Study Abroad and Away
We encourage it, we support it, we think it’s an essential way to explore other cultures, expand your perspective, and engage with the larger world. Our Win Student Resource Commons works with students to find study abroad opportunities suited to their goals and interests. They use established independent programs (the School for Field Studies, Semester at Sea, Global Routes), programs through other schools (Oxford University, the Sorbonne, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey), and special Simon’s Rock programs (fieldwork in geography in China and in politics and culture in Ghana). The result is something very different from the standard tour of famous sites.
Our students have recently taken intensive math instruction at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary; helped build a school in a remote village in northern Thailand; and served as apprentices to dancers, drummers, mask carvers, and batik artists in Bali. Students can also take advantage of Bard’s study abroad and international programs, including special arrangements with universities in Germany, Russia, and South Africa; and intensive and immersive language programs in China, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Italy, France, Russia, and Germany. Programs can last for a semester, a full academic year, or shorter periods during breaks. We’re committed to making these opportunities accessible to students who want them; and so we offer endowed scholarships to students pursuing study abroad in an approved program.
Simon's Rock recently opened The Liebowitz Center for International Studies, a place to share international experiences and learn more about the programs the College has to offer. Learn more about The Liebowitz Center for International Studies.