The annual first-year student picnic.
The annual first-year student picnic.

First-Year Experience in Berlin

Bard College first-year students may apply to spend one or both semesters of their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the heart of the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. Click below to learn more and express interest in joining the program. A student may express interest at any time, but is not eligible to apply until he or she receives an offer of admission from Bard College.


Faculty: Marka Gustavsson

Marka Gustavsson

Violinist and violist Marka Gustavsson has performed in major halls across Europe, Canada, and the United States, as well as in Japan and Israel. Gustavsson received her B.M. from Indiana University, M.M. from Mannes College of Music, and D.M.A. from the City University of New York. She has been on the Bard faculty since 2001.
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Congratulations, Accepted Students!

A Letter from the President

"Please accept my congratulations on your acceptance to Bard College," writes Bard president Leon Botstein. "I want to welcome you into a college community that cherishes the life of the mind but also seeks to link the spirit of inquiry to public service and engagement with life in society."

Now That You Have Decided to Come to Bard, What's Next?

Welcome, new Bardian! Here's what's next: VIEW MORE >>

Class Planner for Accepted Students

There are certain perks for accepted Bardians. You are welcome to visit classes! E-mail and we will help you arrange your visit. Please click on "view more" for details.

Join Us on the Official Bard Class of 2019 Facebook Group!

Click here to join the official Facebook group for the Bard Class of 2019!  VIEW MORE >>

Open House for Accepted Students

Bard will host an Open House for Accepted Students on April 25 beginning at 9:00 a.m. VIEW MORE >>

Why I Chose Bard

Why choose Bard College? The unique and rigorous curriculum, stunning campus, and close relationships with faculty are a few of the reasons our students decided to make Bard their home. Here they talk about what drew them to the college in the beginning and the scholarly, creative community they've found on campus since.

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