Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA), (New York City)

Experience international affairs first-hand in New York City with a term of intensive study and professional internship. The BGIA is a mixed program of high-level, seminar-style courses and a part-time internship, offered by Bard College. When applying you need to go through the UCR Board of Examiners, and then directly to BGIA.


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Academic calendar

Fall semester: Late August – Mid December

Spring semester:  Late January – Late May


English Proficiency

Courses at Master's level available


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Housing assistance

BGIA students live in dorms on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in the Hirsch Residence. The dormitory is shared with other college level programs, and students are encouraged to study and socialize together in common spaces. Residents also have free access to the gym and pool, and discounted rates for talks and performances at the Y.

Estimated living cost per month

Generally, housing is approximately $1,700/month in a double room.        

Credits and grading

Students need to take 4 courses, a total of 16 credits. You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCR's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCR exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.


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