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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.

Learn more about the Bard HESP Network here

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.


Stephen Wyssenski ’15

Stephen Wyssenski ’15

Stephen hails from New Jersey and is moderating into the Psychology Program at Bard. He works as a laboratory assistant, finding time to write and act outside of class.
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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

The partenership between Bard College (New York) and Al-Quds University (Jerusalem and Palestinian Territories) represents the first dual-degree programs between U.S. and Palestinian institutions of higher education. 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.