ECLA of Bard is a state recognized liberal arts university in Berlin offering an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum with a global sensibility. Students come to Berlin from more than 30 countries in order to study with our international faculty. The four academic programs offered at ECLA of Bard—BA in Value Studies, Academy Year, Project Year, and the new Bard in Berlin study abroad programme— share a commitment to academic rigor and excellence through the exploration of values that have been defined as important in human life and culture. Small seminars encourage lively and thoughtful dialogue. The language of instruction is English. Students in the four-year BA programme concentrate in art and aesthetics, ethics and politics, or literature and rhetoric, and may earn a German and an American bachelor’s degree.