Semester participants take up to four seminar-style courses, while students in the summer program enroll in two courses. BGIA's Core Seminar provides the academic framework to contextualize students' professional internships within the sphere of international relations.
BGIA’s core seminar provides the academic framework to contextualize students’ professional internships within the sphere of international relations.
The BGIA Curriculum
Our faculty’s experience in the field of international affairs and at prestigious universities brings real-world expertise into the classroom. Recent courses include: Realism Reconsidered: Ethics in International Affairs; Issues in Global Public Health; Grand Strategy from Sun Tzu to Clausewitz; Trends in Terrorism and Counterterrorism; Writing on International Affairs; and The Development of the U.N. System. Language courses can be arranged.
Transcripts and Certification
Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate in intensive academic study of international affairs and globalization, recognized by the state of New York. Transcripts for the program are issued by the Registrar's Office of Bard College.