Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in Manhattan



BGIA provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world.

BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA has semester and summer programs.

The program is designed for students of all academic majors with a demonstrated interest in international affairs, particularly those entering their third or fourth year of college-level study or those who have recently graduated from college.

Students may enroll for one semester or summer at a time and can extend for a second semester or summer.  Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and each application is evaluated once completed. There is limited space in the BGIA program and students are encouraged to apply early. However, students must apply before March 1 for the summer program, April 1 for the fall semester, or November 1 for the spring semester. Generous Financial Aid is available.

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