April 19, 2024
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Study Abroad in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland offers American college students a unique and exciting study abroad experience, located on the island of Ireland. With a population of approximately 1.9 million people, Northern Ireland is a land of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and cultural diversity. Belfast, the capital city, is a hub of creativity, innovation, and growth, making it an ideal destination for students seeking an immersive international education.

As a former industrial powerhouse, Belfast has undergone a major transformation in recent years, becoming a vibrant and dynamic city with a thriving arts and music scene, as well as numerous museums, galleries, and historic landmarks. The Titanic Belfast museum, located in the historic shipyards where the Titanic was built, is a must-see attraction for any student interested in engineering or maritime history. The Ulster Museum offers an extensive collection of art, history, and natural sciences, while the City Hall offers a glimpse into Belfast's political history and architectural beauty.

Northern Ireland is also known for its stunning natural beauty, with the Causeway Coast, the Mourne Mountains, and the Fermanagh Lakelands among its most popular destinations. Students can explore the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, take a scenic drive along the Antrim Coast, or hike through the rugged countryside.

In terms of safety, Northern Ireland has come a long way in recent years, with a low level of crime and a friendly local community. Public transportation in Belfast is reliable and affordable, making it easy to navigate and explore the city and its surrounding areas.

Please note that the number of American students studying in Northern Ireland varies from year to year. However, Northern Ireland is a popular destination for American college students seeking a unique study abroad experience. It is important to take common-sense precautions when studying abroad, such as being aware of your surroundings and not walking alone late at night. The cost of living in Northern Ireland can be more affordable than in other major UK cities, but students should still budget accordingly and take advantage of student discounts on attractions, transportation, and food.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in Northern Ireland. It is an index to international education in Northern Ireland, listing university-level study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate study abroad options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad.

You can also see other study abroad programs in Ireland and study abroad programs in the United Kingdom or use our advanced program search

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Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations
SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations

SIT Study Abroad currently offers more than 80 summer and semester programs in 40 countries worldwide, including comparative programs in multiple countries. Students can c...

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1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

At Queen's our international students not only thrive on the life-enhancing education they receive at Queen's but also provide vital links that feed back into the Queen's ...

3.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Arcadia: Belfast - Queens University Belfast
Arcadia: Belfast - Queens University Belfast

Located in a modern, affordable, capital city in one of the safest regions in the UK, Queen’s is a world-class academic institution with a history that goes back to the mi...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IFSA: Belfast - Queen's University Belfast
IFSA: Belfast - Queen's University Belfast

Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Queen's University Belfast!What Queen's University Belfast has to offer: •A major center of cutting-edge academics and ...

4.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IFSA: Northern Ireland - Ulster University
IFSA: Northern Ireland - Ulster University

Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Ulster University! At Ulster, you will learn of a country that used peaceful reconciliation to overcome conflicting vis...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for ISEP Exchange: Northern Ireland - Exchange Program at Ulster University
ISEP Exchange: Northern Ireland - Exchange Program at Ulster University

The university headquarters are located to the north of Coleraine, a pleasant, medium-sized market town, situated about 90 minutes by train from Northern Ireland's capital...

4.3

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Ulster University - Belfast: Northern Ireland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Ulster University - Belfast: Northern Ireland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

Studying abroad at Ulster University is all about variety, flexibility and trying new things.  You can join us for one semester or the full academic year, and transfer the...

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1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for Direct Enrollment & Exchange: Belfast - Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education
Direct Enrollment & Exchange: Belfast - Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education

Belfast Metropolitan College has a reputation for exceeding employers’ expectations and adding real value to local businesses. We have developed excellent links with both ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Amizade: Northern Ireland
Amizade: Northern Ireland

The backdrop to this program is Northern Ireland’s stunning and fascinating beauty. Experience the richness of both rural and urban settings, visit the neighborhoods in co...

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1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IFSA: Belfast - Teacher Education at Stranmillis University College
IFSA: Belfast - Teacher Education at Stranmillis University College

Study Abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Stranmillis University College! The Teacher Education at Stranmillis Program is designed for Education majors and minor...

4.3

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Queen's University Belfast: International Summer School
Queen's University Belfast: International Summer School

Now in its eighteenth year, the International Summer School on Irish Studies has participants of all ages coming from all over the world to attend the four-week programme ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for BUNAC: Worldwide - Work, Intern and Volunteer Abroad Programs
BUNAC: Worldwide - Work, Intern and Volunteer Abroad Programs

Programs available include:Work in Ireland - Explore the amazing Irish charm working for 4-6 monthsWork in Australia - Spend the summer in Oz on the ultimate support packa...

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