Conflict in Ireland Focus of New Boston University Study Abroad Program

in College of Communication, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
January 23rd, 2003

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University’s College of Communication will inaugurate a new study-abroad program this summer in Ireland. “Communication, Conflict, and the Media” is a one-of-a-kind program that will provide a limited number of graduate and undergraduate students from Boston University and other American universities and colleges with the opportunity to take two, four-credit courses in Dublin.

The program will analyze the causes of ethnic, religious and political conflict, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. During the seven-week program, students will have the rare opportunity to hear from Irish academics, political figures, religious leaders and journalists with extensive knowledge of the conflict.

Based at Dublin City University, the courses will feature guest lecturers, films, and visits to newspapers and TV stations throughout that city. Excursions to Belfast and Galway, along with an opportunity to live with an Irish family for a short stay, will enhance and expand on the course work and readings.

An information session for the summer 2003 program in Dublin will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2003 and will run from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The session will be held in Boston University’s International Programs’ Library which is located at 232 Bay State Road, 5th Floor. For more information, please call the International Programs’ general number at 617/353-9888, visit the Web site at, or call Dr. Janice Barrett at 617/353-6421 or e-mail to

The application deadline is March 1, 2003 and all applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

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