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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Minimum GPA: 3.5
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, English, Studio Art Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About the Burren College of Art

The Burren College of Art (BCA) is situated on the grounds of a 16th Century castle on the west coast of Ireland. It was established in 1993 and is an internationally known institution of art accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway. Each semester students have access to various resident artists.

The Burren College of Art is located just a few miles from Ballyvaughan, a small harbor village located on the shore of Galway Bay in county Clare. Though small (224 residents), this lively village has restaurants, shops, and a thriving community. Students have the opportunity to engage with the community through local societies, ceili dancing, music sessions, as well as providing classes to area school children. Galway is the closest city, about 40 minutes by bus. 

A castle on a grassy cliff overlooking a blue seaProgram Dates: 
Fall Semester:         Late September to mid-December.
Spring Semester          Early January to late May.

Courses & Credit: 
Students enroll in 5 courses to earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.          
Admissions Requirements: 
Students must submit a portfolio consisting of slides (6-10 of recent work) to be evaluated by Burren College of Art faculty and staff.

Housing & Board: 
Students live in Burren College of Art managed cottages located close to the campus. Students prepare their own meals and are provided with fully equipped kitchen facilities.

Fees: Wheaton Tuition and Housing  
- Expenses covered include tuition, housing in double rooms, one round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Ireland.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).

Other Expenses: Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, meals and a refundable housing deposit, travel to connect to overseas flights, CISI Supplemental Health and Accident Insurance and personal expenses. Students cover the expense of optional field trips.

Wheaton students taking close up photos of donkeys

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.