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2021 International Engagement Fair

Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Outdoors at SIEPR Koret-Taube Conference Center Courtyard (366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305)

We welcome Stanford students to attend the 2021 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. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Bing Overseas Studies Program, Freeman Spogli Institute, Global Engineering Programs, the King Center on Global Development, the Office of Community Engagement, and Stanford Global Studies.

Students are welcome to walk-in to the fair. Ice cream treats will be served, and students who attend can enter their name and email into a student raffle for the chance to win prizes including StudentUniverse vouchers!

Questions about the event? Contact Merry Pham at merryp@stanford.edu

For information about last year’s virtual fair, see this page.


Participating Units

Check this list again for more participating units as we lead up to the fair on Oct. 6!

Offering Both Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities


American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS)

The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) is a student-led initiative hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Every year, AMENDS brings together a group of 20-30 competitively selected youth “Delegates” who run initiatives that seed social and economic change in the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States. During our annual AMENDS conferences, these Delegates give “TED-style” presentations of their initiatives, attend skill-building workshops, and work with each other to create new projects. The AMENDS Team organizes and runs the conference, which is slated to be held in Jordan this upcoming summer. Learn more here

Contact: Ravichandra Tadigadapa (ravi14@stanford.edu)


Bechtel International Center - Overseas Resource Center (ORC)

The ORC provides advice to students pursuing overseas scholarships for study and research abroad. We administer the campus application process for more than a dozen scholarships such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gilman, Boren, and more. We also promote and provide guidance on a variety of other international fellowship opportunities for U.S. and international students. 

Contact: Diane Murk (dmurk@stanford.edu)


Colombian Student Association at Stanford

We welcome everyone to join the association and to explore the Colombian culture. Typical events will include social dancing, Colombian holidays (e.g., Barranquilla's Carnival, Candle's day), and seminars from Stanford alumni. Learn more here

Contact: Yulman Perez (yulman@stanford.edu)


Division of Literature, Culture and Languages (DLCL)

The DLCL offers programs for French and Italian, German Studies, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Slavic Departments; Middle Eastern Lang/Lit Minor, Modern Languages Minor.

Contact: Olga Dunlop (odunlop@stanford.edu)


Economic Development in Africa Scholars

We are an academic interdisciplinary student workshop that centers justice-oriented, ethical, and critical engagement of work on the continent. We meet throughout the year to discuss our ongoing research, current challenges, and seek feedback from a community of supportive peers.

Contact: Abisola Kusimo (akusimo@stanford.edu)


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


Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford

The Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) is an international organization based at Stanford University, representing a global network of professionals, scholars, and leaders in the United States and China. We believe that the mistrust and misunderstanding that divide us, as people and as nations, can be transformed through intellectual, academic, and interpersonal exchange; that we can inspire and empower a new generation to take these differences as a source of strength and creativity, and the building of the US-China relationship as their lifelong endeavor. Every year, we select forty promising delegates from around the world to attend our Annual Summit in Stanford and China.

Contact: Dale Satre (satre@stanford.edu)


Global Engineering Programs (GEP)

GEP offers global engineering internship that aims to enhance engineering education by providing undergraduate, coterm, master’s, and PhD students with an opportunity to learn about developing economies and to gain real-world work experience in a culturally diverse and international environment.

We work closely with companies to match Stanford students to internships offered through this program. Please note that those internships are intended to be in-person. However, given the uncertainties of the pandemic and travel constraints, some or all positions may pivot to online or subject to cancellation. 

Contact: Ming Luo (ming@stanford.edu)


Global Health Student Council

We seek to create a global health community on Stanford's campus. This entails offering career-related events illuminating the many facets of a future in global health (outside solely medicine). We've had many speaker events where past scholars who have had the opportunity to travel abroad and practice within global health share their experiences and advice for other interested students.

