Beyond the Campus

Below is a list of the off-campus study options available to our undergraduates.

Stanford Diversity Exchange

The Stanford Diversity Exchange was established in 1978 to provide a cultural and academic enrichment opportunity for Stanford students in a Black institution of higher education. The Exchange now has three Historically Black Colleges participating: Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College, as well as Dartmouth College for Native American studies.

Bing Overseas Studies Program

The Bing Overseas Studies Program is considered an integral part of the Stanford curriculum. With some thoughtful planning, students are able to spend at least one quarter in one of our abroad locations. More than a quarter of undergraduates take the opportunity to study abroad. Students remain registered at Stanford while studying abroad through the University and receive credit for coursework. Regular tuition applies, and financial aid continues.

Stanford's overseas campuses:

  • Australia
  • Beijing (China)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Oxford (England)
  • Paris (France)
  • Santiago (Chile)

Consortium Programs

For twenty years, Stanford has been involved with the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies. KCJS is an advanced study opportunity on Japanese language and culture, and takes place alongside our overseas study campus in Kyoto. This program is administered by Columbia University and brings together students from over 13 different American universities.

Stanford is now a full partner in the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona, a program coordinated by Brown University with six other U.S. universities that grants direct access to three distinguished Spanish universities. CASB grants students the opportunity to experience and explore the coexistence of cultures in the Iberian Peninsula.

As with the Stanford-run study abroad campuses, courses and financial aid will transition seamlessly for students who are awarded one of the semester spots at one of these two programs.

Overseas Seminars

Not to be confused with the quarter- or semester-long opportunities of Overseas Studies, Overseas Seminars are three-week courses where 12-16 students are led by faculty members to the far reaches of the earth. These intensive academic experiences are treasured among Stanford undergraduates, as they do not interrupt the Academic Calendar. Seminar locations and topics change each year.

The Bing Stanford in Washington Program

Stanford in Washington offers a rigorous academic program in our nation's capital. Students learn in seminars taught by Stanford faculty and national policy experts while also taking on full-time internships.

Hopkins Marine Station

The Hopkins Marine Station, located 90 miles from the main University campus in Monterey Bay, was founded in 1892 as the first marine laboratory on the west coast of North America. The modern laboratory facilities on the 11-acre campus on Cabrillo Point house 12 faculty members. A division of the Biology department, the station offers undergraduate courses in marine biology. Hopkins students live in Monterey while studying and conducting research with the faculty in residence.

Last update: June 17, 2014 10:04 AM