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International Partnerships

International Partnerships
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.

Our Collaborations

Bard offers dual-degree B.A. programs with:

  • Al-Quds University,
  • the American University of Central Asia,
  • Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University, and
  • Smolny College at St. Petersburg State University.

Bard’s dual-degree Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program with Al-Quds University, based on Bard’s MAT program in the United States, is already the largest graduate program at Al-Quds.


YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung, a native of South Korea, is majoring in political studies with a concentration in global international studies. YuSung has been enrolled in the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, and plans to go back to his home country after graduation in order to pursue a career in politics.
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  • AWARE: Guatemala
  • Bard Leprosy Relief Project
  • Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative
  • Nicaragua Education Initiative

Smolny College

Smolny College, located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a joint venture of Bard and St. Petersburg State University (SPbU). VIEW MORE >>

Al-Quds Bard Partnership

Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Arts and Sciences (AQB), located in the West Bank, is the first and only liberal arts college in Palestine. VIEW MORE >>

American University of Central Asia

American University of Central Asia (AUCA), located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is a regional institution that serves students from throughout central Asia. VIEW MORE >>

Institute for International Liberal Education

The mission of the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) is to advance the theory and practice of global liberal arts education. VIEW MORE >>

Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University

Bard College assumed ownership of ECLA European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin, Germany in 2011. Now called Bard College Berlin, it enrolls an international student body and offers a multidisciplinary B.A., as well as study abroad, Academy Year, and Project Year programs. VIEW MORE >>

Central European University

Through Bard's collaboration with Central European University (CEU), advanced and motivated undergraduates can spend a semester or a year taking graduate-level courses in Budapest, Hungary.