Who else will be on the programme?
The students on the course will be a group of academically talented, motivated 14-17 year olds from Europe. There will be a chaperone who travels with the group to San Francisco Airport (SFO) then you will meet the brilliant staff team from Stanford who will take you to the campus and make sure you get settled in with an induction evening. The chaperone will stay with your group for the duration of the programme so is on hand for any questions or concerns throughout..
How do you select participants to join?
We select students based on a strong personal statement and keen interest in the course and each of its elements, from the academic content to the supporting cultural and social programme. We’re looking for students who will make the most of this exciting opportunity to learn from the very best. No specific experience in any of the subject areas is necessary but it would be useful, as would a strong academic background.
How do I apply?
You can apply here. We will ask for a personal statement and details of your recent grades, and will be in touch within 2 working days of receiving your application.
What should I bring?
The same as your would if going on a summer programme elsewhere, smart casual clothing for everyday (there’s no dress code on campus) but Stanford is a huge place so make sure you bring comfortable footwear – you’ll definitely be getting your steps in. The weather in the San Francisco Bay area can fluctuate a lot, so always be prepared with a warm coat and trousers – especially for our evening field trips, but it’s likely to also be beautifully sunny on campus!
A workbook and pens will be provided, as will a laptop for classes, although you’re free to bring your own if you’d prefer.
When do I select my subject?
The idea of Stanford’s pre-collegiate international institute programme is to allow participants to experience a range of subjects and expand their academic understanding, therefore the academic sessions are set and include a range of subjects from Robotics to Design Thinking and Epigenetics. Every session is taught by an expert in that field and is incredibly engaging so even if there’s a subject you don’t think is your thing, prepare to be surprised.