This program gives students the opportunity to spend the summer in Dublin and Amman exploring the process of peace and the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. This unique program will begin in Dublin by studying peace and conflict theory, using Northern Ireland as a case study for beginning to understand how those theories translate to Middle Eastern issues. Once in Amman, students use their new understanding of peace and conflict to examine how the Arab/Israeli conflict; regional conflicts such as those in Lebanon, Yemen or Iraq; and tribal conflicts are being addressed. Following the conclusion of the Peace and Conflict Program, students have the opportunity to stay in Amman and pursue a course in intensive Arabic language, including instruction in both Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian Arabic.
Dublin is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world for study abroad – and it’s no wonder why. Ireland’s capital is edgy, sophisticated and fast-growing, all while maintaining its quirky, historic charm.
In Amman, students will see the historical and contemporary side of the capital city of Jordan. Students will also visit some of the most famous sites in Jordan such as the ancient Nabataean site of Petra, Wadi Rum, Mount Nebo where Moses looked down upon the promised land and other fascinating sites that will give students an in-depth look of the complex history of Jordan.
In Dublin, students will live in student residences, serviced apartments, or a long-stay hotel.
In Amman, students will stay with a local family. Families usually host two students at a time and provide meals.
Ohio State Program Contact
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Courses and Credits
Students will be registered for 12 credits and will receive credit for International Studies 2800: Introduction to Peace Studies (3 credits) and International Studies 4802: Problems and Prospects for Peace (3 credits). Students who already have credit for International Studies 2800 (formerly 201), will receive 3 credits of International Studies 5797 instead. In addition, students will earn 6 credits of Arabic language credit. The exact credits will be determined by a placement exam administered by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures upon the students' return to Ohio State.
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
- Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
- Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
This program offers multiple sessions during the summer semester. While completing your OSU application, you will be asked to submit your intended session(s) and credit(s). The FIE Conflict and the Struggle for Peace program offers the following options:
- Peace and Conflict Resolution(*estimated* May 31-July 5): 6 credits
- Peace and Conflict Resolution + Optional Arabic Language Supplement (*estimated* May 31 - August 5): 12 credits
Please refer to the FIE
website for more detailed information.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements
and Conditions for Participation
. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications:
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov
Students will pay the FIE program fee and the GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on a university-approved, third-party provider or direct enroll program is in effect until June 30, 2021. The program fee includes in-country tuition, housing, some meals, round-trip London-Amman-London airfare, on-site orientation, and some excursions.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy
Students should begin researching funding opportunities
before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships
deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
Please review the FIE scholarship page
for additional funding opportunities.
- Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at TBD
U.S. Department of State information:
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued a Travel Warning for Jordan - https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/jordan-travel-warning.html
Per university protocol, this program is currently undergoing review by the International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC) to receive approval to continue as an Ohio State approved program. If approved, participants may be required to adhere to additional safety stipulations outlined by the ITPC. As part of the admission process for the program, all students will be required to complete and sign an Individual Student Participating in an ITPC Program Petition.
The ITPC approval and stipulations of travel will be reviewed upon the issuance of an updated travel warning or other security information. Changes to the approval, including cancellation, and adjustments to the outlined stipulations can be made at any time, including during the time students are abroad on the program. Any questions about the ITPC approval can be addressed to the OIA Program Coordinator or the international risk manager (Dru Simmons - email@example.com
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov
(travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel
(pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria
, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.