Through its Bard in Berlin study abroad program, Bard College Berlin offers coursework in literature and rhetorics, ethics and politics, philosophy, art history, theater, and the practicing arts.
Students will earn 16 credits for this program. Bard in Berlin students are required to take the course Berlin: Experiment in Modernity (four credits), and can select between Bard College Berlincore courses (eight credits each), Bard College Berlin B.A. electives (four credits each), Language courses (four credits each) and an internship with the corresponding internship course (four credits).
The language of instruction at Bard College Berlin is English. Introductory foreign language courses in German, French, and Spanish are available as electives. Click here
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Bard College Berlin’s international faculty have earned degrees at some of the most prestigious universities in the United States and Europe. Their expertise spans the disciplines of art history, philosophy, literature, film, English, studio art, and political theory. Students and faculty interact on a personal level in small seminars, as well as over lunch in the shared cafeteria or on an outing in Berlin. Click here to learn more about Bard College Berlin's faculty:
Students with an interest in an unpaid internship in Berlin should complete the relevant sections on the program application. Students will be asked to indicate fields of interest and what experience or expertise they would bring to an internship site. Language skills, artistic talents, volunteer experience, and organizational and public relations skills are all valuable components of an internship application. Students should be aware that due to the part-time nature of the internship, particularly for non-German speakers, the experience offers an opportunity to learn about the world of work, and to play a support role in the organization.
Bard in Berlin students are currently interns for Gallerie Supportico Lopez, Triple Canopy (arts publication), MOD Institute for Urbanism, Kunstgut (graduate level art school), Will Rawls (choreographer), Michael Baers (artist), and Judith Raum (visual artist).
Internship placement occurs after a student is accepted to the academic program. Students who indicate an internship option, but who upon arrival to Bard College Berlin, prefer to enroll in additional academic courses in lieu of the internship may opt out of the placement. All students pursuing an internship must also enroll in the four-credit internship course.
Books and course materials are loaned to students for the semester, and must be returned at the end of the semester. Students will be provided course materials during orientation in Berlin. The Bard College Berlin Library provides access to an expanding collection of books and visual media based on regular acquisitions made by faculty to support their teaching and research. VIEW MORE >>
All Bard in Berlin students will be assigned an academic advisor who has taught and advised students at Bard College or another U.S. institution. While students will be asked to make an initial selection of courses before arriving at Bard College Berlin, final registration takes place during program orientation in Berlin after meetings with the local academic advisors.
Transcripts and Credit
Course titles, credit hours, and grades are recorded on a Bard College transcript for easy transfer of credit to students’ home institutions.