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.