International Students

Contact Us

Bard College
International Student Services Office
Center for Student Life and Advising
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Manishka Kalupahana
International Student Adviser
Phone: 845-758-7328

Shipping Packages to Campus

Packages received before the arrival date will be stored. Our shipping department will be open on August 9, 2014 for people to pick up their packages. Please mail packages so that they arrive no earlier than July 25, 2014. We strongly encourage you to select a shipment method that offers you the ability to track the delivery process of your package(s). Packages can be sent to the following address:

Student Name – “Incoming International Student”
Bard College
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Visa Information

Visa documents for incoming first-year undergraduate international students will be processed and mailed throughout the months of June and July. Click here for more information.

Welcome, International Students!

Questions? E-mail Manishka Kalupahana ( in the International Student Services Office.

What We Do

The International Student Services Office helps international students achieve their educational and personal goals. The office advises students on all matters pertaining to their legal status in the United States and on cultural, social, educational, and personal concerns. The international student adviser also serves as informal adviser to the International Student Organization.

2014 Summer Timeline

End of June

You will be e-mailed information about your e-mail address, the required summer readings for the Language and Thinking Program, and the mathematics diagnostic. This will come via e-mail to the e-mail address you gave us when applying to Bard. At the end of June, please check that address for an electronic packet from Mary Ann Krisa, assistant dean of students/director of the first-year experience.

Mid July

You will receive an e-mail from Bard (at your new address!) with your housing and roommate information.

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 9, 2014.

If you wish to mail boxes of personal items to campus prior to your arrival you are welcome to do so.


August 9, 2014 you arrive at Bard! All first-year students are expected to arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Early arrival for international students is after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

August 11–27, 2014 you will participate in the Language and Thinking Program. This is a pass/fail program and is required for matriculation into the College. You are expected to attend all class sessions, complete all assignments, and participate fully in class.

Students will meet with an academic adviser and register for courses during Matriculation Days, which take place during the last week of the Language and Thinking Program.