A living memorial to Leland Stanford Jr., Stanford University has redefined higher education since its founding in 1891.
Situated on over 8,000 acres of land that previously housed the Stanford Family horse farm, Stanford University has been home to innovative thinking from day one. Guided by the words on the University seal, “Die Luft der Freiheit weht” (“the wind of freedom blows”), Stanford makes its students “useful for life” by promoting freedom of mind and the pure search for knowledge.
Experience liberal education and imaginative entrepreneurship.
Stanford Summer professors are leaders in their fields, and your classmates are some of the most brilliant young minds from around the world. We’ll help you synthesize and integrate your skills and knowledge to apply them in new contexts. You can even immerse yourself in the field of your choice with the Intensive Studies program.
Enjoy life outside the classroom.
When you come here for the summer, you become a part of the Stanford tradition. Speaking events, academic roundtables, and trips let you take full advantage of all that Stanford and the Silicon Valley have to offer. And with the fourth quarter’s intimate campus community, you’ll have ample opportunity to develop lasting bonds with faculty, staff and peers.