Alumni

DavidKretz

Austria
BA '16
Currently MA student in Philosophy at ENS / EHESS, Paris

"It's been a transformative experience on many levels."

AyaIbrahim

Egypt
BA '15
Currently Program Coordinator - ShababTalk at Deutsche Welle Arabia, Berlin

"The thinking beyond the obvious and literal that this kind of education instills in you is an absolute advantage in today's world."

MariaKhan

Pakistan
BA '15
Currently PhD in Education, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University

"As demanding as it might have been, writing essays helped me understand myself better and develop a way for expressing my thoughts."

AureliaCojocaru

Moldova
BA '14
Currently PhD student, University of California, Berkeley

"Many of us came with an idea or a goal and saw it growing or going in new directions during the program—this is the reason why diversity has always been a key feature."

DeniseKripper

Argentina
AY ’08/09, ISU ’09
Currently: PhD Candidate, Georgetown University

"From the deans and professors, to the staff and students, we all formed a tight-knit community where students' interests were fostered and their critical viewpoints challenged."

CristinaGroeger

USA
PY '08/09
Currently studying at
Harvard University

"Aided by the small size and the young age of the program, Bard College Berlin is an institution in which every individual matters and has a great deal of influence in shaping the learning environment."

HannesKlöpper

Germany
AY '06/07
Currently CEO of iversity

"[A liberal arts education] offers you the opportunity to engage some of the big questions in life. As a person, and as a member of society, you do encounter these questions time and again, throughout the rest of your life."

Natalia IrinaRoman

Romania
PY ‘06/07 & installation year ‘07/08
Currently Installation Artist & Cultural Manager 

"ECLA* is a place for imagination, self-discovery and play. It’s a place both in Berlin and an oasis of its own, both school and community of people, both challenge and room for own initiative."

YanaZabanova

Russia
AY '05/06
Currently Research Analyst at the European Stability Initiative

I loved how saturated with new experiences and discoveries my life at ECLA* was. I also enjoyed being part of the tight-knit, diverse community.


*ECLA was the historical name of Bard College Berlin until November 2013