It is expected that our students will be enrolled at the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, as one semester Foreign Studies Students under arrangements that are standard for the University. All students will receive their courses within the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, at their Belfast Campus.
For our students, this will enable access to multiple University resources for students, e.g.,
- the services of the international students office,
- library and computing facilities,
- the extra curricular life of the University including student activities,
- university instruction as germane to the content of the semester,
- and - informally - access to faculty members of the University and its institutes
In addition, students will be placed with local community organisations who are engaged in activities associated with ecouraging peace and reconciliation in their local communities. Community placements are available in the two main cities in Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry (the original home of the NI Semester), and commencing in spring '11 students can also be placed in community organisations located in Belfast.
Student's will be expected to locate close to their community organisation, and in the past for those based in Derry/Londonderry, students have been allocated self-catering style accommodation with the University of Ulster's Student Village, Duncreggan Road, Derry. Under the expanded NI Semester, students wishing to locate in Belfast maybe located in student accommodation adjacent to the student's community organisation. Accommodation options, and other related practical matters are discussed fully with Dr. Denise Crossan, Regional Director in Northern Ireland, and Rosa Bernard, Assistant Director for Off-Campus Study in College prior to departure.