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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 2020 03/01/2020 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: House
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities
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
Painting and Drawing in County Clare

Burren - Artist Richard

The Burren College of Art (BCA), located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, serves as the base for this six-credit painting and drawing 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 paint or draw abandoned ruins in the countryside, tramp along windswept lanes on a Gaelic speaking island with its famous shipwreck, meet renowned Irish artists, and experience the delights of Galway and Dublin.

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

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Areas of Study

  • Painting and Drawing
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Late May to Late June

Deadline: March 1

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EligibilityBurren - Plassey

  • Open to all majors
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Courses and Credits

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

6 H credits. Course numbers TBD

Students will work with water-based mediums such as watercolor and ink along with drawing to interpret the charming villages, countryside, seacoast, poets and pubs of Ireland. Through projects grounded in observation, students will advance their technical skills while developing their own individual expression and point of view. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.

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CostBurren - Sea Vista

The program cost for 2020 is TBD. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes housing, excursions, some meals, transportation within Ireland, some art supplies and use of university labs and equipment, 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

Click the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of this page to start the application process. 

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More Information

Burren Final Schedule 2019.pdf