Note: While you are considering in-person study abroad experience, we encourage you to explore virtual international opportunities due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. It is difficult to predict when in-person experiences will be available and we don’t want you to miss out on a valuable international experience that will prepare you for the globalized virtual world that awaits you upon graduation.
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Spend the summer in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Jordan exploring the roots of conflict and the process of peace in this unique program offered through the partnership of AMIDEAST
and FIE: Foundation for International Education
The Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East program begins in Dublin. During the first portion of the program, students take a single course titled Life Cycle of Peace and Conflict: Lessons Learned in Northern Ireland, using the country as a case study to focus on peace and conflict theory. Co-curricular activities such as visits to historic city sites and political walking tours will enhance student understanding of the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. In addition, a study tour of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will contextualize the coursework.
The new understanding of peace and conflict will inform the student experience in Amman, where participants will examine how the Arab/Israeli conflict, regional conflicts such as those in Lebanon, Yemen or Iraq, and tribal conflicts are being addressed. Students enroll in one course, Conflict Resolution and Management: Beyond the Arab-Israeli Conflict, which is complemented by study tours to Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and the ancient city of Petra.
Following the conclusion of the Conflict and the Struggle for Peace program, a student may opt to extend his/her stay in Amman and participate in the AMIDEAST Intensive Arabic Program which is a four-week program that includes Modern Standard and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic courses. Arabic courses are available at all levels of study. (Please note that beginning Arabic will run subject to minimum enrollment).
Additional information, including upcoming program dates, can be found on FIE's website at www.fie.org.uk/peace-conflict.
To receive regular updates about the program please sign up here: www.tinyurl.com/PeaceFIE.
All interested applicants must apply through FIE’s application portal.
Because this is a UWM-approved program and students earn UWM credit, interested students must submit their application through the UWM CIE study abroad office. To avoid duplication, this program provider’s application requirements are incorporated into the CIE study abroad office’s application. Please meet with a study abroad coordinator early in the process to learn more.
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
The program fee is set by AMIDEAST. AMIDEAST will invoice UWM for the program cost and this cost will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees. Students should consult the AMIDEAST website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.
Scholarships and Grants:
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session.
Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere. For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage.
Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.
AMIDEAST Program Comparison:
||Area & Arabic Language Studies Jordan
||Area & Arabic Language Studies Morocco
||Conflict & the Struggle for Peace
||AY, Fall, Spring
||AY, Fall, Spring, Summer
||AY, Fall, Spring, Summer
||Amman, Jordan; Dublin, Ireland
||Shared Apartment, Homestay
|Areas of Study
||Arabic, Art, Culture, History, Women's Studies...
||Arabic, Culture, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology...
||Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Peace Studies...