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Bard students considering study abroad, contact Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming at or 845-758-7080.

All other students and program providers, contact:

Bard College
Institute for International Liberal Education

Ottaway Gatehouse
PO Box 5000 
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

The Study Abroad Process

Where to Begin

Students planning to study abroad should begin the process of researching programs their sophomore year. The following steps should be taken:
  1. Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements outlined below.
  2. Contact study abroad adviser Trish Fleming at or 845-758-7080 to schedule an advising appointment.
  3. Research study abroad options either online at or by visiting the study abroad library located in the Ottaway Gatehouse (the white hexagonal building at the corner of Annandale Road and Blithewood Avenue). Program materials there are available for students to take.
  4. Discuss your study abroad plans with your academic advisers, foreign language faculty (if applicable), and/or members of your moderation boards. Advisers' approval will be necessary (see Application and Approval below).


Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have successfully moderated in order to be eligible to study abroad. Transfer students: at least half of your total credits must be earned in Annandale in order to earn a Bard College degree (which might affect your ability to spend a full semester abroad). Check with the Registrar to determine your status.

Application and Approval

In order to receive Bard approval to study abroad, students must meet with the study abroad adviser and complete the petition to study abroad. VIEW MORE >>

Credit Transfer

Students will receive credit for study abroad programs only if they have received prior approval on their petition to study abroad. VIEW MORE >>

Financial Aid

Bard financial assistance only transfers to Bard students participating in one of the Bard programs or exchanges.

Senior Project

In preparing for the senior project, Bard students are encouraged to draw on their experiences abroad.

Before You Leave: Contacting Bard

The following Bard administrative offices should be consulted prior to studying abroad.

Before You Leave: International Travel

Please consult this list of documents and topics to consider prior to traveling internationally.

Returning to Bard

Before returning to Bard, students should consider the following: