Experience American university life at Stanford
Provide academic opportunities that may not be present in a student's regular school
Allow students to engage in a transformational educational experience
Break the mold of the traditional classroom curriculum and methodologies
Interact with other students from around the world and learn about their cultures
“It has been delightful to see these students from around the world come together with shared talents and interests.”
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Stanford is a world leader among academic institutions, known for educating the brightest students, for shaping the world through ground-breaking research, and for building a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Stanford is a leader in engineering, science, technology, medicine, law, business, humanities, and the arts.
The academic program exposes students to university-level content and teaching styles in a classroom that fosters communication, innovation, and creativity. Courses, labs, and workshops draw on a range of subjects taught in the Stanford Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Business.
Entrepreneurship / Leadership / Design Thinking
Neurosciences (Digital Anatomy Lab) / Environmental Science
Mathematical Logic / Robotics
Anthropology / Non-Verbal Communication / Creative Writing
In the context of studying human culture, students will explore how anthropology relates to contemporary human problems. Students in this course will learn to support arguments about our world with concrete examples from different cultures, and to understand cultural practices as solutions to various human needs.
This course provides students with an intensive introduction to the core business disciplines including strategy, marketing, innovation, investments, finance, and entrepreneurship. Students will then apply these ideas to a range of research assignments and creative projects similar to those seen in undergraduate and graduate-level business courses.
You will learn the design thinking process by tackling a real world innovation challenge. As preparation for each stage of the challenge, you will explore the main design thinking concepts through short videos, each paired with brief activities to practice relevant methods and approaches. By the end of the course, students will have learned through experience the mindsets and basic tools for each stage of the design thinking process:
Empathize: understanding the needs of those you are designing for.
Define: framing problems as opportunities for creative solutions.
Ideate: generating a range of possible solutions.
Prototype: communicating the core elements of solutions to others.
Test: learning what works and doesn’t work to improve solutions.
This course is for those who delight in solving challenging math problems and who would like to further develop both their problem-solving and their logical-reasoning skills. Problem solving is the activity of the mathematician, and logical reasoning is the framework for this activity. Here we give an introductory course in logic, drawing from examples outside of mathematics but focusing on the use of logic within mathematics. Students are introduced to the basics of propositional and first-order logic, and this gives them access to formal notions of familiar logical methods.
In this course students explore a range of fields of study that focus on the environment, and may include topics such as energy resource engineering, climate change, sustainability and green technologies, marine biology, the water cycle, and other related fields. The course may include guest lectures and course-related field trips throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
In this course, students develop the imaginative, critical, and technical skills necessary for writing fiction and poetry. Using the published work of well-known authors as well as original student writing, students explore various topics and problems that face anyone embarking on the creative-writing process. Students read texts as writers, not as critics or historians of literature.
Artificial Intelligence has been a goal of computer science ever since the dawn of computing. This course will explore some of the modern computational techniques used to engineer machines capable of rational decision making, perception, and learning. Topics will include knowledge representation, logic, search algorithms, constraint-satisfaction problems, and machine learning. Students will have hands-on programming assignments to implement many of the algorithms introduced in the course.
* Schedule may vary according to the organizer
“This Summer program is amazing because we have met people from many countries like Cyprus, Japan, and Canada. We also have some pretty good academic experiences, taking a bunch of classes I've never taken before, which enables me to know more of my interests and aid me to discover what my real passion is.”
“I think the most important or characteristic thing that I learned from either Stanford teachers or students is their passion. Passion to learn, to explore, to insist on what they truly love. I won't forget this kind of contagious passion and self-motivation, and keep it mind in my further learning process and lifetime.”
“The most impressive activity I have is the hiking. A big group of students walked together, singing, talking. Counselors like Tyler give me a lot of advice on how to get into the best college like this. I have learnt that only with a group of people together, can we have the chance to be much stronger.”
“This program provides the opportunity for all of us to be well-rounded people by dipping into various courses. On the top of this, what is not supposed to be neglected is the exchange of ideas between different countries, allowing us to look into their cultures. Collectively, this is the most crucial to lift our horizons.”
“I had a great time here in Stanford. I enjoy all the lectures and activities, especially fountain hopping. All people here, including the counselors are super nice. I hope that I'll have chance to meet them again. This summer is so remarkable and unforgettable to me.”
“I like this program not only because of the enjoyment but the learning about life, people, and new knowledge. The robot class impressed me most because I never touched a robot before so that is my first time to get some experience in computing. I like the professor, who is Chinese, because I'm impressed by Stanford diversity, not only students are diverse but professors too.”
“I had a great time at Stanford, two weeks passed too short, this is one of the best universities not only in the States but in the world. The teachers were all very nice and numerous, the knowledge they taught me was unforgettable - I'm glad that I can take part in this program, and I hope that one day I'll stand in this campus as a student.”
“Fountain hopping has been my favorite activity because it is the tradition of fresh Stanford students and it is really great fun. In the fountain hopping, everyone gets wet and that make it easier to be friends and improve our relationships here.”
“It was really nice to make friends with students my age from various cultures,especially the Japanese students with whom I lived with in Tridelt. There were some really decent lectures, all given by awesome professors, as well as loads of activities that were just as exciting.”
“Although I have similar classes in China, classes in Stanford still give me a new chance to learn more about college. My favorite part is in the School of Medicine. They use the latest technology to teach students. That is why I want to become a student of the School of Medicine.”
“It was a great pleasure to meet people from America, Canada, China, Cyprus, Japan, etc. I extended my horizons via experiencing numerous cutting-edge technologiesas well as marvelous activities in Stanford. I really enjoy my time in here. And, at last, I hope all of you a bright future.”
“We could talk with a lot of people from various countries and know their culture.”
“It is very hard to choose. I met lots of new incredible people, I had a great time during class and out of class, and I learned many things I couldn't learn anywhere else. The quality of everything was very good and I enjoyed every moment..”
“This has been an amazing experience for me and I would like to thank everyone for allowing Scotch to go.”
“The classes were amazing, especially Intuitive Problem Solving and the Leadership class.”
8th - 20th Aug 2017
40 High School Students (age range: 14 - 17)