Beyond the Campus

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 participants are Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.

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. Approximately 50 percent 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)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • 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 more than a dozen American universities.

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

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 gives undergraduates an opportunity to study and learn in the nation's capital. Students are individually placed in a substantive internship that enables them to work closely with individuals in Washington's wide range of governmental, non-governmental and cultural organizations. Students also enroll in seminars taught by national policy experts and Stanford faculty. Students have ample opportunities to interact with illustrious D.C. figures and local alumni, and take advantage of Washington's vast cultural resources. The rich cultural program includes opportunities to attend performances of the opera, symphony and theater, museum tours, and field trips to east coast historical sites.

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. 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.

Updated on July 28, 2016 9:53 AM