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Statue of Liberty and New York skyline.

Spend Spring Quarter 2018 in New York! Classes and internships will investigate how New York, as a complex, dynamic city, shapes and is shaped by concepts of globalism in various fields, industries, and lived experience.

Two NSC students

It's not just about the research you do, it's about how you share it.  Learn how to most effectively communicate technical information to a variety of audiences. 

Why Thinking Matters?

Thinking Matters helps you ask rigorous and genuine questions that can lead to scientific experimentation, literary interpretation, or social policy analysis. The lively lecture and seminar format challenges you to discover collaborative ways to approach problem solving.

Arts Intensive students on stage.

Visit our "Ask the Artists" section, where Arts Intensive faculty speak candidly about practicing and teaching their craft.

Arts Intensive Student Showcase. Photo by Joel Simon.

Check out what your fellow undergrads are doing. Want your project featured? Send us a proposal!

Stanford Arts Intensive, Taylor Mac project.

Students worked alongside acclaimed performer/playwright Taylor Mac and designer Machine Dazzle to take part in a West Coast production of Mac's epic durational pop-art cabaret concert The 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Find out more about this and other Arts Intensive courses here.

LSP Preceptors.

Learn more about our residential living-learning communities: ITALIC, SLE, LSP, and FroSoCo.

Stop Hunger Now Community Service event. Photo by Ian Terpin.

Through Cardinal Service, Stanford offers you a wide variety of public and community service opportunities, ranging from on-campus courses to off-campus research to community-based leadership projects. Students pursuing any course of study can find opportunities to serve and many offer academic credit. Find out more!

Be a Language Conversation Partner

Language Conversation Partners (LCPs) are Stanford students who meet with language students during one-to-one appointments to practice conversation in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, or Spanish. 

Sophomore College field trip. Photo by Jorge Cueto.

Sophomore College is a three-week residential summer program during which second-year students in seminars of 12 students engage in intense academic exploration. 

LSP students in the lab. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service.

The Leland Scholars Program helps ease the transition to Stanford for students who may be the first members of their families to attend college, come from low-income households or are graduates of high schools with limited curricular offerings.

Lake Lag, long exposure. Photo by Samatha Starkey.

The Undergrad Photo Contest is a way for you to show us -- and the rest of the student body -- your Stanford life. Check out our award-winning photos for 2016-17 in the following categories: The Arts, Learning in Action, A Day in the LIfe, Off Campus, and Loving Light. (Photo by Samantha Starkey.)