Bard College

August 5, 2020

University Information

Bard College, founded in 1860 as St. Stephen's College, is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in Dutchess County, New York, United States, in the town of Red Hook.

Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Bard College. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. If you are a Bard College student, please check with the Bard Abroad Office for guidelines on enrolling in a study abroad program and receiving credit for your study abroad experience. If your university has listed recommended programs below, please consider them first and contact any of the program providers referenced in the reviews listed below for more information.

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04/14/2019 Good Stuff Study Abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo

"debt, sadness, new perspective on pollution, and a free hoodie. "

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11/12/2018 New Zealand Is Beautiful And A Great Place To Study! IFSA: Wellington - Victoria University of Wellington

"I learned to be independent and how to travel on my own. "

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03/09/2018 Bliss (And Stray Cats And Shawarma And Smoke Breaks) On Bliss St. American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Yes! I learned how to care for myself in a difficult environment, how to make the most out of living abroad, how to conduct research in a foreign language..."

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11/23/2017 Teaching English + Learning Chinese = The Best Year Ever Chinese Language Institute / CLI: Guilin - Teach in China

"Not only did my Mandarin improve several levels in a short time, I also really grew to understand the community/society in which I was living. By the end of the year, I felt like I was a Guilin local and super confident about my abilities to keep living, working and studying in China. CLI definitely gave me the tools I needed t..."

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11/22/2017 Building A Home Away From Home IFSA: Buenos Aires - Argentine Universities Program

"I felt at home in BsAs because I was welcomed into the Armenian community, but I had friends who found communities playing sports, or videogames, or dancing, so it was clear that going out and involving yourself in cultural spaces is worthwhile, even if it might be scary at first. "

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Past Review Everyone Should Go To Lebanon American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I made great friends, improved my Arabic a lot, learned about the country's history, culture, and politics, and got to see beautiful and important sites. "

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Past Review Once In A Lifetime Experiece SAI Study Abroad: Paris - American University of Paris (AUP)

"With students from around the world at AUP I gained the ability to perceive current issues from so many different perspectives. "

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Past Review Amazing Way To Spend A Semester! AMIDEAST Rabat - Area & Arabic Language Studies

"I learned a ton about Moroccan culture as well as things like Islamic Feminism which was VERY interesting."

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Past Review Summer Session In Southern Italian Coastal Paradise SAI Study Abroad: Sorrento - Sant'Anna Institute (SA)

"I learned that I can live and lead a productive life in a foreign country on my own! "

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Past Review The Adventure I'd Been Waiting For All My Life Sarah Lawrence College: London - London Theatre Program

"I tend to dislike the term "life-changing experience", but it is perfect to describe my stay in London. I produced the best work I've ever done, fell in love with a city, saw the best theater productions I've ever seen, grew tremendously as an actor, was endlessly inspired, and came back to the States as a much-changed person. I..."

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Past Review Learning By Living Sustainability With An Amazing Community : ) SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Sustainability and Environmental Action

"I loved learning about sustainability, I loved Australia, I loved our group. It was a risk for me doing this program because I was an art major with only one previous environmental science class (I am now majoring in both art and environmental science), not particularly interested in camping, but I wanted something different out..."

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