BOSP Announcements

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

Fridays from Florence, Insta Live Q&A, October 2nd @ 10am PST, 1pm EST

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

BOSP Winter Quarter 2020-2021

MAY 5, 2020

BOSP and VPUE Research Admit Weekend Virtual Student Panel

On Friday, May 1st, admitted students were invited to participate in a virtual panel and discussion with student and staff representatives from BOSP and VPUE Research.

On the panel, “Exploration, Learning & Discovery: Global Study and Research Opportunities”, students shared their insights into the dynamic academic, internship, and extracurricular opportunities found in study-away programs as well as the process involved in undertaking an independent research or creative project through Undergraduate Research.

MARCH 30, 2020

Remote Advising

While Spring Quarter 2019-2020 courses have moved online, and while BOSP's physical office in Sweet Hall is closed for the time being, please rest assured that our staff is still readily available to support you through the process of choosing, applying for, and preparing for a future BOSP program. Our team of advisors is available to connect by phone or video chat to guide you through the process and help you consider your options. Click here to make an appointment.

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.