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2020 Virtual International Engagement Fair

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Club Cardinal

The Office of Community Engagement welcomes students to attend the Virtual International Engagement Fair and learn about student and campus organizations that offer students international academic and professional experience abroad, academically-focused activities and other forms of international exchange.

During the fair, these units will be available on Club Cardinal for a Q&A session to highlight their services and virtual/alternate opportunities in more detail (their Q&A Zoom rooms will be listed in Club Cardinal's Live Events calendar). Also keep an eye out for Club Cardinal avatars wearing a virtual International Engagement Fair T-shirt. They are representatives of participating units, and we encourage you to interact with them--and with each other! This is a great chance to connect with peers who share an interest in international engagement. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore all the participating units listed below to get a sneak peek at how you can be internationally engaged.

Students interested in attending can sign up by completing this form.

We look forward to seeing you at the virtual fair!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Merry Pham at Otherwise, all the organizations are available during the fair to answer any questions about their opportunities!

Available About videos can be viewed from the direct links under each organization below or through this Youtube playlist.

Participating Units

Offering both Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities

American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS)
The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) is a collaborative student-led initiative focused on the promotion of understanding and respect around the Middle East and North Africa, and the support of a generation of leaders who are working to ignite concrete social and economic development in the MENA region. We aim to facilitate a platform, in the form of an annual conference, for promising youth leaders working from across the Middle East, North Africa and the United States to maximize their initiatives by providing them access to opportunities for developing key skills, networking with established leaders and sharing their initiatives with a larger audience.

Contact: Sarah Maung (
About materials:  Video | Slide deck

Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice equips a new generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and promote human rights and dignity for all.
Reflecting a deep commitment to international justice and the rule of law, the Center collaborates with partners across Stanford University and beyond, including internship funding and "real world" human rights programs that students can support.

Contact: Steve Hoeschele (
About materials: Video | Flyer

Center for Innovation in Global Health
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health strives to enable collaborative programs in global health for residents, medical students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduates by reaching across geographic, cultural, economic, and gender boundaries to inspire a new generation to work for social change, justice and increased equity in global health outcomes.

Contact: Olivia Paige (
About materials: Video

Division of Literature, Culture and Languages (DLCL)
The Division of Literature, Culture and Languages houses 21 major and minor programs for students studying global literature and cultures. The DLCL houses the departments of Comparative Literature, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, German, French, Italian, and Slavic Studies.

Contact: Olga Dunlop (

Engineers for a Sustainable World
Founded in 2003, Stanford Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) aims to address the challenges of global poverty and sustainability by harnessing the energy and creativity of student engineers, members may be from any major in any school. We partner with organizations locally and internationally to approach engineering-based challenges through partnerships that foster cultural, educational, and technical exchange.

Contact: Cole Maxwell (
About materials: Video | Slide deck

Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford
Since 2001, the Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) has been Stanford's premier student platform for U.S.-China affairs, partnering with four Chinese university chapters. We host speaker talks, telesummits, conversation tables, and exchange programs, including our flagship Annual Summit -- a two-part conference held at Stanford and in Beijing -- which draw hundreds of students each year and offer engagement opportunities covering U.S.-China politics, economics, culture, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.

Contact: Caroline Zhang (
About materials: Video | Slide deck

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Internships, research assistantships, grants, and other opportunities for students interested in international studies.

Contact: Patrick Laboon (
About materials: Video | Slide deck

Global Engineering Programs
Global engineering internship opportunities in developing economies.

Contact: Ming Luo (
About materials: Flyer

King Center on Global Development
The King Center on Global Development provides students with opportunities to engage in world-class research, have international experience, and to get involved in the King Center's work. From conducting field research in low- and middle- income countries on faculty-led projects to taking part in King Center events, Stanford students are important participants in the King Center’s mission to produce significant research on global poverty and development and have real-world impact. Explore what’s available and get involved!

Contact: Corinne Thomas (
About materials: Flyer

Office of International Affairs
OIA is partnering with Vaden Health Center to highlight services in travel health, pre-departure preparation, travel safety and security, and travel policy.

Contact: OIA - Natalie Chang ( | Vaden - Nancy Stoll (
Website: |
Vaden About materials: Video | Flyer
OIA About materials: Video

Overseas Resource Center, Bechtel International Center
The Overseas Resource Center (ORC) works with undergraduates and graduate students as well as recent alumni pursuing scholarships for study and research abroad. We provide advice on and administer the campus application process for a large number of international fellowships.

Contact: Diane Murk (
About materials: Video

Society for International Affairs at Stanford
The Society for International Affairs at Stanford (Stanford) is Stanford’s premier international affairs group. We organize Model UN conferences for high school students, compete in collegiate Model UN with our award-winning travel team, and host international policy discussions and multi-cultural festivals to promote global citizenship on campus.

