Bard in Berlin

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

Life in Berlin

Berlin’s cosmopolitan atmosphere, cultural and intellectual riches, and solid educational tradition all play a part in the Bard College Berlin education. In the Bard in Berlin program, students and faculty come together to explore Berlin’s cultural heritage and continuing development. Evenings out for events in the city often end with conversations together in a café. Berlin's many parks and lakes provide respite from urban life and offer ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Art museums, independent movie theaters, and bookshops abound. The only disadvantage of living in Berlin is that you'll never be able to see and do it all!

Arrival and Orientation

Students are responsible for their own round-trip transportation to Berlin, and are assisted with accommodation check-in prior to the start of the semester’s orientation. Orientation occurs in Berlin and includes an introduction to public transportation, academic and internship expectations, and course advisement.

Permits and Visas

American citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany for the purpose of study. Students will receive full assistance with the process of applying for and obtaining the required certificate of residency. Students who are not U.S. citizens should consult the German consulate for information regarding visa requirements. Bard College Berlin will provide required institutional documentation needed for visa applications of non-U.S. citizens who are admitted to the program.


Bard Abroad in Berlin students live in pre-selected shared apartments. The apartments are arranged by the program, fully furnished, and are within walking distance of campus. Their prime location makes for an easy commute into the city center. All Bard first-year students participating in the Begin in Berlin program live in the dormitories at Bard College Berlin.