Study Abroad at American University of Central Asia

Bard College, in partnership with the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), has announced a new study abroad program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1998 on the basis of an American liberal arts style curriculum, AUCA ranks among Central Asia’s most prestigious universities.

The Bard-AUCA Program provides an immersion experience in which students:

  • Take courses side-by-side with students from 25 countries.
  • Choose courses from an array of academic departments, including anthropology, economics, international politics, journalism, law, sociology, and comparative literature.
  • Participate in a rich cultural program, including a trip to another Central Asian state.
  • Explore Bishkek, a modern capital offering a view into Kyrgyz, Russian, and Uighur cultures.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in community service and internships
  • Engage in all aspects of student lief at AUCA, including extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • The Application deadline for the Fall 2012 semester and the 2012-2013 academic year is April 1, 2012.
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