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  • Locations: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: House
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: All Majors, Visual Arts
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: No
Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:
Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Summer Ireland
Photographing the Burren

Burren - Photographer on Rock

The Burren College of Art (BCA), located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, serves as the base for this six-credit humanities photography program. While there, students explore a land of jaw dropping beauty and history: with rocks and seas, ancient forts and megalithic tombs, rare flowers and marine life. Students will stay in a cozy Irish apartment in the village of Ballyvaughn, where evenings are filled with music, poetry and storytelling. They will photograph abandoned mansions in the countryside, tramp along windswept lanes on a Gaelic speaking island with its resident shipwreck, experience the old Irish ways at the Spancil Hill horse fair, meet renowned Irish photographers, explore the unique Burren landscape with a naturalist and experience the delights of Galway and Dublin.

Info Session


Burren College of Art, northwest coast of County Clare in Ireland

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Areas of Study

  • Photography
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Friday, May 25 (depart U.S.) to Saturday, June 23, 2018
2019 Dates Coming Soon
Deadline: February 15

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EligibilityBurren - Aran Island Shipwreck

  • Open to all majors
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Courses and Credits

Students will earn a total of 6 graded Humanities credits for the two courses

AS.371.306.30 Digital Photography: Photographing the Burren (3 H credits)Burren - Cow Photographers
AS.371.301.30 Landscapes: Burren (3 H credits)

Fundamentals of the Digital SLR, Photoshop and printing are covered and lectures on the documentary and fine art traditions in photography inspire student projects. Students work one-on-one with their instructors to develop a photographic series that will be shown in a final exhibition at the BCA. Each student will be given a Nikon D 5300 to use while in Ireland. Students should bring a laptop computer. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.

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CostBurren - Erratic Behavior

The program cost for 2018 was $6,500. Please stay tuned for 2019 information. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes housing, excursions, some meals, transportation within Ireland, Nikon D 5300 for use in Ireland, and international health insurance

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Students will stay in a cozy Irish cottage in the village of Ballyvaughn. Students will share bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Internet access, bedding, kitchen supplies, and laundry facilities will be provided in the apartments.
Burren - Inisheer 2017
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Application Process

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More Information

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Burren Schedule 2018.pdf