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The Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of international affairs. Students take advanced courses with leading foreign affairs experts and participate in substantive internships in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.


Student: Jonian Rafti ‘15

Jonian Rafti ‘15

Jonian is a joint major in economics and history, serves as the treasurer on Bard’s student government, and is a leader in student voter registration efforts. He came to Bard from a large high school in New York City, and was looking for a different kind of educational experience: a small college where he could get to know his peers and professors.
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Residence Life

Residence life at Bard College is the heart of the campus community. With dormitories ranging in design, size, and social style, students find a home in Annandale.

Why I Chose Bard

Why choose Bard College? The unique and rigorous curriculum, stunning campus, and close relationships with faculty are a few of the reasons our students decided to make Bard their home.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science.

Language & Thinking

The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.

Bard College Farm

The Bard College Farm provides organic produce to the Bard College campus, growing more than 30 crops and including beekeeping and the largest cranberry bog in the Hudson Valley. The farm is worked by students and has expanded into a larger sustainable food initiative at the college.

Saim Saeed ’13: Study Abroad

A political studies and philosophy major, Bard College alumnus Saim Saeed ’13 won a Davis Projects for Peace Award as an undergraduate. In this interview, he talks about the importance of his study abroad experience at Bard.

Bard Prison Initiative

The Bard Prison Initiative began as a student-led project in 1999 and now operates six programs in New York State. Nearly 300 students have graduated from BPI with A.A. and B.A. degrees. This video captures the program's 11th commencement in 2014.

Live Arts Bard

Live Arts Bard (LAB) is a laboratory for new performance at the College. Its aim is to develop a community of visiting artists and students who work side by side on creative projects.

Bard College Debate Union

Bard debaters are having a big impact on campus and in the local community. Here, they discuss building friendships and pushing their intellectual boundaries in competition. Please visit the Debate Union's website for up-to-date information about debate formats and competition structure.

Pelosi Addresses Graduates

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi gave the address at Bard College's commencement ceremony on May 24, 2014.

Neil Gaiman at Bard College

Acclaimed author and Bard College professor in the arts Neil Gaiman discusses how he began to teach writing at Bard in the spring of 2013.

Bard Works

Bard Works is a career-oriented professional development program for juniors and seniors at Bard College that prepares them for success in the workplace.

Bard SummerScape

Director Kevin Newbury discusses the 2014 Bard SummerScape opera, Carl Maria von Weber's Euryanthe.

Why I Chose Bard

Samuel Pratt '14 chose Bard because the idea of a double major in philosophy and dance really appealed to him. “What I knew was that any academic pursuit was going to be integral to my growth and evolution as an artist.”

The Bard Music Festival

Artistic codirectors Leon Botstein and Christopher H. Gibbs talk about the Bard Music Festival: Schubert and His World.

President Mahama Visits Bard

President John Dramani Mahama of the Republic of Ghana delivered the keynote lecture at the inaugural Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum at Bard College on December 9, 2013. (President Mahama's lecture begins at 1:06:44)

Bard Conservatory of Music

Bard professor Jeffrey Kahane talks about his vision for teaching in the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the role of musicians in the world.

Transformation and Inspiration

Mary McCarthy called Bard a "mad, exciting place." This student-created holiday video offers a glimpse of the transformative, interdisciplinary experiences that students have at Bard.

Greater China Tour

The Bard College Conservatory of Music created this video in preparation for its summer 2012 tour of China, in which Bard students played in seven cities and met Chinese musicians and students.

Education for a Common Good

Bard celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010, reflecting on a legacy of academic excellence and launching the 150th Anniversary Campaign.