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Stanford platform offers central location for off-campus learning programs

Students interested in pursuing internships, research projects, public service gigs and study tours – across the United States and around the world – will find an ever-growing list of activities listed on the new platform, Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities.

Undergraduate and graduate students alike are invited to search the platform – known as SOLO for short – by keyword and/or by location – for programs off the Farm.

OIA launches opportunities platform to alleviate student and staff burdens

University data shows that more than 600 undergraduate students travel on extended Stanford academic international opportunities that are provided by academic units outside of the Bing Overseas Studies Program. Understanding the student challenge in finding these opportunities, the OIA convened a core group of initial stakeholders from diverse places on campus looking to alleviate this student burden.

OIA launches opportunities platform to alleviate student and staff burdens

Picture this, you’re a Stanford student interested in gaining some international experience through a Stanford opportunity during spring or summer break. Where do you start your search?

Of course, you can go to one of the larger units on campus that offer such opportunities, such as, the Bing Overseas Studies Program (if you are an undergraduate), Stanford Global Studies or the Haas Center for Public Service, but is there more? The answer is, YES, there is much more, but how do you find these opportunities?

Stanford provides crisis resources 24/7 to international travelers

The university’s International Response Team is poised to provide assistance in the event of major political unrest, natural disaster or other crisis overseas. The Office of International Affairs encourages Stanford travelers to register their plans before they go.

If a natural disaster, infectious disease epidemic or political crisis occurs in a country where Stanford faculty, students, postdocs and staff are doing research, the university’s International Response Team would immediately convene to oversee their safe return.

How the university responds to an international incident

The Office of International Affairs works with a team of subject matter experts poised and ready to respond in the event of an overseas incident. The team known as iSTAT is comprised of committees with designated responsibilities to oversee during an overseas crisis, including health and safety, infectious diseases, medical response, evacuation and family communications. Each member of the team has at least two levels of backup, to ensure there is always someone ready to step in.

Innovative classrooms connecting Stanford around the world

Over the last decade, Stanford has provided exceptional online education opportunities to audiences all over the world. As part of its effort to invest in education and technology infrastructure, the Graduate School of Business (GSB) opened Highly Immersive and Enhanced Classrooms on campus at the Knight Management Center in 2013. The facilities aim to enrich the overall student experience and expand opportunities for online and distance education. In collaboration with GSB, Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) is now setting up identical facilities in China.

"GoGlobal" spotlights international research, courses, events at Stanford University

When faculty members add information on their international activities to their Stanford Profiles, that information – a journal article, course or research project – will automatically appear on the Go Global website.

Stanford has created a new website – GoGlobal – to showcase the university's international research, teaching and learning on campus and abroad, as well as events and news.

Leading global initiatives at Stanford University

Established under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides a centralized location for international related services to faculty and students.  We had the opportunity to meet the newly appointed director, Dr. Brendan Walsh, and to discuss how the Office serves the international related needs of the Stanford community.

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