Bard in Berlin

Begin in Berlin

A Program for Bard College First-Years

Incoming first-year students at Bard College may apply to spend one or both semesters of their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. Begin in Berlin students take part in the intensive core curriculum, along with first-year Bard College Berlin students.

New Semester Program!

Arts and Society in Berlin

Explore one of the world's most exciting experimental space in which the arts collide head on with history and politic.

New Summer Programs!

Summer Theater Intensive in Berlin
Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge theater, performance and culture of Berlin!

German Summer Language Intensive
Learn German while exploring this historic & culturally rich city.

Contact Us

Bard in Berlin Study Abroad

Phone: 845-758-7076

Begin in Berlin:
First-Year Experience

Contact: Kevin Dean, Director of the First-Year Experience

Phone: 845-758-7454

Bard College Berlin
B.A. Degree

Contact: Bard College Berlin Office of Admission
Phone: +49 30 43733 120

Welcome to Bard College Berlin

The Bard in Berlin Study Abroad Program

The Bard in Berlin study abroad program invites students who have completed at least two semesters of study in North America to spend a semester or academic year at Bard College Berlin. Bard in Berlin offers coursework in literature, politics, philosophy, economics, art history, theater, and the practicing arts. Students select their coursework in consultation with a faculty adviser and study together with degree-seeking Bard College Berlin 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 opportunity 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