Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

International Partnerships


Bard believes that institutional change must be global in its orientation and reach, and that the task of creating open societies is integrally bound up with education and the involvement of citizens at home and abroad. The College has a long history of global outreach and innovative international programming, and the Center for Civic Engagement has or shares oversight of many of these established programs even as it seeks to explore new opportunities and build new partnerships. 

Recent collaborative ventures show Bard’s commitment to engage in places that are undergoing significant social change and have demonstrated Bard’s interest in the democratic institutional reforms associated with the liberal arts education. Partnerships include the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College), in St. Petersburg, Russia; American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Al-Quds Bard Partnership in the West Bank; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University. For more information about these and other global initiatives, see “International Programs and Study Abroad” and “Additional Study Opportunities and Affiliated Institutes.”

Student-led International Projects  Many student-initiated—and student-staffed—projects are international in scope. Current TLS projects include leprosy relief in Kathmandu, Nepal; an HIV-awareness program in Guatemala; summer camps for Palestinian youth; and educational empowerment programs for young people in Nicaragua. Other recent projects have taken undergraduate volunteers to Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, among other countries. Student-led projects have also addressed global issues such as tuberculosis, children’s rights, human trafficking, fair elections, and poverty.