Begin in Berlin

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.

Location Guide

Click below to download a location guide which includes information on the essentials of daily life in Berlin.

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 early May. 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

A student must be a deposited first-year Bard student in order to participate in the program. If you have any questions about the program, please email

For Current Bard College First-Year Students

The deadline to apply for spring 2016 is November 1. Contact Mary Ann Krisa at with any questions. Click "view more" for the spring semester application. VIEW MORE >>