Transylvania University's summer study abroad session is open to students from any university

Transylvania University in Kentucky is offering a new study abroad experience at the Burren College of Art in Ireland for college students.

The Transylvania in Ireland program will include courses taught by the university’s faculty along with local and regional experts in folklore, writing, music, and dance. The program is a partnership with the Burren College of Art, a small, independent, nonprofit art school in Co Clare.

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Courses offered will include Introduction to Drawing, which will find inspiration in the Irish people and landscapes.

Other classes are Space, Place, and the Irish Literary Imagination; and Special Topics in Studio Art.

Students in Ireland

Students in Ireland

Students in the Transylvania in Ireland program will earn up to two units of credit (eight semester hours). Also included are accommodations, local transportation, medical and travel insurance, and two large group meals.

Based in Burren in Co Clare, the study abroad program will run from May through June of 2019 and will offer excursions to Galway, the Aran Islands, Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher and Dublin.

Seamus Carey, President for Transylvania University said,“The experience of traveling and studying overseas is an important part of a liberal arts education and something we want to offer our students through our partnership with the Burren College of Art.”

“The Transylvania in Ireland program is a unique opportunity to share in a culturally rich and engaging academic experience, open to not only our students but also those from other universities.”

Students in Ireland

Students in Ireland

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Jack Girard, professor and program director, said: “The Transylvania in Ireland program represents an exciting new study-abroad opportunity for the university.”

“Students will experience complete immersion in the Irish culture while pursuing coursework in art and literature and traveling to a variety of distinctive sites that will offer a romantically rich texture and cultural depth to this spirited adventure.”

The course runs from May 31 to June 22, 2019, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 26, 2018.

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