International Visiting and Exchange Students
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).
You will be mailed information about your e-mail address and the mathematics diagnostic. For exchange and P.I.E. students: This will come via e-mail to the e-mail address you have given us when applying to Bard. Your package will come directly from the program through which you are studying at Bard.
You will receive an e-mail through your @bard.edu e-mail with detailed information about the check-in process on your arrival date of August 27. *By the end of July, please make sure Bard has received your finalized transcript from your previous institution*
AugustAugust 27, you arrive at Bard!
Please follow IILE instructions on sharing your JFK flight arrival information and participating in airport pick-ups on this date.
If you choose to arrive earlier, please note that students must be on campus no later than 10 a.m. on August 28 for orientation. For those who plan to arrive in the area early, a list of local accommodations can be found here
Airport shuttles are only available for arrivals to JFK on Tuesday, August 27. Visiting students arriving earlier must arrange their own transportation to Bard College.August 28–29
You will participate in orientation activities and registration for the fall semester. A schedule of required activities will be included with your arrival packet.