Contact: Lily Liu (
About materials: Video | Flyer

South Asian Society (SAS)
South Asian Society organizes social, political, and cultural events, including community arts nights, panel discussions, and fundraisers. We are promoting a new student initiative: South Asian Winter Camp, an academic and mentorship program for high school students from lower-resource schools across South Asia. We are looking for university students to apply to be teachers/mentors! 

Contact: Komal Kumar (

Stanford BEAM Career Education
BEAM Career Career Catalysts team provides career education at the intersection of career and identity. We have staff that supports the international community specifically to better understand the world of work in the US and how to navigate finding and landing opportunities, events and career fairs as well as connecting with employers and alumni.

Contact: Arame Mbodj (
About materials: Video

Stanford Effective Altruism
We are a community of Stanford students unified by a common desire to do the most we can to improve the world. Many in Stanford Effective Altruism are dedicated to helping solve problems that affect people across the globe, such as global health, global development, and international policy, and we host discussions and career programming for people interested in helping solve these problems. We support students by providing internship and research opportunities addressing the world's most pressing problems, and have many international members (over 50% of organizers) who can provide guidance to younger students.

Contact: Jack Ryan (
About materials: Video | Slide deck

Stanford Global Studies
SGS offers majors in International Relations and Jewish Studies, as well as minors in Global Studies and Human Rights. We also offer students virtual and in-person internships in organizations around the globe through our Global Studies Internship Program. In addition, we provide more than 45 funding opportunities for foreign language study, research, and travel, and we host hundreds of events each year that explore critical regions and global issues.

Contact: Denise Geraci (, Stefanie Pietkiewicz (
About materials: Video | Flyer

Stanford On & Off Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO)
Stanford offers numerous opportunities for students to complement and strengthen the learning they do on-campus: internships, international experiences, research, public service (and so on) but it’s not always easy to find out about them, keep up with the deadlines and requirements, or even apply for them. Our goal is to make it easy for students to find opportunities, apply, and prepare for international travel if applicable. 

Contact: Laraib Baig (

Stanford Seed
Seed offers international internship opportunities with companies based in emerging and developing economies.

Contact: Daniel Zussman (
About materials: Video

Offering Undergraduate Opportunities

Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)
BOSP runs full quarter-length and short-term study away programs for Stanford undergraduate students.

About materials: Video

European Association at Stanford
We're the European Association. We host social gatherings for European students and others interested in Europe, and host events focused on European startups, politics, and much more. Join to connect with (fellow) Europeans!

Contacts: Frederic Urech (

Global Health Student Council
GHSC offers undergraduates the opportunity to cultivate their academic and professional interests in global health through interactions with CIGH faculty, staff, and trainees at interdisciplinary, community, and career-related events such as student panels, movie nights, and faculty talks.

Contact: Dawson Sproul (
About materials: Flyer

Haas Center for Public Service
Cardinal Quarter offers you the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long public service experience designed to integrate your academic learning with field-based experience. You can pursue prearranged placements or self-designed opportunities in Both undergraduate and graduate students domestic and international settings. Nearly 500 opportunities are offered each year through more than 30 campus partners involved in the Cardinal Quarter initiative.


King International Development Association
The King International Development Association (KIDA) is a student-led organization affiliated with the Stanford King Center on Global Development. The organization is dedicated to fostering collaboration among undergraduate students committed to addressing international development challenges.

Contact: Ricky Toh Wen Xian (
About materials: Video | Flyer

Program in International Relations
The IR major/minor offers coursework and activities (e.g., salons, talks) on five international area specializations. The IR Program requires all IR majors to spend one quarter studying abroad (most of our students study abroad through BOSP). IR majors also pursue overseas internships, often through the Stanford Global Studies Division, to which the Program in International Relations belongs.

Contact: Paul Festa (
About materials: Flyer

Stanford in Government
Stanford in Government is a non-partisan student-run political organization that promotes policy as public service. We organize programming throughout the year focused on a range of relevant policy-oriented topics as well as offer funded summer opportunities around the world for Stanford students.

Contact: Antonia Hellman (

Featured Units

Stanford South Asia outReach Initiative (SARI)
SARI is a new organisation, affiliated with the King Center, that brings various stakeholders from across South Asia to the table to discuss current affairs, especially the impact of COVID-19, in the region. We hope to build a community of students interested in the academic side of politics, the arts, education, gender dynamics, and much more! Students can join our mailing list, suggest events they'd like to attend, join our zoom calls and even moderate one of these discussions!

Contact: Saloni Sanwalka (
About materials: Flyer