Summer Session for International Honors Program (IHP) Students

Benefit from an immersive educational experience at an elite American research university. The Stanford Summer International Honors Program (IHP) is a collaboration between Stanford University and specific international teaching and research institutions.

Program Dates

Eight-Week Courses: Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, August 20

About the Program

Stanford Summer International Honors Program (IHP) students are selected by their home university to attend an eight-week program on the Stanford campus. This year, IHP students will come from 20 different universities in 14 countries around the world. The program combines top-notch academics with extracurricular activities that explore the rich cultural, social and geographical resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. The IHP experience is invaluable, especially for students who choose to pursue graduate or professional training in the United States.

As a part of IHP, you’ll have the opportunity to earn credit at one of the most competitive universities in the United States. Build your own schedule from more than 170 courses offered by 40 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. Summer courses feature smaller class size, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body.

IHP participants should send questions to:

“This will be an experience that I will remember for all of my life.”
Summer Session Highlights:
Welcome to Our Students from Mexico

Application Information

NOTE: Content currently on our website is for the 2016 Stanford Summer Session. Updated information will be available in early 2017.

IHP students are selected by their home university to attend this eight-week program on the Stanford campus; however, an application is required in order to collect background information, contact details, and Student Visa documentation.

The IHP application will open in early 2016 and will remain open until March 31, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time. It is strongly recommended that IHP students complete the application as quickly as possible and be ready to enroll in courses when registration begins on April 10. For visa processing purposes, all I-20 documentation should be submitted as soon as possible and will not be accepted after April 24, 2016.

For more information, visit the How to Apply page.


Expenses and Fees

A snapshot of program
expenses and fees

Summer Courses

Choose from more than
170 courses in 40 departments.