Study Away

Bard has long been known as an innovator and risk taker in the field of international higher education. The College’s international education programs are built upon meaningful partnerships grounded in mutuality and equality. Our groundbreaking study away programs, located in New York City and in regions undergoing rapid political and economic transformation, continue this tradition.

Institute for International Liberal Education

The Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE) and CCE work in close coordination to develop and promote international partnerships in liberal education and civil society. IILE implements exchange programs and summer language intensives through Bard Abroad, the Program in International Education, and the Bard English Summer Language Intensive. The partnerships and exchange programs hosted through IILE serve Bard students as well as students from other U.S. higher education institutions and from abroad.

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Bard Abroad

Bard students have many unique study abroad options including: Bard Program, exchanges, and language intensives.

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The Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world.

BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA offers semester and summer programs.

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