The Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a three-week residential program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.

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Explore the topics you’ll study, the research you’ll produce, and why summer students say our programs changed their lives.
Meet the distinguished Stanford faculty members who created this program and will be teaching your courses.
Review our eligibility requirements, the availability of financial aid, and the selection process. You can also apply here.

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Humanities are thriving at Stanford.  Come here to read current articles and news from our larger Stanford Humanities learning and teaching communities.

Live & Learn at Stanford

When you come to the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, not only do you learn and develop as a student, but you also get a glimpse of life on the Stanford campus. For three weeks, you will live on campus, make new friends, and be challenged intellectually. Many students call this summer experience life-changing. 

Live on the Stanford campus

Students live together in Stanford undergraduate residence halls, along with the Residential Counselors who also serve as teaching assistants.