A sporty campus

Stanford is sports. The university that has consecutively won the Director’s cup for the past 20 of years did that for a reason – though the academics are excellent and of a very high level, the sports and sports facilities on the Farm are just as magnificent. It is part of the Stanford culture. At any given time of day there are tons of bikes parked outside of the gym; there is a yoga class balancing on one leg on the lawn or there is a boot camp class being taught at the middle of the tracks, while sprinters and runners get in their regular training for the day. Big chance there are people playing frisbee on the lawn outside of your dorm, or are just heading out for a run when you get home. I always loved doing sports and the opportunities here at Stanford to try out and practice whatever you would like, be it wall climbing, swimming, golf, horseback riding, soccer, football or kickboxing, are amazing and abundant. Sports is not just something the students to in order to get and stay fit. It is something they choose to do, because they enjoy it. The atmosphere in the gyms is not one of showing off – it is one of helping each other, running into someone you’ve once met at a course and catching up. Sports facilities are the places where working out and achieving goals is important, but where it’s not only about the achievements: you should enjoy what you are doing. Sports are considered an important part of well-being. But even more, sports are an important part of becoming the balanced person that Stanford wants you to become – whether you are a freshmen, senior, PhD student, or just visiting for one summer. L1070197For more information on recreation activities on campus visit:  http://cardinalrec.stanford.edu/

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Current Stanford undergraduate and graduate students and visiting students from around the world are invited to experience the University’s fourth academic quarter.

Current Stanford Students

Continue learning throughout the summer. Registration is easy: visit Axess on April 9, 2017 to view courses and sign up. No separate application is required.

Visiting Domestic Students (U.S.)

Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world are invited to apply. Enjoy challenging academics, explore the Bay Area, and engage with top academics and industry leaders.

Visiting International Students

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International Honors Program (IHP) Students

Students from select universities around the world come to the Stanford campus to experience a transformative and global academic adventure.

U.S. Veterans

U.S. military Veterans currently enrolled in their first two years of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. Further develop the important academic skills needed to thrive in a competitive 4-year university.

High School Students

Stanford High School Summer College (HSSC) is where exceptional students take Stanford undergraduate courses and earn college credit during the summer quarter.

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