upon meaningful partnerships.
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.
Global Civic Engagement
Central European University
In 2019, 35 students from Bard’s International Network came together for the Get Engaged Conference, a gathering designed to grow the network of young social entrepreneurs and change agents who are actively using the liberal arts as a tool to develop solutions to challenges in their communities.
Study of the U.S. Institutes
Bard College hosts a multinational academic exchange program on its Annandale campus each summer. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) offers experiential learning through an intensive academic program, site visits, travel to different U.S. regions, and opportunities to build relationships with U.S. peers and community members.
Institute for Writing and Thinking International
The Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) at Bard plays an important role in supporting the development of a liberal arts approach by providing faculty development for Bard’s international network partners as well as for hundreds of institutions around the world.