Beyond the Campus

Stanford is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Students are able to explore all the Bay Area has to offer from the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park to thriving arts, music and cultural communities and resources. The Stanford experience extends well beyond the Bay Area, though. Students are encouraged to learn around the country and the world by taking advantage of the programs below. Courses and financial aid transition seamlessly no matter where students are.

Bing Overseas Studies Program

The Bing Overseas Studies Program is considered an integral part of the Stanford curriculum. With some thoughtful planning, students can 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.
Quarter-Length Programs:

  • Australia
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Oxford (England)
  • Paris (France)
  • Santiago (Chile)

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.

Hopkins Marine Station

The Hopkins Marine Station is in Monterey Bay, 90 miles from the main University campus. Founded in 1892, it was the first marine laboratory on the west coast of North America. The station is open to all majors at all levels who are interested in marine biology, and offers courses ranging from molecular biology to ecology and conservation. Hopkins students live in Monterey while studying and conducting research with the faculty in residence.

Stanford in New York

Stanford in New York presents students with distinctive opportunities for engagement with one of the world's most dynamic cities. Each quarter focuses on a specific academic theme: autumn quarter on the Arts, Architecture, Design and Urban Studies; winter quarter on Media, Business and Finance; spring quarter on The Global City. In addition to classes, students attend a 4-day/week internship in an area of their interest related to each quarter’s focus.

Overseas Seminars

Overseas Seminars are three or four week courses in which 12-15 students are led by faculty members to various locations around the world. These intensive academic experiences are offered during the summer, and seminar locations and topics change each year.

Stanford Diversity Exchange

The Stanford Diversity Exchange was established in 1978 to provide a cultural and academic enrichment opportunity for Stanford students in a historically black institution of higher education. The Exchange participants are Howard University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.

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.


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Updated on October 21, 2019 7:53 AM