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BOSP’s Commitment to Diversity and Identity Abroad

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) strives to make overseas study a reality for every Stanford undergraduate. We believe studying overseas, whether for a full quarter at one of BOSP’s overseas centers or for a shorter period of time on one of our faculty-led programs, gives you the opportunity to gain substantive understanding of other perspectives in the world and will lead to a deeper awareness of yourself, your educational goals, and society.

We acknowledge that for various reasons, studying overseas with BOSP may not appear to be feasible for all students. We are committed to removing as many barriers impeding study abroad as possible and have created this guide to answer some common questions.

Below you will find a series of questions that have been raised by students in the past. We hope this content may serve as the beginning of a dialogue between you and BOSP so we can provide you with more program-specific guidance or connect you with additional resources related to your individual questions or concerns.

The content below is not meant to be representative of all student questions and concerns but is rather meant to start a dialogue. We encourage you to contact BOSP so we can discuss your specific situation.

Make an appointment with BOSP staff to discuss your study abroad options. If you are interested in a specific program, you can make an appointment with the staff member who advises for the particular program. If you are not sure which program you are interested in, visit BOSP’s Study Abroad Advising page for more information about how to make an appointment with a staff member or come by the office for drop-in assistance.

Connect with one of the Student Ambassadors who studied abroad with BOSP. Our Student Ambassadors are great resources who can provide an invaluable student perspective on what their experience was like abroad.