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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, practical counterinsurgency, 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 course work 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 8, 2015

First-Year Students Arrive

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Check-in and Financial Clearance

Saturday, August 8, 2015

First-Year Student Orientation

Monday, August 10, 2015 – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Language and Thinking Program