International Students

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
E-mail: kalupaha@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7328

F1 Student Employment

On campus employment

F1 students enrolled full time at the college are eligible to work on campus for up to 20 hours per week during the time classes are in session and full time during the breaks.

Nonimmigrant Student Visa

This information is directly relevant to all accepted international students who are in possession of a non-U.S. passport. However, those of you who are U.S. legal permanent residents/green card holders do not need a U.S. student visa prior to your arrival at the college. For those of you who are accepted students under the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), you are not eligible to apply for a U.S. F-1 student visa. In addition, if you are currently in the U.S. under the “dependent” category of your parent/spouse/life partner’s visa, you may or may not need to apply for a student visa.

Visa Checklist for International Students

  • Submit all information and documents requested by the office of admissions towards visa document processing
  • Those who provide all requested documents towards your student visa document processing by May 15, 2015 will be processed and mailed by June 15, 2015. The rest will be processed after June 15th.
  • Late May through June is the general visa document processing timeline for incoming first year international students.
  • You will receive an e-mail soon after your visa document is processed and mailed
  • Apply for a student visa (F-1/J-1 student) at the U.S. consulate in your country of citizenship or country of legal residence and receive a valid U.S. student visa stamp on your passport.
  • After you receive a U.S. student visa stamp on your passport, please make sure you pack all important travel documents and supporting documents in your hand luggage/personal carry-on:
- Valid passport with a student visa stamp and visa document (form I-20/DS 2019)
- All other documents mentioned on the letter included in your visa document mailing packet you received—it is best to bring all documents you prepared for the visa interview with you.