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Featuring CCIS Programs

Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland (Europe)

Quick Facts 2021
Dates:  January 11-  June 12, 2021
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020   
Costs:  $17,200 CCIS Member | $17,600 Non-Member

Fall 2021
Dates:  SeptemberDecember, 2021
Application Deadline:  March 15

Costs:  $TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

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Please note $800 deposit due two(2) weeks after acceptance.

Program Overview

Belfast has been growing in popularity as a travel destination in the last few years, developing a vibrant restaurant scene, award-winning architecture, and a new cosmopolitanism. However, most residents still prefer discussing politics over their famous fried breakfasts. The friendliness of the people is what’s most appealing in this small and very walkable city, from smiling servers to talkative bartenders to helpful strangers on the street. Your time in Belfast will allow you to explore this hidden gem to its fullest - and perhaps run into a cast member from Game of Thrones while you’re at it! 

Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
John Dunleavy
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

Academics & Program

Your host institution, Queen’s University, is one of the UK's leading research intensive universities as well as one of the biggest campus universities. Its heritage stretches back 160 years, blending their proud heritage with cutting edge facilities for the best experience of university life. Outside of the classroom, you can participate in more than fifty sporting clubs and over 100 non-sporting societies.

The oldest society is the Literary and Scientific Society, which focuses on debating political, cultural and social issues within Northern Ireland. The university also runs the Queen's Film Theatre, which has been described as Northern Ireland's leading independent cinema.

Credits: 15-18 credits
Instructor's Language: English

Student Life & Housing


Belfast is an extremely easy city to get around, so you will have access to everything while staying in university accommodation, a short walk from campus. Belfast is more affordable than every other major student city in the UK; in fact it's almost 50% cheaper than London. With less money spent on rent, amenities, and food, you'll have more left over to experience Belfast's amazing culture.

Please note, there are a limited number of ensuite rooms available, so they will accommodate where possible. Non-ensuite rooms can also be booked if preferred.

Elms Village is located approximately 1.5 miles from Belfast City Centre in a leafy residential area within walking distance of local shops and restaurants making it an ideal location for the summer months. It is approximately a 15 minute walk to campus. The Queen's dorms were ranked in the UK's Top Ten Student Accommodations by The Telegraph.

Dedicated support is provided by Student Accommodation staff. Rates include utility bills, 24-hour security, 24-hour reception, regular cleaning of communal areas and internet service. Access to the internet in your bedroom can be limited.

Accommodation is in single en suite or non-en suite rooms. Rates include linen and towels, and a cleaning service every 3rd day. Rooms are typically in blocks of a maximum of 33 rooms with 11 rooms on each floor. Each floor has a kitchen and common room with TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Kitchen equipment, such as plates, cups, cutlery, small pot set and ovenware, etc. will be available for use. There is 24 hour reception and security on site.

At the center of Elms Village is the Treehouse where breakfast is served from 07.30-10.00 daily. The MACE shop on site is open from Monday-Friday.

Please Note: Semester Program Cost includes a 16 week contract for a standard room in Elms Village. If you select a different housing option, your cost may change. See changes in price by referring to the residential fees chart from QUB.


Duration & Costs

Spring 2021
January 11 -  June 12, 2021

Fall 2021
September - December, 2021

Spring 2021
$17,200 CCIS Member | $17,600 Non-Member

Fall 2021
$TBD CCIS Member | $TBD Non-Member

Costs included:Tuition and administrative fees, Housing (Semester Program Cost includes a 16 week contract for a standard room in Elms Village. If you select a different housing option, your cost may change. See changes in price by referring to the residential fees chart from QUB.), Field trips/excursions, Queens University student ID card, Pre-departure and onsite orientations, Sickness and accident insurance

* Please note the semester cost includes a 16 week contract for a standard room in Elms Village. If you select a different housing option  your cost may change. See changes in price by referring to the residential fees chart from QUB.    

Costs not included: International airfare $600-1,100 approx., Meals $1000 approx., Personal Expenses $800 approx., Books $200 approx., Visa Fees (if needed) $125 (U.S. citizens)

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum of 12 college credits at time of application
- 3.0 GPA or higher
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose
- Students must be at least 18 years of age

Application Deadline

Spring - October 15 
Fall -March 15

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!


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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad


Studying abroad was one of the best things I've done for myself. The experience is exhilarating. Belfast, Northern Ireland has the best scenary and culture from Game of Thrones, the Titanic experience to the breath taking sites of giants causeway and carrick a rede rope bridge. We had fun field trips to different musuems, Irish dancing and ate lots of yummy food. You can even explore countries and cities right next door on weekend too. Cant believe I ever hesitated to Study Abroad.