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Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities
EUS students take classes and other opportunities outside of the normal times and places. There are research opportunities and leadership workshops at Bard over the summer or over special weekends. There is the Bard Global and International Affairs program in New York City (BGIA) through which students work with global/urban/environmental partner organizations. Bard College also has an international network of affiliated colleges with courses in natural sciences, social sciences, arts, language, and literature. From Berlin, Germany to Bishkek, Kyrgztan, and Abu Dis in the West Bank to St. Petersberg, Russia, EUS students will find a plethora of options they can choose from.

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Tom O'Dowd
Executive Administrator of Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS)
todowd [at] bard.edu
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Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Program
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Bard CEP 3+2 Option

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) offers masters of science degrees in environmental policy or climate science and policy. Qualified Bard undergraduates have the opportunity to combine their bachelor degree studies with the CEP graduate curriculum to earn both a BA and MS degree in five years—only one additional year of school.

Bard CEP’s graduate programs combine an intensive course of study with practical training in preparation for environmental careers in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. The programs’ emphasis on methods of critical inquiry and practical knowledge of the legal, political, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethical forces that influence environmental policy complement the Bard undergraduate focus on engaged learning and civic participation.

Successful 3+2 students matriculate into CEP from all undergraduate majors and are encouraged to begin learning more about the planning and application process as early as possible. Contact CEP today to learn more at cep@bard.edu.

For more information, download this 3+2 advising sheet:

Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA)

BGIA provides a unique opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs while working in carefully selected internships based on individual interests—all while experiencing life in Manhattan, the island at the center of the world.

BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA has semester and summer programs.

Bard study abroad programs:

  • New York, NY: The Bard Global and International Affairs program (BGIA) offers classes for students interested in Global Public Health, and Global Environmental issues.BGIA provides classes & internships during an in-country "stuby abroad".
  • Berlin, Germany: Take interdisciplinary courses on EUS-related topics (or complete some of your distribution requirements) in a fascinating global city!
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AUCA): Bard's Bishkek Program has a variety of classes, internships, and projects for students interested in completing their EUS requirements through classes in Environmental Management and Sustainability.
  • St. Petersburg, Russia (Smolny): This study abroad destination offers classes on the study of life, biology, and natural resources; urban topics through art history; social and political classes; and many arts and literature courses.
  • Abu Dis, West Bank (Al Quds): This program offers a large variety of classes for students interested in the sciences, from Biology to Chemistry and Environmental Studies.
  • Bard Foreign Language Intensives: Interested in studying a language abroad while taking classes in the sciences? Bard makes this feasible, offering many programs for interested students. Click to learn more.
  • Luce Initiative on Asian and Environmental Studies: Groups of Bard faculty, staff, and students travel to countries in Asia to study the relationship between Asian cultures, societies, economies, and the environment.

Other study abroad programs

  • SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM INSTITUTO SAN JOAQUÍN DE FLORES: This program has a close association with the Bard Spanish program. Designed for American students, this program at the Instituto San Joaquín de Flores offers student unparalleled insight into the biodiversity of Costa Rica and the country’s efforts to promote sustainability.
  • SIT study abroad: If the study abroad locations or course options offered by Bard do not interest you, click this link to find out more about how you can attend Bard approved programs in different area's of the world! The best means of finding programs that Bard would approve is through this site, as it lists a bariety of study abroad location options with their various course offerings.
  • Urban Planning and Design, Groningen, Netherlands: By studying at this program you'll learn to interpret complex case studies within the fields of human geography, planning, and environmental sustainability. Additionally, you'll learn how the Dutch deal with economic, environmental, and settlement challenges within the context of increasing levels of globalization. Lastly, you'll analyze the complexities of contemporary life in the Netherlands and begin to study or improve your Dutch language skills!
  • The Green Program: Education Abroad. Redefined. Reinvented. Using the world as our classroom, we exist to give purpose and meaning to education, adventure, and life. Created for students, by students, The GREEN Program as introduced a new model for education abroad. Our accredited, short-term model focuses on bringing transformative experiences to students around the world and unlocking doors to governmental, public, and private facility access, exclusive tours, and unique bucket-list experiences around the world. We are working with universities around the world to redefine what a classroom should mean - from lecture halls to studying climate change effects on the top of our world's glaciers. As commitment partners to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, The GREEN Program exposes students to the heart and guts of these sustainability challenges and initiatives around the world.

