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Student Life

The student body at Bard College Berlin is small yet highly international, and it includes not only full-time Bard College Berlin students, but also visiting students from the international Bard College network, the European ERASMUS exchange network, and other partner institutions, as well as students from areas of crisis. 

From the dozen student-led clubs to the full-time Student Life staff, students are engaged in building their community. 
Bard College Berlin’s campus

Bard College Berlin’s campus

At Bard College Berlin, students live in a quiet, green, and secluded neighborhood perfect for study. In addition to a lecture hall and seminar facilities, our campus boasts a library, cafeteria, student residence halls, and a student center. While our location is conducive to concentration and close community, it also offers the experience of living in a city that is a hub for research and innovation, home to the German parliament and Federal Chancellery, creative entrepreneurs, designers, artists, numerous academic and cultural institutions, three opera houses, a philharmonic orchestra, and countless galleries, cinemas, and theaters.

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Students talk about their experience of living in the residence halls and the many opportunities available to engage outside of the classroom.  
Student Life Services & Resources
Members of the Student Life staff talk to students at the Student Involvement Fair

Student Life Services & Resources

Dedicated staff members in Residential Life and Student Life coordinate housing, safety, student facilities, social and residential matters, and provide services such as orientation, career counseling, dealing with German bureaucracy, support for internships, study abroad, and student organizations. 

Each residence hall has a Student Residential Assistant who, along with the Residential Life staff, provides both programming efforts and 24/7 on-call coverage for emergency situations. 

Student Life also supports students with both mental health and physical health issues. There is a part-time psychological counselor as well as a part-time doctor on-campus. 
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