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View across river at castle in Bratislava

Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA), Marlboro’s partner in Slovakia, has a tight-knit community with academic and social vibes that closely resemble Marlboro! BISLA offers small classes, often no larger than 10 students. If a unique campus and small faculty-student ratio is a necessity in your studies and lifestyle, BISLA could be a great fit!

Academics: Courses at BISLA are very specialized and focus on Political Science, with concentrations in either International Relations, Political Thought, or Sociology. Extracurricular, non-credited courses are available as well for topics such as presentation skills and argumentation skills.

Language: All courses at BISLA are taught in English.

Location: BISLA is located in the heart of Bratislava, a short walk from the Danube River and from the city’s Old Town. Bratislava is one of the smaller capitals of Europe with a population of about 450,000 people, and it enjoys a combination of modernity and history with its castles and modern landmarks. Full of parks and surrounded by vineyards, the city is biking- and walking-friendly. Bratislava is also conveniently close to the borders of Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, making travel to Vienna, Budapest and Prague easily accessible.


(a mostly random selection of Marlboro microdestinations)