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Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

As a Stanford student, you have numerous opportunities for international academic experiences. SOLO is a joint endeavor initiated by the Office of International Affairs, under the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, and with the collaboration of the Freeman Spogli Insitute for International Studies, Haas Center for Public Service, Global Engineering Programs, and Stanford Global Studies. With SOLO, you can explore all of Stanford's off-campus opportunities through a central database.  

More Information: Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO)

Stanford Global Studies

The Global Studies Minor is available to Stanford undergraduates from any major, and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary study in one of six specializations: African Studies, European Studies, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, and South Asian Studies. Students are required to complete 28 units, including a three-unit gateway course. The remaining 25 credits are unique to each specialization. Upon completion of the minor, students present their capstone projects in a seminar with other Global Studies Minor participants. Many past students have used their time with BOSP to count toward these requirements.

More Information: Global Studies Minor

The Stanford Global Studies Division offers Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom knowledge of the world, to immersive cultural and professional experiences through the Global Studies Internship Program. Program identified internship positions cover a wide range of fields, including business, non-profit, media, education, medicine, arts, technology, engineering, science, law, and government. The program also supports students with self-arranged internships. Currently, enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms of all majors are eligible to apply.

More Information: Global Studies Internship Program

Working and Teaching Abroad

Working abroad is a wonderful experience and unique opportunity. Whether or not you intend to pursue a career abroad as a long-term professional goal, employers look highly upon those prospective employees who have gone abroad to study, research or work and who possess the sought-after skills to succeed in an overseas environment. For many of you, graduation is imminent—but that doesn’t mean you have missed the chance to return overseas. There are many paths you can take, and we hope you’ll pursue whichever appeals to you.

More Information: Stanford BEAM: Bridging Education, Ambition & Meaningful Work

Undergraduate Student Grants for Research

Several grants are available through VPUE that can help support research abroad, including the Chappell Lougee Scholarship and Major Grant. For specific details regarding grant deadlines, eligibility, and policies for off-campus research, please visit the Student Grants Website.

Volunteering Abroad

The Haas Center for Public Service provides Stanford undergraduates with volunteering and service information and opportunities abroad. Many BOSP participants have taken advantage of Haas Center opportunities and fellowships, on the link below you can find information about those fellowships and their deadlines.

More Information: The Haas Center Undergraduate Fellowships Program

Scholarships and Graduate School

Some of you may be planning to go to graduate school, but have you thought about continuing your education overseas? There are many respected graduate programs available abroad. And, if you don’t want to leave the US, you can consider the many graduate programs in the US that focus on various international issues. The links below will help point you in the direction of graduate programs in the US and abroad and for more information on scholarships like the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes and more please check out the Overseas Resource Center on the 2nd floor of the Bechtel International Center.

Graduate Programs

Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs
Comparative and International Education Society
Peterson’s Higher Ed Guides
SIT graduate programs