The language requirement for undergraduates applying to the Stanford Overseas Program in Florence has been waived for the spring 2016 quarter in an attempt to make the program more accessible to students.
Last year, a group of students created a new publication, called the Stanford Traveler, to share student travel stories with the Stanford community. The Stanford Traveler team now hopes to eventually partner with other universities to share stories of unique travel experiences around the world.
Students hoping to travel to Istanbul during Winter Quarter as part of the Istanbul Overseas Program will need to find an alternative, as the program has been postponed due to a U.S. government travel warning to Turkey. The announcement was made recently by Ramon Saldivar, director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program, who hoped that the program could resume next fall.
On Thursday night, the Faculty Senate approved a new minor in Global Studies. Interested students will be able to choose from several different areas of the world to study.
The Istanbul Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is being offered for the first time this winter in partnership with Koç University, an English-language Turkish university. For the first five weeks of the program, the 16 BOSP participants were some of the only students on campus, as most of the Turkish students were away for their winter break.
This Sunday, the University closed the application process for its inaugural program of Stanford in New York City (SiNYC) in the 2016-17 academic year.
Housing renovations for Stanford’s overseas program in Oxford are scheduled for completion within the first few weeks of winter quarter. The study abroad program had been canceled during remodeling in the fall and will resume when students arrive in Oxford on Jan. 12.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Moscow has been indefinitely suspended pending a review of the program’s practices and objectives.