Summer Programs

  • Bard Summer Research Institute: For science-minded EUS students. 
  • Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies REU (Research Experince for Undergraduates): Do science in nearby Millbrook, NY!
  • Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates at Columbia University: The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability.
  • Aldo Leopold Foundation: Stewardship Internship Program: The Land Stewardship Internship provides experience in practical, on-the-ground land management based on Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic philosophy. 
  • Summer [IN]STITUTE for Environmental Design, Berkeley:This six- week summer program consists of [IN]ARCH, [IN]LAND and [IN]CITY, three introductory programs in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning for post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates, and [IN]ARCH ADV, an advanced studio for students who have an undergraduate degree in architecture or who are senior-level architecture majors. Participants in the Summer [IN]STITUTE explore the methods and theories of the fields, experience the culture of design and planning studios, connect to top faculty and practitioners, and build a portfolio for graduate school application. 
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design Career Discovery Program: Students in this program spend most of their time, including evenings and weekends, in a stimulating studio environment at the GSD that mirrors a graduate level studio experience.
  • Arcadia University Environmental Studies Summer Program in New Zealand and Australia: This popular summer field studies program brings you backpacking through three weeks in Australia and two in New Zealand. While studying abroad you'll gain an understanding of Australia and New Zealand's unique wilderness environments and their significance to indigenous and contemporary societies, focusing on the environment, environmental ethics, culture and sustainability in fascinating locations!
  • Ecopracticum: Eco Practicum is an environmental sustainability and action program for college students and recent graduates. At this time, this does not satisfy the EUS practicum requirement.
  • Hamilton Adirondack Program: This program combines rigorous academic study with the skills and understanding gained through field work and internships in the Adirondack Park with local organizations and in wilderness contexts. The focus is on local environmental issues with global implications and applications — with the goal of extending these vital lessons into students' future careers and life plans. 

Graduate programs (etc.)

  • Bard Center for Environmental Policy: Students come from various backgrounds to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy in order to pursue a Master of Science Degree in either environmental policy or climate science and policy. The emphasis on science-based policy enables students to progress  from knowledge of the issues to the formulation of feasible, effective solutions. Qualified Bard undergraduates can pursue a 3+2 option: to combine their bachelor degree studies with the CEP graduate curriculum to earn both a BA and MS degree in five years—only one additional year of school.
  • Rice School of Architecture: a design school that places an emphasis on architectural and urban theory with a unique relation to the profession. A unique relationship to practice comes largely from the Preceptorship Program. Over the last 40 years placed students with some of the best architectural offices in the world from I.M Pei to Renzo Piano to SHOP. Even though this program is part of the BARCH Program, the returning students provide the school with an understanding of innovative practice and leave the firms with a very positive impression of Rice students, both undergraduate and graduate.
  • MA program in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University:The Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) at Temple University aims to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction and research related to urban systems, nature and society, international development, and spatial analysis, with a special emphasis on the geographic analysis of urban dynamics
  • Graduate Programs at UC Santa Barbara: Integrate science, management, law, economics, and policy as part of an interdisciplinary approach to environmental problem-solving at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Explore another PhD program in Environmental Politics.
  • The Rhodes Scholarships: Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. Click to learn more!
  • The Watson Fellowship: The Watson Fellowship is a one year grant for independent study and travel outside the United States awarded to graduating college seniors, nominated by participating institutions.
  • The Fulbright Program: The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S citizens to come to the United States.
    The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. - See more at: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright#sthash.JZlcKtt1.dpuf
    The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. - See more at: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright#sthash.JZlcKtt1.dpuf
    The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. - See more at: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright#sthash.JZlcKtt1.dpuf