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Short-Term Programs

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Short-term programs are an exciting and rewarding way to study away with Stanford University. Taught and led by Stanford faculty, these programs are specifically designed to integrate course content and program location.

Summer Quarter 2022-23

BOSP is excited to announce our planned short-term programs for Summer Quarter 2022-23! We plan to publish full program details by early November, 2022. Applications for Summer Quarter 2022-23 will open at the start of Winter Quarter 2022-23.

Program Title Program Location Faculty Leader Department
Introduction to African Urban Studies Accra, Ghana Ato Quayson English
Engineering and Technology in India Delhi, India Mykel Kochenderfer Aeronautics & Astronautics
Kangnam Style: South Korea’s Soft Power Empire Seoul, South Korea Dafna Zur Civil & Environmental Engineering
Marci Kwon Art and Art History
The Uttermost Part of the Earth: The Intersection of Nature and the Human Enterprise in Southernmost Patagonia Patagonia, Chile and Argentina Rob Dunbar Environmental Earth System Science
David Mucciarone Earth System Science
Community Health in Oaxaca Oaxaca, Mexico Catherine Heaney Psychology, Medicine
Bio-Cultural Diversity and Community Based Conservation in Oaxaca Oaxaca, Mexico Rodolfo Dirzo Biology
Governance, Culture, and Innovation in Oxford Oxford, UK Todd Davies Symbolic Systems
Tom Wasow Linguistics

We invite you to review our programs from Summer Quarter 2021-22 to gain a sense of how short-term programs have been structured in the past.

Zebras on the 2018 South Africa Short-term Program


Learn more about the program structure, cost, financial assistance and more.

Students pose for a picture on short-term program in Southern France

Explore Short-Term Programs

Learn more about the academic focus, geographic location, and logistical details for each program.

Students enjoy a snack on the 2019 BOSP Overseas Seminar in Australia

Health and Safety

Take time to consider the program conditions and preparation required for your program(s) of interest.

Visiting a large coal mine in Chile

How to Apply

Review application processes, criteria and timelines prior to applying.

Sand dune in Namibia

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our list of FAQs for more details about participation requirements, travel arrangements, health insurance and more.