Bard Abroad students take an architectural tour of Berlin as part of BCB's cultural program.
Bard College has long been known as an innovator and risk taker in the field of higher education. We believe that international education should be built upon meaningful partnerships based on the principles of mutuality and equality. Our groundbreaking study abroad programs, located in regions undergoing rapid political and economic transformation continue this tradition.
Students who have been approved to study abroad may continue to plan their Fall 2021 semester abroad. Bard College Berlin and Central European University will continue to host students from Bard College and other North American colleges and universities. The Bard Globalization and International Affairs program will be in person for Fall 2021.
Our program with the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is suspended due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will resume when AUCA reopens for in-person learning.
Due to COVID-19, students are required to know and abide by all local and national travel restrictions in place at the host country and program site. In recognition of the elevated U.S. Department of State and CDC travel advisories, the Bard Abroad office expects that students will confirm that the following conditions for their program are met:
Commercial flights are available from U.S. airports to the host country, airports and borders in the host country are open to students from the United States (or the home country of the student).
The host institution is open to American students and holding in-person classes when possible.
The host institution or program has implemented mitigation measures and can provide quarantine assistance, as needed.
The host institution or program is prepared to provide remote learning options, if required.
Students are provided a clear refund policy indicating dates and conditions for refunds of tuition, housing, and other program fees.
The United States (or the student’s home country) Embassy and Consulates in the host country are open.
The host country Consulates are processing visa applications and any required study permits for the fall 2021 semester for students from the U.S. (or the home country of the student).
The Bard Abroad staff is available to answer questions regarding these points.
The International BA (IBA) offers students the opportunity to go beyond the traditional study abroad experience and immerse themselves in multiple cultures and environments while pursuing a coherent liberal arts curriculum with expert faculty at multiple institutions and studying with students from all over the world.
The Gilman Scholarship supports undergraduate Pell Grant recipients studying abroad for summer, semester, or academic year programs. The scholarship application deadline for programs starting between December 1, 2021, to October 31, 2022 (Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Academic Year 2022-2023) is October 5! Eligible Bard students should contact Bard Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming while non-Bard students should reach out to their home institution's study abroad office for more information about the application process. Application deadline: October 5, 2021, 11:59 pm PT