Bard College’s Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates to engage in the study and practice of human rights law, civil society development, political economy, ethics and writing on international affairs. BGIA blends traditional coursework in these fields with internships at world-class international organizations in New York City. Summer 2014, May 28- July 25, BGIA will operate a highly selective, 8-week program for 20 students, who will be expected to take two courses and intern up to 40 hours per week.
The Internship Program
Students intern with international affairs organizations based in New York City. These include governmental, nonprofit, media, and corporate entities working in diverse areas of global concern. To insure a high quality, substantive experience, students have a mentor at the internship who supervises and structures the internship. The Core Seminar on Globalization and International Affairs provides students with an academic framework to contextualize their professional experiences.
Summer students will have a choice between 2 courses, in addition to the mandatory Core Seminar:
Students are expected to take a minimum of 6 credits during the summer. *Courses to be confirmed.
The 8.5 week BGIA Summer 2014 program will cost $12,034, based on:
enrollment in 6 credits ($1,429 per credit)
a double room in the de Hirsch Residene ($2,900)*
student fees ($99 for social events and technology)
optional health insurance ($236)
refundable facility deposit ($225)
*Students may live in single rooms for an additional cost. Students are required to live on-campus, unless they live with a family member in New York City or the tri-state area.
Global Studies Awards are available to non-Bard students seeking financial aid to defray costs. To apply, please submit a Global Studies Scholarship essay, along with a current FAFSA. International students may submit the International Student Aid application.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis*, however:
March 1 is the preferred deadline. This means that due to some internship deadlines, applying by March 1 is recommended.
March 15 is the application deadline. All application materials should be submitted by this date.
*It is possible to apply after March 15, but applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.