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Bard College Berlin

Expatrio 2024-02-15
Bard College Berlin

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American liberal arts education in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin.

Bard College Berlin (BCB) is an accredited German-American university that offers intensive, transdisciplinary education in the humanities and social sciences. The student body is highly international and diverse in terms of geography, culture, class, and economic background and meets with faculty in small seminars taught in English. An emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual ambition, creativity, and the connection between life in and outside the classroom is a fundamental feature of a BCB education. 

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True to the principles of liberal arts education, Bard College Berlin offers interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, with a strong focus on individual growth and the development of essential skills in writing and thinking. Students engage in an integrated inquiry into the intellectual and cultural history of the contemporary world before choosing to specialize in an area of the humanities or social sciences (economics, politics, art, or literature). Qualifying students can earn both an American and a German BA degree, which are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and ACQUIN, respectively.

 

Other opportunities at Bard College Berlin

Bard College Berlin is a member of the Open Society University Network, which integrates learning across geographic and demographic boundaries and promotes civic engagement on behalf of open societies. Students can also study abroad at partner universities like Sciences Po, Leiden University College, University College Utrecht, Amsterdam University College, Bard Network Schools, and more.

The college supports internship opportunities and practical training, and has many established connections with the intellectual and cultural life of Berlin.

 

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Explore Bard College study programs:

BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought

  • At the advanced level, students choose one of the following majors: Economics or Politics

BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought

  • In addition to the core program, students choose one of the following majors: Art and Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics, or Literature and Rhetoric

To know more about Bard College study programs follow the link.

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Bard College Berlin

Bard College Berlin

American liberal arts education in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin.