Program at a Glance
Program Credits12-18 credits
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
BestSemester proudly offers several off-campus and study abroad programs around the world through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). The CCCU is a higher education association of 179 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world.
The first thing students notice in Northern Ireland is the beautiful verdant landscape, but there's more to this country than rocky green cliffs and sparkling blue waters. From the home base at Lakeside Manor, a charming 19th-century mansion in Belfast, students may travel all over the Irish isle visiting important cultural and historical landmarks like SAUL, the site of St. Patrick's first church in Ireland, the Northern Ireland Parliament, and Dublin Castle.
In addition, students can experience the deep impact of the religious and political conflict that has been an important part of Northern Ireland's history. Students may also sit at a table with residents who lived through "The Troubles" as they hear first-hand accounts of the hunger strikes and political clashes that beset Belfast in recent decades, pray in ancient cathedrals that predate the birth of their home country and hike among green pastures and ancient forests. This opportunity for experiential learning in Northern Ireland will make your next semester unforgettable.