Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences in Innovation Mode
Join comedian and academic, Amer Zahr, on a tour of AQB to see the impact a liberal arts education can have.
About 90% of AQB’s 300 BA graduates have found employment in their field and/or gone on to postgraduate study.
On Monday, February 13th, President Leon Botstein addressed the entire Sophomore class via video conference. He gave a short lecture on the opera Don Giovanni,
Arwa Adhami, Major in Literature and Society Program
I have gained a better understanding of the educational liberal arts system. I have become a more intelligent student in my major. AQB allowed me to learn important skills such as strong writing as well as efficient conversational skills. With these skills, I was able to communicate and adjust new thoughts on the table and discuss real-life situations. By expressing my self, I established a new character which each year gained much more information through the liberal arts educational system. Throughout writing and speaking with others, I certainly benefit myself on professional and personal levels. Therefore, being part of AQB was a wonderful and sensational experience.
Baha' Ebdeir, Major in Human Rights and International Law Program
Studying at AQB for the past four years has shaped me and prepared me as an engaging and motivating leader in a wide range of areas. In my third year at AQB, I was selected to participate in the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in NY. This unique opportunity to study and intern at PEN America has shaped my personality as a human rights student and a professional in the field. So, I can confidently say that I am ready to navigate the academic and professional world with confidence, compassion, and an appreciation of complexity.
Dalia Alayassa, Major in Human Rights and International Law, Minor in Media Studies.
I would like to utilize this platform to speak about my project and make it speak of me. The Debate Coaching Program is the greatest gift AQB gave to me. I started this initiative during my first year at college, and now it is in its 4th year. Fortunately, my initial idea was met with great support from the Student-Led Initiatives office headed by Winta Mehari at the time who is now a dear friend. This project gave me the opportunity to create a visible and measurable impact in my community that I am very proud of. I encourage all students, especially those joining us in Fall 2020 to start their projects and community-centered initiatives.