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International Partners
International Partners

Bard College believes that international education is built upon meaningful partnerships. The College's collaborations abroad require institutional commitment and incorporate faculty, students, and administrators. These collaborations provide innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to education and new methods of teaching, which are rooted in the values of liberal education. Many of Bard's international partners also offer study abroad opportunities for U.S. students.

Al-Quds Bard 

Abu Dis, Jerusalem
The partnership between Bard College and Al-Quds University represents the first dual-degree programs between U.S. and Palestinian institutions of higher education. Al-Quds Bard offers undergraduate B.A. programs in the liberal arts and sciences and a Masters of Arts in Teaching program.

American University of Central Asia

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
American University of Central Asia is a multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts through a partnership with Bard College.

Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University

Berlin, Germany
Bard College assumed ownership of ECLA  in 2011. Under Bard, the programs of Bard College Berlin have expanded: Students in the four-year B.A. program may earn dual German and American bachelor’s degrees. Students are also involved in civic life in their local communities through the Civic Engagement Initiative.

European Humanities University

Vilnius, Lithuania
The mission of the European Humanities University is to facilitate and deepen the contribution that its students, graduates, and faculty can make to the quality and potential of their own lives and to their respective civil societies. 

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College)

Saint Petersburg, Russia
Smolny College is a joint venture of Bard and St. Petersburg State University. This partnership is arguably the most significant collaboration between higher education institutions in the United States and Russia. Students studying at Smolny receive degrees from both institutions.