Contact: Dawson Sproul (sproulda@stanford.edu)


Global Studies Internship Program

Global Studies Internship Program offers Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom learning to immersive, cultural and professional experiences. Program identified virtual or in-person internship positions cover a wide range of fields, including arts, business, nonprofit, education, engineering, environment, media, medicine, technology, science, law, human rights, and government. The program also supports students for self-arranged internships. Learn more here

Contact: Denise Chu (​​denisechu@stanford.edu


King Center on Global Development

The King Center provides undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in world-class research, gain international experience, and get involved in the 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 undergraduates are important participants in the King Center’s mission to produce significant research on global poverty and development and have real-world impact. The King Center also contributes to training the next generation of global development scholars by providing funding and opportunities for Stanford graduate students working on critical issues in global development. Learn more here

Contact: Corinne Thomas (CorinneThomas@stanford.edu)


Latin American Voices in Politics

Latin American Voices in Politics (LVP) is a series of conferences from students for students that promotes dialogues about the future of Latin American and Caribbean public policy, led by specialists in the field, with Stanford University's support. Our vision is to promote discussions about research-based policies between specialists from different sectors in Latin American and Caribbean countries to inspire students who will be the future of politics, choosing one topic to focus on each year. LVP promotes several opportunities to engage with public policy of countries of the region, as well as engage with students from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contact: Solange Melissa Severino de Oliveira (solangem@stanford.edu)


Pakistanis at Stanford (PaS)

PaS aims to bring together Pakistanis and friends all across campus so you never end up missing home (alone). We strive to build community by organizing events like Chai, Chaat and Chat Nights, drama and movie nights, and mock weddings! This year, we've planned out a whole new set of vibrant, fun filled events for you so make sure to stay tuned!

Contact: Zoha Fatima Syed (zoha514@stanford.edu)


Russian Student Association (RSA)

We hold many events including get-together BBQs, Movie nights and Music nights, Trivia games (Что? Где? Когда?), various master classes and more. We regularly celebrate Russian holidays such as cosmonauts day, Maslenitsa. We welcome everyone interested in Russian culture (even if you don't speak Russian). Learn more here

Contact: David Saykin (saykind@stanford.edu)


Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice

The Center for Human Rights & International Justice is pleased to offer several paid summer fellowship opportunities for students interested in human rights and international justice, in collaboration with campus partners. We are engaged with a number of interdisciplinary, policy-oriented programs and research initiatives domestically and internationally, which focus on a wide range of issues including human trafficking, trauma mental health, justice and reconciliation in post-conflict societies, and atrocities prevention and response. Students are also sometimes able to become involved with research projects conducted by our research fellows and faculty fellows. Learn more here

Contact: Denise Fernández (denisefz@stanford.edu)


Stanford Global Studies

The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division is the university’s hub for education, research, and community engagement centered on exploring issues, societies, and cultures in regional and global perspective. We offer undergraduate majors, minors, honors, and certificate programs; funding opportunities for foreign language study, research, and travel; and virtual and in-person internships in organizations around the globe.

Contact: Simrath Matharu (simrath@stanford.edu) and Stefanie Pietkiewicz (stefpiet@stanford.edu)


Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Seed)

Seed is a Stanford GSB-led initiative that’s working to end the cycle of global poverty. We partner with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving enterprises that transform lives. Seed offers summer internships, in which Stanford students work closely with talented entrepreneurs in Africa and South Asia, and gain high-level work experience while making a social impact through the private sector. Learn more here

Contact: Daniel Zussman (dzussman@stanford.edu)


Stanford Japan Exchange Conference

Stanford Japan Exchange Conference is a student-led initiative with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies that hosts a 1 week cultural exchange program between Stanford students interested in Japanese culture and 15 visiting Japanese exchange students from Keio, Doshisha, and Kyoto University. Our program happens every year roughly in the month of February. With over 60 years of history behind our entirely student-run program, the goal of SJEC is to promote further understanding and friendship between the U.S. and Japan through cultural interaction. 

