (PDF).