Bard International Network

About the Bard International Network

About the Bard International Network
Bard's international partner institutions are linked through a series of overlapping activities that foster the exchange of ideas, mutual learning, best practices, and multifaceted cooperation among faculty, administration, and students. 

Grounded in a liberal arts tradition, the Bard International Network fosters strong intellectual and civic engagement among partner institutions and the desire for lifelong learning.

Get Engaged Micro-grants

CCE announces a micro-grant competition for Get Engaged participants. Micro-grants provide supplemental resources to deepen (or initiate) student-led engagement projects and can be used to link two or more projects across the network. Grant awards range from $250-$500 USD and will not exceed $600. Application due DECEMBER 1st. Apply here.

Global Engagement Fellows:
CCE announces a call for applications for Global Engagement Fellows, a new student leadership initiative.


Global Engagement Fellows will promote and coordinate thematic civic engagement projects across the Bard International Network. Selected fellows will have developed and sustained a civic engagement project and demonstrated leadership skills and a desire and aptitude for working with others. Selected fellows will be eligible for a micro-grant of up to $1,000 towards their current or proposed civic engagement project. Applications due DECEMBER 4th. Apply here.

News & Announcements

Center for Civic Engagement Support for Bard's International Network Participation in Conferences

The Center for Civic Engagement has limited funding available to help support faculty from
Bard College’s International Network of Partners participate in conferences. Faculty
accepted to take part in conferences may apply for funding by submitting: VIEW MORE >>

Uniting Liberal Arts Institutions

Uniting Liberal Arts Institutions
The Bard International Network works with liberal arts institutions in various parts of the world.

What unites these institutions is their commitment to liberal arts and sciences education.

Several of the partnerships which constitute the Bard network are dual degree programs: students studying at AUCA, at Smolny, and at Al-Quds Bard receive a degree from their institution as well as a B.A. from Bard.

An important part of the educational experience for students at these institutions is not simply to study in liberal arts methods and study liberal arts curricula, but to be engaged in the world around them.

Civic engagement is at the heart of liberal arts and sciences education. Students across the network are engaged in amazing activities in their local communities, in their national communities, and internationally.

While we believe that the programs we lead internationally are extremely challenging, we think that the investment is ultimately worth it.

Who We Are

The Bard International Network is comprised of: