Support for Afghan Students
Bard College is working to find safe havens for displaced Afghan students and graduates. The College has offered to immediately take in as many as 100 students in Annandale, as well as threatened scholars. The American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, a Bard partner, is offering scholarships through the Open Society University Network (OSUN) to up to 120 graduates in addition to its 120 Afghan undergraduates, and a home to another 100 or more students from the American University of Afghanistan. Several other OSUN partners have stepped forward and offered to take students and faculty through OSUN’s Threatened Scholars program.