Contact: Kai Kato (kaiykato@stanford.edu


Stanford Language Center

The Stanford Language Center offers classes in over 40 languages. We encourage all students planning to go abroad for work or study to prepare themselves by studying the language(s) of the host country. Language study greatly enhances experiences abroad!

Contact: Tracey Riesen (tafowler@stanford.edu


Stanford Travel Team

The Stanford Travel Team manages the University Sponsored Travel Program and is responsible for campus community outreach.  The Stanford Travel Program is the required booking method when faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students are booking airfare, hotels, or rental cars for university-sponsored travel.

Contact: Yvonne Fenton (yfenton@stanford.edu)


Vaden Health Center

We provide travel related health information for student travelers. Learn more about travel and health updates from the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control.

Contact: Nancy Stoll (nstoll@stanfordhealthcare.org) and Julie Richards (julier2@stanford.edu


Offering Undergraduate Opportunities

Bing Overseas Studies Program

BOSP runs full quarter-length and short-term study away programs for Stanford undergraduate students. Learn more here

Contact: Ashley Landwehr (landwehr@stanford.edu)


Haas Center for Public Service

Cardinal Quarter is a campus-wide initiative that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long public service experience designed to integrate academic learning with field-based experience. Students can pursue prearranged placements or self-designed opportunities in both domestic and international settings. Learn more here

Contact: Jon McConnell (jonmc@stanford.edu


King International Development Association (KIDA)

KIDA is a global development hub for undergraduate students to find opportunities relating to global health, education, economic development, sustainability, or other global impact areas. Students in KIDA can get involved through speaker events, special events, or our community teams. 

Contact: Pranavi Kethanaboyina (pranavi@stanford.edu) and Ashley Phord-Toy (ashleypt@stanford.edu)


Program in International Relations

International Relations (IR) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor that studies the interaction of actors in international politics, including states and non-state actors, such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Amnesty International, and other NGOs. The major prepares students for a variety of careers—both domestic and international—in government, non-governmental organizations, and business. In addition, many IR students go on to pursue graduate study in law, business, economics, political science, or public policy.

Contact: Paul Festa (pfesta@stanford.edu)  


Society for International Affairs at Stanford (SIAS)

The Society for International Affairs at Stanford, SIAS, is Stanford’s premier organization for students involved in the international community and interested in questions of international relations and global citizenship. SIAS organizes speakers series, discussion events, conferences and other spaces of community engagement that center international affairs, while also being home to Stanford's Model UN travel team. Through our programming, virtual resources, newsletter, and meetings, we connect our members with resources inside and outside Stanford in order for them to be able to craft academic and professional goals in international affairs that prioritizes commitment to public good, no matter the nationality of the public. 

Contact: Emma Smith (esmith11@stanford.edu)


Stanford Archaeology Center

The Stanford Archaeology Center is an inter-disciplinary hub focused on innovative research and education in archaeology and heritage.  Our summer field schools provide Stanford undergraduate students a unique opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig. Each of our field schools is part of a faculty member's ongoing research project, and is a deep dive into the realities and complexities of archaeological fieldwork. Learn more here

Contact: Emily Bishop (ebishop1@stanford.edu)


Stanford in Government

Stanford in Government is a nonpartisan, student-run organization that promotes political awareness and involvement on the Stanford campus. SIG provides international summer fellowships every year at policy organizations including the World Bank, East Asia Institute, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as hosting policy discussions on international topics.

Contact: Chase Small (cpsmall@stanford.edu


Stanford India Policy and Economics Club

Stanford India Policy and Economics Club (SIPEC) is a new student group dedicated to facilitating thoughtful discourse on India-centered issues ranging a wide variety of political and economic spheres through speaker series, debates, and other related means. Till now, we have had the honor of hosting former Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, and billionaire tech entrepreneur Sridhar Vembu for our events.

Contact: Devansh Sharma (devansh@stanford.edu)