BOSP Announcements

October 15, 2019

Reid Hoffman

Florence meets Silicon Valley: Fall Quarter kicks off in BOSP’s Italy program with help from Stanford alumni tech entrepreneurs

September 12, 2019

Check out these two blog posts on the Overseas Seminar: Bio-Cultural Diversity and Community Based Conservation

Rodolfo Dirzo

Judith Santano (a student on the program)

September 11, 2019

BOSP Spring Quarter 2019-20 Application Open!

Apply Now!

August 20, 2019

BOSP Program in Hong Kong Postponed Until Autumn 2020

Read full announcement here

APRIL 29, 2019

Former Nextdoor CEO and Stanford alumnus Nirav Tolia teaches class on Silicon Valley for Stanford in Florence Program as of this Fall

APRIL 3, 2019

Aron Rodrigue

BOSP announces Aron Rodrigue as new Faculty Director beginning Fall Quarter 2019

About BOSP

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Every Stanford undergraduate should give serious consideration to studying overseas.

Regardless of the academic path you choose, you will be enriched by time spent in another country. Achieving cultural literacy and gaining substantive understanding of other perspectives in the world will deepen your awareness of yourself, your educational goals, and your own society. Nearly one-half of each graduating class studies abroad through one of Stanford's overseas programs.

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BOSP Mission Statement

To achieve the goals of educating students for global citizenship with the necessary competencies for negotiating and acting within a global horizon, BOSP offers rigorous academic and experiential programming, affording students an opportunity to be more reflective about the world and their place within it by:

  *   teaching sensitivity to cultural and political differences through critical study of contemporary issues regionally and globally;
  *   fostering student confidence in their ability to adapt to new challenges and diverse circumstances;
  *   challenging students to deepen their language skills and cultural knowledge through cultural immersion;
  *   teaching students to become more adept at cross-cultural communication and international problem solving;
  *   offering students opportunities to connect what they learn in the classroom with other aspects of their lives and experience.

Students returning from overseas study begin to achieve that kind of integration.  Our goal is to help students better achieve integration between their local ambitions and global aspirations, better prepared to meet the responsibilities of local, national, and global citizenship.