Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE)The Institute, founded in 1998, is a recognized leader in the establishment of joint ventures in liberal education with universities abroad. Working with partner universities that seek to introduce more democratic educational practices, IILE establishes dual-degree or dual-credit programs that realize the best features of American liberal arts education while respecting and incorporating local knowledge and ambitions.
Programs administered by IILE include Bard’s joint ventures with St. Petersburg State University (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Smolny College), Al-Quds University (Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts and Sciences and Al-Quds Bard Master of Arts in Teaching Program), and American University of Central Asia. It manages the Program in International Education, as well as tuition-exchange programs with international partners. The Institute has its own board of advisers and endowment.