Most foreign languages taught at Bard can be studied in an intensive format that offers both an accelerated pace of learning at Bard and a one- or two-month program, offered either during the summer or winter break, in a country of the language of study. These programs are designed to build on academic year studies and help students gain a command of a foreign language. The intensive format allows students to complete the equivalent of two years of language study in a few months.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Bard College offers a number of study abroad opportunities for students. While some programs have a strong focus on basic language acquisition coupled with an intensive program abroad, other programs allow exploration in advanced liberal arts courses through affiliated or independent institutions.