WHERE LIBERAL ARTS MEETS THE FUTURE OF WORK
Bard NYC is an innovative study away program for undergraduates eager to gain practical work experience in New York City. Students get a head start on their transition from college to career by combining interdisciplinary coursework, a professional internship, and cocurricular programming. A new dormitory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn offers students a multicultural coliving community, onsite classrooms, and access to the entire city from a convenient location.
Bard NYC currently offers study paths focused on the arts, international affairs (BGIA), economics/finance, and media/publishing/journalism.
Seminars are taught by faculty with deep expertise in their fields and extensive professional networks across New York City, reinforcing connections between theory and practice. The required core seminar provides academic framework to contextualize student internships.
Students take a rigorous approach to experiential learning by interning 20 hours per week for the duration of the semester. Program staff assist students with the application process, then work closely with organizations to ensure that internships are engaging and rewarding.
Our Brooklyn dormitory provides a multicultural coliving experience where students learn and socialize in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Our extracurricular calendar includes numerous cultural events that are meant to connect students with their temporary home of New York City.
• Take a multidisciplinary approach to their education.
• Think analytically about problems that are important to them: social, economic, environmental, and more.
• Value experiential learning and experimentation, testing assumptions as they map their transition from college to career.
• Reject rigid or mechanical approaches, preferring to apply new paradigms in order to see and understand the world.
• Seek to immerse themselves in New York City and explore their role as members of a dynamic community committed to equity and inclusion.
• Celebrate diverse viewpoints by acknowledging the efficacy of collaboration across different cultural, ethical, and personal perspectives in their education and work.
• Are future-oriented, applying new and creative solutions to the problems facing the world today.