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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Minimum GPA: 2.85
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Art History, English, Studio Art Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term 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.

Budget Information:
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.

Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December). 

Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.

Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.

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
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 03/01/2024 TBA TBA