Such university research centres as the Centre of the Integrated Systems, Institute of the International Researches, Experimental Physical Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center - one of the best medical centres in USA - are widely known.
Stanford University uses a set of programs to attractthe best students from different educational establishments. One of such programs is stanford overseas.
Every Stanford undergraduate should give serious consideration to studying overseas. Whatever path you choose, you will be immeasurably enriched by time spent in a foreign country. Achieving cultural literacy in another society, gaining a substantive understanding of another perspective on the world, will in turn deepen your understanding of yourself, your own society, and your values.
The Overseas Studies Program offers you the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford and receiving direct Stanford credit on your transcript. Stanford operates centers in Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Florence, Kyoto, Moscow, Oxford, Paris, and Santiago. Each offers a challenging academic program designed as a gateway to the culture of the host nation, as well an extensive array of cultural programs and course-related field trips. Students from any major and every discipline may take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities of Stanford's Overseas Studies Program.
If you have enough command of the host language, there may be opportunities for you to take courses at local universities as part of your regular academic schedule. At most of the centers you will have the opportunity to live with a host family, an experience that will greatly deepen your cultural understanding and enhance your language skills.
Internships and research projects provide a rich complement to coursework. Visit the local destination site to learn more about overseas internship opportunities. At all centers, students with adequate preparation are encouraged to initiate mentored research projects, often using resources available only at the foreign site, to get a head start on honors theses or other extended papers.
Whatever your major, we have something for you. We invite you to explore Overseas Studies, and look forward to welcoming you to our program.
Since the launch of the Overseas Seminars in 2002, 272 students have participated in 21 seminars with 24 professors in 14 locations around the world. In 2005 Overseas Studies offers nine seminars.
Belgium: (Leuven) The Political Economy of the European Union / Lecture: Christophe Crombez, SIIS
Bhutan: (Thimphu) How is a (Bhutanese) Buddhist? / Lecture: Mark Mancall, History
Brazil: (Rio de Janeiro & Manaus) Energy and Development in the Brazilian Amazon /Lecture: David Victor, SIIS
China: Beijing & ShanghaiThe Making of an Official LanguageChao Fen Sun, Asian Languages
China: )Guangdong Province) Globalization and Urban Growth in China: From Process to Patterns / Lecture: Karen Seto, SIIS/GES
Japan: (Tokyo) Tokyo since 1945: Rising from the Ruins / Lecture: Peter Duus, History
Mexico: (Baja ,California) Ecology, Evolution, and Natural History of Baja, California Lecture: Dmitri Petrov and Veronica Volny, Biological Sciences
Morocco: (Rabat) The New Global Economy, Democratic Development and Islam in Morocco Lecture: Joel Beinin, History
South Africa: (Cape Town) Public Health and BioMedical Responses to HIV/AIDS in South Africa Lecture: David Katzenstein, School of Medicine
Structure of the Program stanford overseas
The foreign seminars are a productive and fascinating way to study abroad during a shortperiod of time. Under the management of Stanford University by the means of the program stanford overseas, these three-weeklectures unite students for a unique study, which is not accessible in a university classroom. The seminars take place now and last about an autumn quarter, and each class is limited to 12-15 students.
stanford overseas allows the students to investigate the countries, in which the University now does not offer the program stanford overseas. Your participation in the program can interest you much more than you think.
Registration and Course Credit: Students earn two units of autumn quarter credit for an Overseas Seminar, which makes enrolling in autumn quarter a requirement for all seminar participants. For undergraduate students, the seminar units will not count towards the 20-unit maximum course load for the regular autumn quarter.
Cost and Travel: The seminar fee is $ 600 per student, and covers (undergraduate) tuition, lodging and meals during the seminar, as well as any travel that may be part of the seminar itinerary. The seminar fee is due upon acceptance into the seminar, and financial aid is available. The seminar fee does not cover round-trip travel to and from the seminar location. Students are responsible for arranging and paying this round trip transportation themselves.
Preparation: During spring quarter, Overseas Studies will conduct a pre-departure orientation program for all seminar participants in conjunction with the faculty leaders of the seminars. If you withdraw after the orientation program, you will have denied a fellow student on the waitlist an opportunity to attend orientation.
The seminars can be cancelled for the operational reasons on the discretion stanford overseas.