This MOU for international student exchange is the second in a series of upcoming institutional partners Fulbright will be cooperating with.
Fulbright University Vietnam and Bard College recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) for an international student exchange. This will enable Fulbright and Bard students to go on international exchange between both institutions for an academic term, supporting the internationalization of both student bodies and building mutual understanding between liberal arts institutions across the globe. Fulbright and Bard undergraduate students will apply for university selection via their respective home institution’s internal processes. The MoU will be in effect for five years.
Jonathan Becker, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Bard College said: “Bard College is enormously pleased to add Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam’s first liberal arts university, to our list of international exchange partner institutions. Fulbright University Vietnam’s dedication to innovation, civic engagement, and student-centered pedagogy make it an ideal study abroad institution for Bard students, whether studying computer science, public policy, or art and media studies. Bard looks forward to welcoming Fulbright University Vietnam students via this exchange to Bard’s main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, or to the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program in New York City.”
Vincent Pham, Manager of Career & Partnership Development of Fulbright University Vietnam, is enthused to continue building Fulbright’s international exchange program. He remarked: “Bard College will provide Fulbright students with an immersive student learning experience at one of the leading innovative liberal arts colleges in the world. We are excited for Fulbright students to indulge in Bard’s diverse student life, enroll in courses with notable faculty, and enjoy the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley.”
Fulbright University Vietnam is determined to provide a growing number of institutional partners for international exchange to provide its students with exposure to diverse settings, experience with specialized faculty and programs at well-regarded institutions, and ability to expand personal and professional opportunities that come with international experiences.
About Bard College:
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in more than 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 13 programs; eight early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 162-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.
For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
About Fulbright University Vietnam:
Fulbright University Vietnam is Vietnam’s first independent, not-for-profit, liberal arts university. We are an expanding international team of educational innovators, with deep roots in Vietnam, strong political and financial backing, and connections to educational institutions around the world.
We believe in the power of collaboration, transdisciplinary thinking, and risk-taking, and we understand that effective education requires putting students at its center. Globally integrated but deeply embedded in Vietnamese society, Fulbright is dedicated to providing a world-class education, utilizing the latest advancements in institutional design, teaching, learning, technology and other fields to create an institution that is both innovative and globally relevant. Importantly, Fulbright is committed to serving Vietnamese society through rigorous research and responsible civic engagement.
*Featured photo: The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Credit: Peter Aaron