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."

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 October 15.
  • 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 Incoming Bard College First-Year Students

An incoming student must submit their deposit to Bard in order to participate in the program. After May 1, an email is then sent to all deposited students with a link to an application form. If you have any questions about the program, please email

For Current Bard College First-Year Students

Current Bard first-years can apply for a spring semester in Berlin. The deadline to apply for spring semester in Berlin is October 15. Contact Mary Ann Krisa at with any questions. Complete the spring semester application below.
  • Spring Semester Application