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Students engage hands-on with local, regional and global sustainability challenges while
in residence at Bard
, in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York State. See examples of this work
In January of their first year, all students participate in a ten-day immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico, focused on sustainable development. In the second year, some students pursue
international internships, while others work on local and regional challenges in the US.
this letter home from Professor Segarra
watch this video
for more information.
January Term in Oaxaca, Mexico
All M.S. students participate in a ten-day intensive course in January of their first year. During this faculty-led experience in Oaxaca, Mexico students work with local NGOs to understand how food, energy and water policies affect local communities and how those policies evolve in the context of a developing country. All travel and lodging are included as part of the program fees. The course is also open to the public for credit or certificate.
View Registration and Fee Information
January 16 - 27, 2017
Certificate Cost: $550
Credit Cost: $2750
Trip fee (includes lodging, ground transportation, and one meal per day): $1000 + incidentals
Monique Segarra, Policy Professor, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Public Registration Deadline:
October 1, 2016
Local / National / Global
Beginning in June of the second year, students begin their
extended professional internships
, some scattered across the globe, some remaining rooted in New York's Hudson Valley. In the final semester, students workshop their capstone projects in the Master's Seminar, learning from each other about policy solutions to local and global social and environmental problems.
While in residence at Bard, students engage with responses to sustainability challenges—from climate and energy, to food systems policy, land conservation and biodiversity, watershed management, and toxic pollution. For example, our M.S. policy students are currently helping to
evaluate and develop a local micro-hydro project.