American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Student Exchange to Bard

Student Exchange to Bard



AUCA Study Abroad Opportunity at Bard University


Call for applications for the Bard College

Program in International Education


Fall 2014 & Spring 2015


The Bard College Program in International Education (PIE) is pleased to announce a new call for applications for one semester of study on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York State.  PIE will bring together students from Bard's network of international partners (including AUCA, Smolny College, Al-Quds University, ECLA of Bard in Berlin, and University of Witwatersrand).


The program provides a Bard tuition waiver and students may apply for additional scholarships to cover costs. Students are responsible for paying for their own airfare and visa costs.


Students at Bard College register for sixteen credits per semester.




Applicants should be junior students at the time of the start of the semester at Bard. The program is open to current sophomores, who are to become JUNIORS in 2014-15 academic year, majoring in the following eight academic programs:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Economics
  3. European/American Studies
  4. International and Comparative Politics
  5. Journalism and Mass Communications
  6. Psychology
  7. Sociology
  8. Software Engineering

Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, excellent English language skills and a commitment to active civic engagement (i.e., involvement in community service, student clubs, student government, etc.).


How to apply


To apply for the 2014-15 exchange, a student is to submit ONLINE application, available at


Bard College is willing to select students for both academic semesters (i.e. Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) during this       application cycle (March 2014). If you are willing to apply for Bard College for either Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, please apply now


For Fall 2014 semester Bard College will be able to accommodate between 4 and 6 students. 


In case of questions in relation to application,please email to Kanykei Kasybekova, Project Coordinator, AUCA-Bard College Partnership ( and or visit Room 227 of the main AUCA building to inquire in person.


Final decisions on all applications will be made by Bard College.


For further information about Bard College, visit




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