Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Queen's University Belfast International Summer School

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Summer 2024: June 17 - July 5

Queen's University of Belfast

Program Description

This is a three-week long program at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) International Summer School of Queen’s University Belfast.  Students will get to design their own summer school experience by choosing from a range of unique courses that can be found below. Students will do excursions around Belfast and a day trip to Derry, Northern Ireland's 2nd largest city.

The John Jay College-Queen’s University Belfast program will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital, and is known for its political unrest (from the late 1960s to the late 1990s), “the Troubles”.  This unrest in Northern Ireland has since calmed, but due to the city’s history, this location is ideal. 

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

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Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held from 1:40-2:55 (community hour), via Zoom. Click HERE to join.

  • Wednesday, March 27

Undergraduate Courses


The first week includes a welcome, introduction, an in-depth study of Northern Irish history and identity politics. This also includes a tour of Belfast and a day trip to Derry.

WEEK 2 & 3

Choose your own program:

Full program descriptions for each of the courses can be found on the AHSS Summer School page. Syllabi are hyperlinked with the courses above.


  1. 2.7 GPA
  2. Sophomore standing                                        


You can access and start your application here.

Application Deadline: Extended to Monday, April 8

However, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places, students are encouraged to apply early.

Please note: An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. It can be paid by debit or credit card. Money orders, personal checks and cash are also accepted. Applications will not be accepted if incomplete.

Program Cost

Estimated Program Cost: $3,110**
**Subject to change. Includes single occupancy accommodations, international health insurance, welcome and farewell meals, excursions, and transportation on-site associated with the program. Does not include airfare, some meals, personal expenses & excursions, etc.

Estimated Costs 2024


John Jay College Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office, at their home College, to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program. 

More information on scholarships and funding can be found on our Study Abroad Funding page.

JJC students can contact Michael Scaduto for more information regarding the JJSAS, and general scholarship opportunities, at 212-237-8872 or email at

Program Notes

  • Housing: Students will stay in single-occupancy accommodations arranged by Queen's University Belfast. More information can be found on the AHSS Summer School page.
  • Fluctuating exchange rates and other fees may lead to program cost changes.
  • Program cost is based on a minimum number of participants for the program.
  • Students should discuss applicability of financial aid with the Financial Aid office.
  • All CUNY students must meet with their study abroad advisor to be sure the proper e-Permit registration process is followed.
  • All non-CUNY students are encouraged to apply early, to be sure there is ample time to apply and register for classes at John Jay College. Please contact OISP for more information regarding the application process. Please note: Tuition rate per credit is different for non-CUNY students. More tuition information can be found here:
  • Refund Policy: Payment of the program deposit indicates the student understands and agrees to the Office of International Studies & Program’s payment and refund policies.  Students who withdraw from a John Jay College program after confirming participation, but before the program begins, will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs: students will be refunded 50 percent of program fees 30 days prior to the program start date, and 25 percent of program fees 14 days prior to the program start date. After the start of the program, no refunds will be provided, and the student is responsible for all program fees. If the program fee is not paid in full, there will be a hold placed on her/his CUNYfirst account.
  • For faculty-led programs, tuition refunds will be granted following the College’s policies.  For more information, please visit:
  • College-based funders retain the right to recoup funds from the student account if the student does not follow rules of the CUNY Travel Waiver & Release Form, uses the funds for other purposes, or withdraws from the program. Students must understand that they are responsible for full payment of the amount owed to the department.
  • The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has the right to modify or cancel the program, including  changes to the program dates, costs, scheduled visits, program itinerary, etc., as dictated by economic and/or political situations, etc.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare, and for their itinerary. Due to possible changes in program dates/itinerary information, students are not to purchase airfare until prompted by OISP.
  • Students are encouraged to apply early, due to limited space.
  • Information is tentative, and subject to change*, **program cost(s), syllabi, *dates, etc.

For More Information

Ken Yanes, Dep. Director

Daniel Braslavsky, Coordinator

Office Location & Mailing Address:
Office of International Studies & Programs
John Jay College, CUNY
524 West 59th Street
Haaren Hall, Suite 530
New York, NY 10019 USA