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Overview of Stanford University

Founded in 1891, Stanford University is located next to California’s Silicon Valley, close to San Francisco. Stanford University is one of the top academic institutes in the world and it is made famous by its highly intelligent students. It uses innovative research to help reshape the world, and is a hub of creativity and innovation. Stanford University is a leader in engineering, science, technology, medicine, law, business, humanities and art. It has produced many talented leaders and innovators in high-technology companies, including leaders at HP, Google, Yahoo, Nike, eBay and many others. Many members of US Congress also studied at Stanford.

Pre-Collegiate International Institutes Program-SPII

SPII is Stanford’s top program for pre-university students and is its official summer course. This program invites the world’s most talented high school students to experience two weeks of American university life. By attending this intense academic course, students can directly experience the high academic level and content that Stanford teaching provides, including lectures and seminars in humanities, science, engineering, medicine, and business.

Why Choose Stanford University’s SPII ?

  • Discover the world centre of innovation

    Be immersed in the heart of Silicon Valley, discover the frontier of technology and the centre of world industry and innovation. Participants will be faced intellectual challenges, and will be trained to coordinate with each other to solve problems and improve their innovative and technical abilities

  • Study with the world’s most outstanding students

    Students have the opportunity to communicate with other participants from around the globe and gain a greater understanding of different cultures. They will stay in Stanford University student dorms, which will help them during their university application process as they will have already have experienced university life.

  • Experience the quintessence of Stanford academic study instructors

    Stanford provides an innovative combination of academic courses and work experience, that allows the students to develop a greater understanding of the university level style of teaching. The types of courses includes laboratory work, lectures, and seminars.



  • Experience West Coast American culture

    Visit the Hoover Tower; a modern art gallery, the Cantor Arts Centre; Monterey Bay Aquarium; UC Berkeley Campus. Discover the origins of IT at the Computer History Museum; visit Stanford University’s laboratories and the centre of scientific clinical research.

Course details

Academic course

Stanford has created a unique course to help students study the most advanced academic content and help them to harness their talents and develop themselves as a whole.

  • Design Thinking

    During the course, students will participate in small seminar-style classes and will have the chance to organise a design competition based on their Design Thinking work.

  • Academic Writing

    Students will be taught three study methods to improve their academic writing skills, which will help them better understand how to use metaphors, musical references, and their own experience in their writing.

  • Mathematical Logic

    This course is directed at students who enjoy problem-solving and figuring out challenging mathematical and logical problems. During the logic classes, students will use mathematical logic and will be set questions that will require the use of basic knowledge to solve basic logical problems. In this way, students will have a greater familiarity and understanding of logic as well as an academic concept of logic.

  • Leadership and Debate

    A strategic discussion is part of the process of a debate. In order to get a specific result, students must learn how to implement their own style of debate, including different techniques, tactics and compositions to make the best argument and decisions. This course is suitable for insightful students who are interested in leadership and decision-making, particularly in political and economic fields.

Activities

While having fun doing a variety of activities, students will get to know American culture from various aspects. They will develop their teamwork skills as well as good communication skills.

  • Studying at Stanford

    Studying at Stanford

    Located in California, close to the world famous Silicon Valley, Stanford University has more than a hundred years of history. There is wifi coverage across all the student dorms and the classrooms on campus. Students can completely immerse themselves in the campus life of a top university.

  • Eating at Stanford

    Eating at Stanford

    Stanford University offers many completely different dining options and can cater to the eating habits of students’ from a variety of international backgrounds. There are numerous options for breakfast, lunch and dinner; everything a student needs is provided. Every week there will also be a special banquet.

  • Living at Stanford

    Living at Stanford

    During the course, all of the students will live in the student dorms on campus. Between 2-4 students will live together in a dorm room. The dorms are all fully equipped and under selected staff from Stanford staffed with 24-hour wardens.

Previous Courses

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Morning: Arrival

    Afternoon: Tour of Stanford University Campus

    Evening: Welcome ceremony, diary writing

  • Day 2

    Morning: Global solutions project kick-off

    Afternoon: English writing class

    Evening: Global solutions project group work, diary writing

  • Day 3

    Morning: Decision science

    Afternoon: Biology class

    Evening: Cultural exchange, cultural dance dress rehearsal, diary writing

  • Day 4

    Morning: Legal research

    Afternoon: Logic and problem solving

    Evening: Global solutions project group work, diary writing

  • Day 5

    Whole day: Day trip to California’s Great America

    Evening: Open air cinema, diary writing

  • Day 6

    Whole day: Day trip with other visiting international students to San Francisco; Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street

    Evening: Art exhibition, full-course meal, diary writing

  • Day 7

    Morning: AI or game design

    Afternoon: Design thinking

    Evening: Global solutions project group work, diary writing

  • Day 8

    Morning: Leadership and decision-making

    Afternoon: Dissection laboratory

    Evening: Cultural exchange activity: arts and crafts, traditional Stanford games, trip to bookshop etc.

  • Day 9

    Morning: Communication techniques

    Afternoon: Society and innovation

    Evening: Global solutions project group work, diary writing

  • Day 10

    Morning: Neurology

    Afternoon: Maths

    Evening: Bonfire, diary writing

  • Day 11

    Morning: Business and industry

    Afternoon: Group project exhibition

    Evening: Cultural exchange activity: ball games, songs, poetry, music etc.

  • Day 12

    Morning: Treasure hunt

    Afternoon: Graduation ceremony

    Evening: Party, diary writing

  • Day 13

    Morning: Pack luggage

    Return home

* Please note that this itinerary is subject to change due to bad weather or road conditions.