Group Study Abroad - Co-ordinating the Trip

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Group Study Abroad - Co-ordinating the Trip

The location of the college provides for a host of options when it comes to planning a Group Study Abroad trip.  Faculty leading their first trip to the Burren are welcome to contact us at the planning stage for advice and suggestions on the many options available.  Once we know the outline parameters of the trip - subject areas, proposed dates, group numbers, studio and accommodation requirements etc - we can work with faculty to develop an academic programme and cultural itinerary to suit the specific needs of each group.

Daily transport from housing to the campus is provided free of charge each morning and afternoon.  Each group is allocated its own housing in comfortable, well-appointed houses throughout the village of Ballyvaughan.  Accommodation is on a twin occupany, self-catering basis.  Faculty are lodged in private rooms in a shared faculty house, also on a self-catering basis.  All houses have fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities and are situated close to the college and the village itself.

As well as individual studio spaces with access 24/7, groups can request scheduled access to other college facilities.

Wireless internet access is available throughout campus and in most of the college housing.  While we have computers available for students' use on campus, we encourage students to bring their own laptops also when they travel.

Groups are also welcome to make use of the 16th century Newtown Castle on campus, which provides an atmospheric location for talks, presentations, performance work, installations and exhibitions.

Fo those interested in supplementing their teaching programme, we can co-ordinate visiting tutors from amongst our faculty, who are all practicing artists and scholars with established national or international profiles.  We can also recommend opportunities to engage with the cultural life of the Burren, such as fieldtrips or guest visits to your programme by Irish artists.