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Bard College Berlin Facts

With intimate classes, passionate faculty, an international student body, and immersion in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Bard College Berlin offers an educational experience unlike any other.
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Bard College Berlin offers two BA programs, as well as one-year Academy Year and Project Year programs.
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The backbone of a Bard College Berlin education is the Core Curriculum, a series of six team-taught and interdisciplinary courses that provide all BCB students with an intellectual history from ancient Greece to Modernism.
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As a member of the Bard Network of Colleges, students not only benefit from their on-campus instructors, but from access to a worldwide liberal arts consortium.
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The introductory Language and Thinking Program is unique to Bard, offering an immersive and innovative introduction into reading, writing, thinking, and questioning at Bard College Berlin.
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Bard College Berlin offers a variety of dedicated arts classes in theatre, dance, performance, sculpture, drawing, painting, architecture, video, and more. Students take classes with expert practitioners in a world capital of contemporary art.
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BCB students on exchange at Bard College (view from Blithewood Garden)
40% of students in their third year study abroad. With connections to the Bard Network, ERASMUS, and various bilateral exchange agreements, students enrich their educations all across the globe.

Pictured above: two Bard College Berlin students on study abroad at Bard Annandale (view from Blithewood Garden)
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Students interested in gaining practical experience alongside their studies can complete an internship. Students have been active in a wide range of fields, including the arts, human rights, publishing, education, and more. 
 
Donovan Stewart (BA 2018):
"I worked with a non-profit whose primary goal was to use technology to benefit others. Luckily, I was given a variety of opportunities to write, edit and research the refugee crisis. I learned an incredible amount about the technological industry's relationship with refugees and other aid organizations."

Pictured above: students in the internship class visit Betahaus, a coworking space in Berlin
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The conversations at Bard College Berlin don’t end in the classroom, but spill over into all areas of campus life. On-campus students live in former embassies and historic Altbau buildings, and all students, faculty, and staff share home-cooked lunch in the on-campus cafeteria.
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The Civic Engagement program offers fellowships for student-led projects that engage the public and greater community.

Recent projects include:
Clowning workshops which train student participants to be medical clowns in order to work with children
Campus Conversations, a platform where all members (students, neighbors, migrants) can freely and equally engage in discussions, learning, and cultural exchange
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Students are encouraged to start their own clubs and organizations, and start new organizations every semester. Recent clubs include the Politics, Rhetoric, and Debate Society, and the Life Drawing Club. 
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The Bärliner Student Blog is a student-led platform offering an inside look at intellectual life at Bard College Berlin.
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Bard College Berlin graduates don’t end their journeys at college graduation. 55% of recent BA alumni have chosen to pursue graduate studies at institutions like Cambridge University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Chicago, while 33% of them have secured nonprofit and private-sector jobs.
 
Alumni Stories

Tuvshinzaya Gantulga (Mongolia), B.A. Class of 2012
Currently part of the Mongolian president’s foreign policy team

Aurelia Cojocaru (Moldova), B.A. Class of 2014
Currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley; maintains an active writing and translating career

Aya Ibrahim (Egypt), B.A. Class of 2015
Currently a reporter for Deutsche Welle News, Germany’s public international broadcaster

Michal Stroka (Czech Republic), B.A. Class of 2018
Currently a Project Manager in business development
 

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