Bard Abroad in the West Bank

Academics at Al-Quds Bard


Al-Quds Bard has nine academic programs from which to choose your courses:

HumanitiesNatural Science and ComputingSocial Sciences

Cultural Program

The Al-Quds Bard Program organizes excursions designed to introduce students to the West Bank and Palestinian history and culture.  Excursions may include walking tours; day trips; visits to the theater, museums, and historical places; and social events with local students.

Arabic Language

All participants are required to take a semester-long course in colloquial Levantine Arabic and are strongly encouraged to take a course in Modern Standard Arabic.  Due to the program's small size and the flexible nature of the curriculum, students at different levels -- beginner, intermediate, and advanced -- benefit from a tailored and individualized approach to language study.  Heritage speakers can also be accommodated.


Our program encourages students to engage with local community issues through hands-on internships and volunteer work. Interested students can pursue opportunities with non-governmental organizations, international agencies, and other groups. Faculty and staff at Al-Quds Bard have a wealth of contacts and can help organize these opportunities.