The Bard in Berlin Study Abroad Program
ECLA of Bard is the first international campus fully owned and operated by Bard College. Through its Bard in Berlin study abroad program, ECLA of Bard offers coursework in literature, politics, philosophy, art history, theater, and the practicing arts. It is intended for students who have completed at least two semesters of study at a U.S. college or university. Students select their coursework in consultation with a faculty advisor and study together with degree-seeking ECLA undergraduates. The program’s core course, Berlin: Experiment in Modernity, combines readings, seminars, and excursions in order to provide students with an understanding of this edgy city’s unique place in history. Here, the city becomes a laboratory for exploring some of the most important intellectual and artistic developments of Europe and the Western world as a whole. Students are encouraged to intern with a non-governmental organization, arts institution, or other organization, and to study German.
Photo by Kaitlyn Chang, Bard '14
International Partnerships at Bard College
Bard College has long been a leader in bringing the liberal arts model to new locations throughout the world. Bard’s international network of liberal arts B.A. programs includes partnerships with St. Petersburg State University (Russia), American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), and Al-Quds University (Israel/Palestine). The Bard-CEU program also provides the opportunitiy to study abroad at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. At Bard College the Institute for International Liberal Education holds memberships with the Forum on Education Abroad, Diversity Abroad and the Institute of International Education, and participates in events sponsored by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and the Council on International Educational Exchange. Through the IILE students from any North American institution may apply to study abroad at one of Bard College's network of international partners.
Information on the current Clery Report for Bard College may be found at the Dean of Student Affairs website.