DATES: AUG. 19 – SEPT. 2, 2023 CREDIT HOURS:6 c/h TOTAL TRIP COST FOR CREDIT: $5,200 CAD + flights TOTAL TRIP COST FOR NON-CREDIT:$3,500 CAD + flights DELIVERY MODES:readings before the trip, intensive sessions with experts in their fields, festival attendance, pilgrimage / silent retreat, documentary screening with panel discussion, folk show and storytelling, learning tours and museums, assignments after the trip EMPHASES: Christian nationalism, post-conflict trauma healing, religion in peace and violence, inter-faith hospitality, memory and history in truth and reconciliation, restorative justice, forgiveness, hope-building, trust- and relationship- building, public theology, storytelling in peacebuilding, with application and case studies in post-Troubles N.Ireland
The following is the registration form for the Scotland & Northern Ireland study abroad trip (Aug. 19 – Sept. 2, 2023) and is meant to help IRPJ collect the information we need for planning purposes. Students will need to register and pay a deposit of $1,000 CAD before March 1, 2023 to secure their spot on this trip (Note: your spot on this study abroad trip is not officially secured for you until this deposit is paid, so the sooner, the better). Students will then be invoiced for the remaining cost of the trip ($1,770 CAD), which needs to be paid in full before April 1, 2023, and for tuition ($2,430 CAD), which needs to be paid before May 1, 2023 (payment plans are available for tuition, but this must be paid in full before the start of the study abroad trip). The amount on the invoice is all-inclusive for accommodations, meals, internal travel within Scotland and Northern Ireland, academic sessions, and other related experiences (e.g., the learning tours in Belfast and Derry, Free Derry Museum admissions, etc.), all of which is prearranged for you. Students therefore need to make your own flight arrangements, as this is not included in the cost of the study abroad trip. The program of the study abroad trip begins the morning of Aug. 21, but we would like our students to arrive on Aug. 19 to give you a full day to settle in and acclimate yourself. You will therefore need to arrive in Edinburgh and at our first accommodations at Pollock Estate on Aug. 19, and you will need to make flight arrangements on one of the days after our final send-off pub night in Derry on Sept 1. Your final night of accommodations is at Corrymeela near Ballycastle, Northern Ireland on Sept. 1, and departure is Sept. 2. The closest airports are in Belfast and Dublin. All travel arrangements to and from our accommodations and your airport are the students' responsibility.