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Alumni/ae

Over the last decade, many young adults have attended a summer course or completed an Academy Year or Project Year at the college. In 2012, students in the first BA cohort graduated. Future graduates will join a network of alumni/ae who are studying and working around the world. After graduation, alumni/ae remain connected, professionally and personally, to the college and to their friends and professors.

Staying in touch with the alumni/ae community

Alumni Group in Berlin

  • Berlin-based alumni/ae can join an email group to receive invitations to campus events and to local alumni/ae events; to subscribe please send an email with the message “Subscribe” to alumni_berlin+subscribe@berlin.bard.edu.

Staying in touch with the college

Alumni News

  • Alumna Maria Khan stages Aristophanes play on campus
  • Alumni and student in volume on liberal arts education
  • Faculty and alumnus contribute to volume about liberal arts education
  • Alumnus David Kretz on the Austrian Presidential Election (Public Seminar)
  • Alumna co-produced German/Arabic talkshow on refugees to take place in the Foreign Office in Berlin
Nathan French

Nathan French

USA
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '18

Currently: European Master's of French and Francophone Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

"Bard College Berlin helped me gain the confidence to think and speak for myself. I ask myself what I value and what I don’t value, instead of being a victim of popular opinion."
 
Michal Stroka

Michal Stroka

Czech Republic
BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought '18
Currently: Project Manager in business development


"The liberal arts approach broadened my understanding and awareness of where and how economics fits within our societies. "
Hana Khalaf

Hana Khalaf

Egypt
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '18
Currently: MA in North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin


"The individual and friendly interaction with the faculty members made the whole experience very enriching and enjoyable."
Philip Euteneuer

Philip Euteneuer

Germany
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '17
Currently: voluntary social year at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin


"Studying at BCB also meant to learn how to live, grow up and be a responsible, functioning citizen."
David Kretz

David Kretz

Austria
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '16
Currently PhD in German Studies at the University of Chicago


"It's been a transformative experience on many levels."
Aya Ibrahim

Aya Ibrahim

Egypt
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '15
Currently: Reporter in the flagship English language news department of Deutsche Welle, Berlin


"The thinking beyond the obvious and literal that this kind of education instills in you is an absolute advantage in today's world."
Maria Khan

Maria Khan

Pakistan
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '15
Currently PhD in Education, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University


"As demanding as it might have been, writing essays helped me understand myself better and develop a way for expressing my thoughts."
Aurelia Cojocaru 

Aurelia Cojocaru 

Moldova
BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought '14
Currently PhD student, University of California, Berkeley


"Many of us came with an idea or a goal and saw it growing or going in new directions during the program—this is the reason why diversity has always been a key feature."
Denise Kripper

Denise Kripper

Argentina
AY ’08/09, ISU ’09
Currently: Assistant Professor at Lake Forest College, Chicago


"From the deans and professors, to the staff and students, we all formed a tight-knit community where students' interests were fostered and their critical viewpoints challenged."
Cristina Groeger

Cristina Groeger

USA
PY '08/09
Currently studying at Harvard University


"Aided by the small size and the young age of the program, Bard College Berlin is an institution in which every individual matters and has a great deal of influence in shaping the learning environment."
Hannes Klöpper

Hannes Klöpper

Germany
AY '06/07
Currently CEO of iversity


"[A liberal arts education] offers you the opportunity to engage some of the big questions in life. As a person, and as a member of society, you do encounter these questions time and again, throughout the rest of your life."
 
Natalia Irina Roman

Natalia Irina Roman

Romania
PY ‘06/07 & installation year ‘07/08
Currently Installation Artist & Cultural Manager 


"ECLA* is a place for imagination, self-discovery and play. It’s a place both in Berlin and an oasis of its own, both school and community of people, both challenge and room for own initiative."
Yana Zabanova

Yana Zabanova

Russia
AY '05/06
Currently Research Analyst at the European Stability Initiative


"I loved how saturated with new experiences and discoveries my life at ECLA* was. I also enjoyed being part of the tight-knit, diverse community."

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ECLA was the historical name of Bard College Berlin until November 2013
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