Conflict and the Struggle for Peace - Dates and Fees


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Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: May 31 – July 5, 2020

Arabic Language Option:  July 5 –  July 29, 2020

Non-FIE partner fees for the Peace & Conflict Resolution Program and the Intensive Arabic Language option are available on our Program Fees page. Your home campus may charge a different fee. 


Please visit our What's Included page for a detailed list of what the program fee includes.


FIE scholarships for the Peace & Conflict Resolution program can be found on the FIE Scholarships page.




Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Amman
Summer 2020 Tentative Schedule: Summer 2020 Tentative Schedule:
  • Sunday, May 31: Arrive in Dublin
  • Monday, June 1: Classes Begin
    • Course: The Life Cycle of Peace and Conflict: Lessons Learned in Northern Ireland 
  • Various co-curricular activities including study excursions to Northern Ireland
  • Saturday, June 13: Depart Dublin/Arrive in Amman
  • Monday, June 15: Classes Begin
    • Course: Conflict Resolution and Management: Beyond the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Various co-curricular activities including Amman City Tour, Wadi Rum & Petra, and Biblical Jordan Tour
  • Thursday, July 2: Final day of the Peace & Conflict Program
  • Saturday, July 4: Peace & Conflict Only Students Depart Amman/Arrive in Dublin
  • Sunday, July 5: Depart Dublin

  • Sunday, July 5: Orientation
  • Monday, July 6: First day of class for Intensive Arabic Program
  • Various co-curricular excursions including Northern Jordan excursion
  • Sunday, July 26: Final exam 
  • Monday, July 27: Reflection Day (Attendance Required)
  • Tuesday, July 28: Depart Amman/Arrive in Dublin
  • Wednesday, July 29: Depart Dublin

Additional information on the Intensive Arabic Course in Amman including Academic Information and Course Descriptions can be found on the AMIDEAST website. 

At the end of the program, students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, visa, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments, AMIDEAST host families, or the hotel in Dublin.


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Safety in Jordan


Student safety is our number one priority. FIE’s partner in Jordan, AMIDEAST, has been working in the Middle East/North Africa for more than 60 years and maintains a close relationship with embassies in the region. AMIDEAST staff members constantly monitor the political and security situation in Jordan and in other surrounding countries. As part of your pre-departure orientation you will be advised to register your travel to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Jordan with your home country embassy. (US nationals register via

In January 2018, the US Department of State launched new Travel Advisories and Alerts to make it easier for US citizens to access clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information about every country in the world. For more details and FAQs about these Travel Advisories and Alerts, please see

Jordan is currently rated as Level 2: Exercise increased caution. Please note that this is the same level as much of Western Europe. For full details, visit: US State Department Country Travel Information - Jordan

The locations in Jordan that the US Department of State recommends travelers avoid have been classified as prohibited locations for all FIE/AMIDEAST students under our joint Travel Policies since the start of the Conflict and the Struggle for Peace program.

All students planning to travel independently MUST submit an online AMIDEAST Travel Information Form in advance of traveling anywhere outside of Amman.

Students should note that some home institutions have policies regarding independent travel. Students are responsible for making themselves aware of all home institution policies regarding travel and to abide by those policies. Regarding independent travel generally and/or travel to a specific location, a home institution’s policies regarding travel may be more or less restrictive than the FIE/AMIDEAST travel policies. In such cases, THE MORE RESTRICTIVE POLICY APPLIES, and FIE/AMIDEAST adheres to home institutions’ policies that are more restrictive.

In general, FIE and AMIDEAST encourage students to be extremely attentive to their surroundings at all times when traveling. Further, it is imperative that students remain abreast of news reports about the locations to which they will travel independently in order to avoid areas of high risk.

AMIDEAST Health & Safety procedures can be found on the AMIDEAST website.

Any questions regarding safety in Jordan, Ireland, or Northern Ireland should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can answer your question or direct you to the appropriate FIE or AIMDEAST staff member.

Academic Resources

  NOTE: What academic resources should be included here - see the London and Dublin pages.



Study Tours & Excursions




Study tours and co-curricular experiences bring the theories and concepts learned in class to life. Included in the Peace & Conflict program are a variety of co-curricular experiences and study tours. The following is a list of study tours and co-curricular experiences from prior years. (Please note that logistical issues may cause experiences to be substituted or eliminated.)

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  • Three-day excursion to Northern Ireland
    • Derry
    • Belfast
    • Stormont Castle (Northern Ireland Assembly)
    • Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
    • Giant's Causeway
  • Political walking tour of Dublin
  • Visiting historic city sites:
    • Leinster House (Irish Parliament)
    • Glasnevin Cemetery
    • Kilmainham Gaol 
  • Day trip to coastal town of Howth
  • Visit to the Israeli Embassy
  • Meeting with tribal chief 
  • Amman City tour
    • The Citadel
    • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Biblical Jordan tour
    • Madaba
    • Mount Nebo
    • The Dead Sea
  • Overnight excursion to the South
    • Wadi Rum desert
    • Ancient city of Petra

Learn more about Jordan and some of the Study Tours by visiting our article on


Arriving in Amman

  During the Peace & Conflict Resolution program, FIE is responsible for arranging student flights from Dublin to Amman. Upon arrival in Amman, a representative from AMIDEAST will be there to greet you at Queen Alia International Airport and provide transportation to your accommodation.