Begin in Berlin

Contact Us

Begin in Berlin: First-Year Experience

Mary Ann Krisa,
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the First-Year Experience
Phone: 845-758-7454

Die Bärliner

Bard College Berlin
Student Blog

On the Die Bärliner blog, Bard College Berlin students share first-person accounts of their experiences in Berlin, in the classroom and beyond. As Maria Khan writes of her time in Berlin, "Be it through academic or leisure activities, I often find myself rediscovering the world all over again."

Student Handbook

Click below to download the Begin in Berlin student handbook.

Forms and Applications

Applying to the Program

  • Who can attend? Any first-year Bard student can participate in the Begin in Berlin study abroad program.
  • Deadline: The application deadline for fall semester or for the full year in Berlin is May 15. The application deadline for spring semester in Berlin is November 1.
  • Contact: Current Bard College students, please contact Mary Ann Krisa at If you are a prospective Bard student interested in studying in Berlin, please contact the Office of Admission at

For Prospective Bard College Students

To express interest in beginning your college experience at Bard College Berlin, and in order to be considered for fall 2015, please complete the form below by May 15, 2015. A student may express interest in the program at any time, but must be a deposited first-year Bard student in order to participate in the program.

For Current Bard College First-Year Students

The deadline to apply for spring 2015 is November 1. Click "view more" for application. VIEW MORE >>

Additional Forms for Accepted Students

Once you have been accepted to the Begin in Berlin program, please complete the Commitment Form (below), and the online housing form. For an overview of fees click here.