Overview of Group Study Abroad Programme

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Matthew Verticchio

Overview of Group Study Abroad Programme

The success of Burren College of Art has centred on our ability to provide a focused period of immersion for artists, faculty and students in an inspirational environment using purpose-built facilities. We are delighted to extend this opportunity to faculty-led groups by providing a more affordable alternative to individual study abroad.  

Planning a trip from another country can be a daunting prospect. Accessing information on local accommodations, transportation and resources is time-consuming. As group study co-ordinator, my goal is to simplify this process, leaving group leaders to concentrate on the academic programme and on their own work.

Visiting groups and students are invited to join and participate in the college community. BCA is a vibrant place during the summer months with visiting faculty, students and resident artists adding diverse layers of experience and perspective. We arrange open studio and social events to allow for valuable cross-pollination of ideas and interesting conversations on campus.

If you are thinking of embarking on a study abroad trip, please contact me. I look forward to working with you from the planning stage onwards, managing every detail from when the group arrives at the airport, to their departure, exhilarated and exhausted, weeks later!

Julia Long

Colleges Participating in the Group Study Abroad Programme include:

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Northeastern University
  • Moore College of Art
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • University of Colorado
  • Wheaton College
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • Transylvania University
  • Auburn University
  • Fairfield University
  • Otis College of Art & Design
  • SUNY Ulster
  • Lander University
  • University of Michigan