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We aim to simplify the search for off-campus opportunities related to research and travel for Stanford students.

Stanford Off-campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) was developed by the Office of International Affairs. SOLO’s goal is to make it easier for Stanford students to learn about the numerous opportunities that are available to them to gain Stanford academic experiences off campus. In other words, instead of making students shop all over campus for opportunities they might be eligible for, we make them available to students in one place.

Powered By Partnership

To achieve this goal, we brought together administrators from all parts of campus to help build a website and application management system that fits both their needs and the needs of Stanford students. Over 30 departments and academic units at Stanford use SOLO to post learning opportunities around the world related to:

  • Research
  • Internships
  • Public Service
  • Cardinal Quarter
  • Language Study
  • Study Abroad
  • ... and more!

SOLO is integrated with the Stanford Registrar’s system (MaIS) which saves time for students, since basic information like contact info, GPA, academic plans, etc. is autofilled for each application. This also ensures consistent data for administrators managing opportunities.

Continuous Enhancement

SOLO is under active development, and we are continuously working to improve it. Part of our success lies in building an application management system that works for staff as well as students, and we aim to solve real business needs for those administering opportunities, large and small. Any Stanford unit that wishes to partner with us and post here can reach us at