ECLA/Bard - BA degree or gap year at a Liberal Arts University in Berlin

Post date: Nov 14, 2013 1:49:19 AM

Have you found a satisfying and affordable home for next year? Take a look at ECLA/Bard as a possible option for a BA degree or a gap year experience.

Berlin, the storied city that’s inspired artists from Marlene Dietrich to David Bowie, has become one of the most interesting and accessible European cities for the pursuit of a college degree.

Bard College has a thriving campus in this vibrant city, and in just four years students may earn either or both U.S. and German B.A. degrees—an option that offers broad career opportunities in Europe and North America.

Or they can begin their studies at ECLA of Bard, enjoying the cutting-edge cultural and social life of Berlin, and finish their degree at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Or they can do a Gap year in Berlin.

ECLA/Bard attracts students from dozens of nations, reflecting the international atmosphere of its home city. At 17,500 euros a year for tuition and board, it’s an affordable option.

Classes are taught in English, so German language skills are not required—though instruction in German and other languages is available. Class sizes are small, allowing close interaction among students and faculty.

The university’s curriculum leads students from the classical to the modern in a unified program of study that integrates the social sciences and humanities. Professors make good use of Berlin's cultural riches, with course sessions regularly held in museums or at historical sites in the city. Optional internships give students the opportunity to gain practical experience in their field of interest.

ECLA/Bard’s integrated and pragmatic approach lays a solid groundwork for students to become thoughtful, educated global citizens with a very strong educational background ideal for any postgraduate education or career. Combining intellectual standards and the stimulating life of Berlin, ECLA/Bard offers an exciting post secondary option.

Contact us with any questions!

– Bard Admission Staff