Support for Afghan Students
Bard has created the Afghan Student Fund to provide living, legal and other necessary support to Afghan students who come to Bard. The College has committed to providing a full package to each student, including tuition (which is being waived), room & board, books, and a stipend. The Afghan Student Fund provides a clear way forward for educational opportunity and accessibility, and continues Bard’s legacy as a place of refuge in dark times. We can all take pride in the work we are accomplishing together.
Bard College Hosts White House Roundtable on Afghan Resettlement
A LETTER TO THE BARD COLLEGE COMMUNITY
The Afghan Student Transition Team welcomed 31 Afghan students to the Annandale campus on January 11. They joined 14 transfer students for the first January term Language and Thinking program. Please join us in welcoming all of our new students to campus. Bard College Berlin and Simon’s Rock will be welcoming 15 Afghan students in the spring term, bringing the network total of Afghan students to nearly 400, with the largest contingent at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). The admission application for Annandale, Berlin, and Simon’s Rock is now open to fall 2022 applicants in anticipation of welcoming more Afghan transfer students, particularly from the American University of Afghanistan.
Below you will find a comprehensive overview of the resources in place to provide support to our Afghan students, as well as points of contact for specific areas of response or concern.
Bard College Student Sonita Alizada ’23 Addresses United Nations Ministerial Event on Afghanistan
Bard College junior, rapper, and international human rights activist Sonita Alizada spoke at a virtual United Nations Ministerial Event on Tuesday, September 21 focused on supporting women’s rights in Afghanistan. Alizada is an Afghan refugee who narrowly escaped being sold into marriage as a young girl. She has become an outspoken advocate for women and girls globally, using her music to call for an end to forced marriage.