Bard College Berlin 

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Bard College Berlin is an accredited German-American university that provides intensive, transdisciplinary humanities and social sciences education. In small seminars taught in English, the student body is highly international and diverse in terms of geography, culture, class, and economic background. A fundamental feature is an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual ambition, creativity, and the connection between life in and out of the classroom. Students who meet the requirements can earn both an American and a German BA. Electives in philosophy, literature, film, art history, the performing arts, and social and economic theory are available to students. German language study is available at all levels, from beginner to advanced. The college encourages internships and practical training and has many established connections with Berlin's intellectual and cultural life. Bard College Berlin has its own public lecture series and annual conference, as well as a civic engagement program. Students organize extracurricular activities on a regular basis and run a number of college organizations in the arts and politics. Bard College Berlin is located in a unique position to offer its students direct exposure to current political, social, and cultural developments through seminars and activities rooted in the city, as it is located in Europe's political, economic, and artistic center, where global economic policies and measures on migration and security are debated and tested, and where the arts find their most varied and experimental expression. Internship programs allow students to gain work experience in a variety of fields, including the arts, human rights, publishing, urban planning, technology start-ups, and education.

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