Belfast, Ireland. Capital of Northern Ireland. Home of the Titanic, C.S Lewis, Seamus Heaney, Kenneth Branagh, and Van Morrison. Setting for “Game of Thrones.”
A city of conflict and peace. And there are crumpets and Guinness. And soda bread and street music. And castles and pubs.
Queen’s University, Belfast — established in 1845 and bearing a strange resemblance to Hogwarts—provides an opportunity for Randolph students to study abroad in a wide range of disciplines from archaeology to zoology. Student-athletes can play their sport with university club teams.
Imagine taking a class in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice against the backdrop of a society emerging from its own decades-long conflict, where your professors will include political activists, former paramilitary, and religious leaders.
Or an immersive course in Irish studies that covers geography, theatre, history, music, and politics, where the city of Belfast and the Irish countryside become part of your classroom.
Points to Consider