Visiting and Exchange Students

Photo by Pete Mauney
Photo by Pete Mauney '93 MFA '00
International visiting and exchange students come to Bard for a short period of time, typically a semester or a year. They do not earn a four-year degree from Bard, like our matriculating international students, but rather come to Bard to experience the College as part of another program of study. If you are a visiting or exchange student from another country, your primary point of contact at Bard is the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) in the Jim and Mary Ottaway Gatehouse.

What We Do

We are here to support visiting and exchange students as they make the transition from their home institution to Bard. Stay in touch with us as you join the Bard community. We'll help you take advantage of our thriving student life, academic opportunities, and beautiful campus.

Visiting students come to Bard under the auspices of the Program in International Education (PIE). Click here to learn more. Exchange students come to Bard from a number of different international institutions. Click here to learn more.

Questions? Contact Study Abroad Advisor Trish Fleming by e-mail at, call 845-758-7080, or come visit the Institute for International Liberal Education in the Ottaway Gatehouse.

The Center for Student Life & Advising

The Center for Student Life & Advising (CSLA) at Bard College is committed to supporting students in their academic and extracurricular endeavors. The CSLA provides academic and personal advice as well as mentorship to students throughout their time at the College. CSLA comprises the offices of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Dean of Studies, and International Student Services.

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