Program Details

Our interdisciplinary curriculum combines the best traditions of the Palestinian and U.S. educational systems drawing on progressive trends. Faculty are respected scholars, theorists, writers, and artists who balance active research with commitment to ex
Location:
East Jerusalem, Palestine
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

This distinctive program offers intellectually curious students an unparalleled academic experience: the chance to study with Palestinian students at a college dedicated to the pursuit of intellectual inquiry, the promotion of critical thinking, and the open exchange of ideas and opinions. The Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences -- located in Abud Dis, a neighborhood divided from East Jerusalem by the separation wall -- is at the vanguard of liberal education in Palestine. As a result, it is a dynamic and intriguing location to spend a semester abroad.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum combines the best traditions of the Palestinian and U.S. educational systems drawing on progressive trends. Faculty are respected scholars, theorists, writers, and artists who balance active research with commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. Seminar-style classes taight in English emphasize writing and critical thinking. Students are required to take an intensive colloquial Arabic course and are encouraged to take additional language classes in Modern Standard Arbic. Courses are offered in: Humanities: Literatature & Society, Media Studies, Philosophy Natural Sciences & Computing: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences Social Sciences: Economics & Finance, Human Rights, Political Science, Urban Studies and Spatial Practices

Participants in the Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program will: --Attend academically challenging classes taught in a seminar style, including courses analyzing a range of discourses surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; --Build meaningful connections with Palestinian students, both inside and outside of the classroom; --Sharpen Arabic language skills, acquiring the vocabulary necessary to navigate daily life; --Undertake an internship, putting into practice theories and ideas from reasings and classroom debates; and --Live in Ramallah, a culturally vibrant Palestinian city, and participate in cultural excursions to important historical sites like the Dead Seas, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem.

Cost:
Please visit the Bard Abroad website for an overview of program costs.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please visit the Bard Abroad website for information on available scholarships.

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