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Bard College: American University of Central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
BARD - Bard College
Program Term(s):
Minimum Class Standing:
Minimum GPA:
Previous Language Study Req?:
Language of Instruction:
English, Russian
Language courses offered:
Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Housing Options:
Homestay, Residence Hall
Areas of Study:
Anthropology/Ethnography, Economics, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, European Studies, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Program Design: Direct Enroll
Additional Program Options:
Internship, Volunteer
Program Description:

American University of Central Asia

Adventure Awaits in Bishkek!
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 anthropology, Central Asian studies, political science, Soviet studies, or Russian and Central Asian languages will find 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.

American University of Central Asia (AUCA)
Founded in 1993, AUCA develops future leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. The university is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition, fostering global reach and a deep commitment to the values of critical thinking.

AUCA's student body of 1300 consists of young scholars from Central Asia and beyond. Faculty come from Kyrgyzstan and the United States, but also from Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, and Turkey.

A semester or year at AUCA offers unparalleled opportunities: the chance to study alongside students from all over the world in academically rigorous classes; explore this historically and culturally fascinating region through excursions, home stays, and independent travel; and choose from among eight languages to study, including Kyrgyz and Russian, the two languages spoken in Bishkek.

Full information available at the Bard website.