Study Abroad Component
Peace Education, Conflict Resolution and Much More
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) master’s degree program offers an innovative curriculum that allows students to develop an area of concentration within the discipline, build an international network of contacts, and gain practical experience.
Conflict resolution skills are essential in everyday life. International Peace and Conflict Resolution offers students opportunities to develop and apply these skills in an enterprising way as well as opportunities to explore many diverse career paths in both national and international settings. The program’s strength lies in its interdisciplinary approach to the increasingly critical study of peace and conflict resolution.
Arcadia’s IPCR program is one of the few graduate programs in the field of conflict resolution with a built-in overseas component—one that is founded in Arcadia’s long tradition of University-based international programs. In addition to the second-year study abroad component, IPCR students have the option of participating in a weeklong intensive field study in Northern Ireland during the first year of the program.
Additional IPCR short-term field study courses include Politics and Ethnic Conflict in Ukraine and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica. Additional options may be available and vary from year to year. The Director of the program reserves the right to limit the number of short-term field study courses IPCR students may take for credit.
Sites available for study abroad in the program include the following:
- The Nyerere Peace Research Centre, operated by Arcadia and the East African Community in Arusha, Tanzania (View photos)
- American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Arcadia’s affiliated campus in Paris, France
- The United Nations University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica
- The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia
- The European Peace University at Schlaining, Austria
- The program in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland
- M.A. Program in Ethnic Conflict at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland (View photos)
- The Richardson Institute for Peace Studies at Lancaster University in Great Britain
- The Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford in Great Britain
- The M.A. program in Peace and Development Studies at the University of Jaume I in Castellon, Spain
- The University of Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- The United Nations University for Peace in San José, Costa Rica (View photos)
- The University of Trento, Italy
In addition to these programs, the second year of study and fieldwork experience abroad may be individually designed to reflect the IPCR student’s specific area of interest. With the permission of the program director, M.A. candidates also have the option, based on their areas of interest, to fulfill second-year study and fieldwork credits within the United States.