Visiting and Exchange Students

Contact Us

Bard College
Institute for International Liberal Education

PO Box 5000
Ottaway Gatehouse
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Trish Fleming
Study Abroad Advisor
Phone: 845-758-7076
Fax: 845-758-7040

Visa Information

J-1 visa documents for visiting and exchange students will be mailed to your home address in late June. Click here for more information.

Shipping Boxes to Campus

Please try to have packages arrive after August 14. Due to limited space, we cannot guarantee storage of your packages before the middle of August. We strongly encourage you to select a shipment method that offers you the ability to track the delivery process of your package(s). Please mail packages to:

STUDENT NAME “Incoming Visiting/Exchange Student”
Bard College
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Welcome, Visiting and Exchange Students!

Questions? E-mail Trish Fleming ( at the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE).

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 incredible campus.

2014 Summer Timeline

Late June

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.

Late July

You will receive an e-mail through your 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*


August 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.

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).