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Nestled between the coast and the mountains, Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Known for the vibrant murals covering walls around the city, it has become a lively location full of colorful cafes, international cuisine, a thriving nightlife and historical wonders. Despite being the capital, the city retains its neighborly feel and has an up-and-coming artistic center with flourishing arts and culture festivals.

Students studying in Belfast will never run short on fun activities to take part in during their free time. Even within the city, there are great opportunities to cycle, hike and kayak or canoe. Study abroad students will live in the Queen's Quarter, the area surrounding Queen's University, which is filled with restaurants, pubs and many events for local and international students alike.

In the areas surrounding Belfast, students studying in Ireland can explore the beautiful and lush Irish countryside and take part in activities such as horseback riding, surfing, hiking, etc. It's easy to take a day or weekend trip to Dublin or any of the numerous towns around the island or even hop on a plane to visit other parts of the UK.

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Academic Programs Offered in Belfast

Semester /
Peace & Conflict Studies, Business & Liberal Arts
Queen's University Belfast
[Courses instructed in English]


Spring 1 2014
(Jan 28, 2014 to Jun 8, 2014)
Fall 1 2014
(Sep 14, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014)


Spring 1 2015
(Late Jan, 2015 to Early Jun, 2015)
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