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. (The 2014/2015 student handbook will be uploaded in mid-April.)

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 spring semester in Berlin was November 1, 2013. We will soon begin accepting applications for fall 2014.
  • 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

Please complete the form below to express interest in beginning your college experience at Bard College Berlin. A student may express interest in the program at any time.

For Current Bard College First-Year Students

The deadline to apply for spring 2014 was November 1, but please keep Bard in Berlin in mind for your junior year!

Click here to submit your application for the spring of your first year: VIEW MORE >>

Additional Forms

Once you have been accepted to the Begin in Berlin program, please complete the additional forms below: