Published: 5 December 2018
The International Honors Program (IHP) is a collaboration between Stanford Summer Session and specific international teaching and research institutions.
Summer 2019 Program Dates
June 22 – August 18
This year, IHP students will come from 27 different universities in 17 countries around the world. The program combines top-notch academics with IHP exclusive activities that explore the rich cultural, social, and geographical resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. The IHP experience is invaluable, especially for students who choose to pursue graduate or professional training in the United States.
As a part of IHP, students have the opportunity to academically excel at one of the most competitive universities in the United States. Summer courses feature smaller class sizes, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body. IHP students are required to enroll in at least 8 units and can choose from more than 170 courses offered by 40 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering.
IHP students are required to:
The 2019 IHP cohort will reside in a shared residence exclusively for IHP students. You will live in the same residence for the duration of your stay on campus and will enjoy the opportunity to engage in programming designed especially for you. This will encourage the development of a unique and tight knit international community.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
IMPORTANT: You must complete your application by March 13, 2019 in order to be able to enroll in classes starting April 14, 2019. To begin your application, please retrieve the application link from your home university's IHP coordinator. Please do not fill out the regular Summer Session application, which is available on our website.
For more information about IHP, please email email@example.com or contact your home university's coordinator.
Aside from the abundant programming IHP students are offered while on campus, there are Enrichment Programs all Stanford Summer Session students can participate in to enhance their Summer Quarter.
SVIA is an exclusive opportunity for 120 students to experience a team-based moonshot project while at Stanford. Across seven weeks, SVIA participants hone their leadership abilities in a team, intent on exploring, prototyping, and communicating a world-changing innovation opportunity. Stanford Summer Session supports this journey with a mix of weekly, hands-on coaching sessions and real-world deliverables. The program culminates with the SVIA Innovation Experience, where each team has the opportunity to present their idea.
You must apply for SVIA as part of your Summer Session application. Once the application is submitted, there will not be another chance to apply. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Stanford Summer Session's Intensive Studies program offers students the opportunity to join a cohort of students and faculty and engage deeply within one of eight areas of study. These courses are a part of the regular Summer Quarter curriculum and are open to all students who have completed any stated prerequisites. For many of the areas of study, academic work is enhanced by a speaker series featuring leading scholars in their field. Upon successful completion of the requirements for a Summer Intensive, students receive an official Document of Completion.
You can register for a specific Intensive after you have been admitted to Summer Session. Please follow the instructions included as part of your Acceptance Process. There is no additional fee required to participate in Intensive Studies.
NOTE: If your institution does not award transfer credits, you are highly encouraged to participate in Stanford Summer Session's Intensive Studies program.
Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the application and nomination by 27 February 2019.
All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.
All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.
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