Student Perspectives

If you would like to ask a current student about their experience at Bard College Berlin, send an email to or get in touch directly with the students profiled below. 


BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought (2019)


Critical thinking has enabled me to see the bigger structures affecting our lives, such as class, race and gender, and what their effects are on the lives and material realities of both individuals and groups.


BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought (2020)


Be it the gym, the backyards or the reading room, there is always that feeling of you being able to engage in activities with your peers, a closeness that is much harder to achieve or make sense of, were you to study at a big university.


BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought (2018)


For the majority of people a liberal arts education is really invaluable insofar as you can become your own judge and you can decide for yourself what is right and what is wrong, and how you want to live your life.


BA in Economics, Politics and Social thought (2019)


At BCB, learning is not confined to the classroom. Seminar discussions evolve into lunchtime conversations, and you will find yourself grappling with ideas over drinks with friends. Students here are adventurous and explore the best of what the college and the city have to offer.


BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought (2019)


Being aware of how our very lives are interlaced with the humanities and social sciences is like knowing the mechanics of a machine or the anatomy of the body. Everything falls apart without this knowledge.


South Africa
BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought (2019)


BCB is like Hogwarts: Studying the liberal arts in a little-known neighbourhood on the fringes of Berlin, we might as well have our noses pressed to potion books in a haunted castle in the Highlands of Scotland. We're wizards in training -- knights of the liberal arts. One day we'll be saving the world from magical mayhem.


BA in Humanities, The Arts and Social Thought (2019)


Meeting so many students from around the world was something I was hoping for after high school, but I didn't expect to delve so deeply into learning about how cultures differ and how the things we are taught can change the way we think.


BA in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought (2019)


Valuing education solely based on academic prestige, is simply missing the point. Liberal arts education constructs a personality, a personalised outlook upon a wide range of issues, which allows the student to not just know but to understand.