BGIA Academics

BGIA Academics

BGIA offers international affairs courses in an intimate teaching environment. Semester participants take up to four seminar-style courses, while students in the summer program enroll in two courses. The courses, covering a breadth of international fields, are based on student discussion, research, and writing. Semester courses earn four credits each, and are based on an academic calendar. Summer courses earn three credits each. They meet in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate daytime internships.

Core Seminar

BGIA’s Core Seminar: The City as Global Actor - New York at the Center of the World provides the academic framework to contextualize students’ professional internships within the sphere of international relations. Our faculty’s experience in the field of international affairs and at prestigious universities brings real-world expertise into the classroom.

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.