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Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program

Located in the heart of Manhattan, BGIA brings together university students and recent graduates from around the world to undertake specialized study with leading practitioners and scholars in international affairs. Topics in the curriculum include political risk analysis, human rights law, the United Nations, international relations theory, humanitarian action, global public health, trends in terrorism and counterterrorism, international political economy, and writing on international affairs. Students are required to complete highly competitive internships at international organizations throughout New York City. Internships and directed research are tailored to the student’s particular field of study. BGIA is open to students from all majors who have a demonstrated interest in international affairs.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Saturday, August 9, 2014

First-Year Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance, First-Year Student Orientation Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students