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Future of transportation infrastructure in the era of autonomous vehicles

There are approximately 1,800 visiting faculty, scholars and visiting student researchers at Stanford at any given point. These are outstanding students and world-leading scholars invited by Stanford faculty from over 88 different countries around the world. Often they are seeking to connect with scholars outside of their discipline to explore potential interdisciplinary research that Stanford is well known for.

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.

Call for Proposals for 2017 OIA-BOSP Companion Grants

The Office of International Affairs International Research Exploration Fund helps faculty maximize global opportunities that enrich research and learning and that broaden the impact of both. Through an extensive network of collaborators on campus and abroad, OIA helps faculty and students find the most efficient path to getting their international research projects launched. Grants are supported by the Vice Provost and Dean of Research.

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.

Pursuing Excellence through Diversity

When working on global energy issues, perspectives from individuals with different nationality, socioeconomic status, or ethnicity can lead to creative solutions. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at the School of Earth Sciences coordinates diversity programs to support faculty and staff with different backgrounds and to build national and international partnerships. The office aims not only to bring individual liberation but also set important stepping-stones for pursing academic excellence.


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