Arrival and Orientation
Students are responsible for their own round-trip transportation to Berlin, and are assisted with accommodation check-in prior to the start of the semester’s orientation. Orientation occurs in Berlin and includes an introduction to public transportation, academic and internship expectations and course advisement.
Permits and Visas
American citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany for the purpose of study. Students will receive full assistance with the process of applying for and obtaining the required certificate of residency. Students who are not U.S. citizens should consult the German consulate
for information regarding visa requirements. ECLA of Bard will provide required institutional documentation needed for visa applications of non-U.S. citizens who are admitted to the program.
Bard in Berlin students studying abroad for the Fall 2013 semester will live in pre-selected shared apartments. The apartments are arranged by the program, fully furnished, and are within walking distance of the U-Bahn Pankow stop. Their prime location makes for an easy commute to campus and the city center.
All Bard first-year students participating in the Begin in Berlin program live in the dormitories at ECLA.