Bard Abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (American University of Central Asia)

For the Academically Adventurous!

Bard Abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (American University of Central Asia)

The AUCA-Bard Study Abroad Program offers intellectually adventurous students a unique opportunity to study side by side, in English, with peers from 25 different countries at the region's most prestigious university. Students interested in Central Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, or Russian and Central Asian languages will find the Bard Abroad in Bishkek program provides an exciting and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that develops students' skills and cultural aptitude; both of which will foster sensitivity to the region's rich traditions, as well as an adaptability to its democratic development.

Subjects

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • International Law
  • Mass Communications
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Management
  • Sustainable Development

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