Applying to BGIA

Applying to BGIA
BGIA is designed for students 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. In exceptional cases, second-year students have been accepted into the program. Students of all academic majors are encouraged to apply. When evaluating candidates, BGIA looks for students with strong writing and research skills, a track record of leadership on campus and in the community, and a genuine enthusiasm for living in an extremely diverse community. Foreign language skills are a major plus, as are basic office skills and previous job or internship experience.

Students may enroll for one semester at a time and can reapply to extend for a second semester or summer.

Application Deadline

Admissions decisions for Bard's Globalization and International Affairs Program are made on a rolling basis. Primary consideration is given to students who apply before March 1 for the summer programApril 1 for the fall semester, and November 1 for the spring semester. 

Application Form

Please click here to access the BGIA application. 

The program is open to students of all majors, however students must have demonstrated an interest in international affairs by taking at least one political science, human rights, or international or diplomatic history course during their undergraduate career.