IILE Programs

IILE Programs

The Institute for International Liberal Education

IILE Programs

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Al-Quds Bard Partnership

Website: http://www.alqudsbard.org/

Al-Quds Bard Partnership

Established in August, 2008, the Al-Quds Bard Partnership is the College’s most ambitious joint venture to date.  It includes three components: The Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program and Innovation Schools Program, and the Leadership Institute.  The Honors College and MAT Program offer dual degrees from Bard and Al-Quds and opened in fall 2009.  The Innovation Schools program opened its doors in fall 2010.

The Honors College and MAT Program are designed to realize the principles and practices of liberal arts education.  They seek to educate the whole person, encourage critical thinking and open minds, and provide broad knowledge of diverse disciplines along with in-depth knowledge in the student's chosen fields.  Al-Quds University and Bard College share responsibility for The Honors College and MAT Program, collaborating on curricular and faculty development, recruitment, and governance.

For more information and to apply to The Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, click here.

Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program

This distinctive study abroad 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.

Participants spend a semester studying at The Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Students attend seminar-style classes side-by-side with Palestinian students. Courses are offered in a variety of academic disciplines, including classes analyzing a range of discourses surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Participants also sharpen Arabic language skills by taking courses in both colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic.  Internship opportunities are also available for interested students.

For more information on the Al-Quds Bard Study Abroad Program, click here.

Institute for International Liberal Education
Bard College, Jim and Mary Ottaway Gatehouse, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Tel.: 845-758-7835, Fax: 845-758-7040, E-mail: iile@bard.edu