This site does not support Internet Explorer for Macintosh. Please use Safari, Firefox or Opera.

Program Locations

News and Events

Program Announcements


Kyoto Center Announces Winter Quarter [04/06/2012]

Starting January 2013, Stanford students will be able to read manga, watch anime and earn credits while studying at a new, winter quarter at the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Kyoto. The course on Japanese popular culture will be one of several offerings aimed at introducing Japanese culture and society to a broad cross section of Stanford students.

Kyoto Center Announces Winter Quarter (PDF)



BOSP Announces Overseas Seminars [11/10/2011]

After two years of careful review and planning, BOSP is ready to reinstate the program by offering five seminars for the summer of 2012. These seminars are designed to provide undergraduate students with alternative study abroad opportunities and locations beyond the BOSP quarter-length program offerings. Full information is available in the press release below.

BOSP Overseas Seminars, Summer 2012 (PDF)



Beijing Center Seeks New Director [8/22/2011]

The Stanford Center in Beijing is now considering applications for the position of Center Director. A summary of the role and responsibilities, along with application information can be found in the job announcement posting below.

The Stanford Center in Beijing - Center Director (PDF)



Spring Quarter 2010-11 in Kyoto Canceled [3/16/2011]

The Bing Overseas Studies Program in Kyoto has been canceled for Spring Quarter 2010-11. There were no BOSP-sponsored students in Japan at the time of the earthquake and tsunami. There currently is a Travel Warning for Japan issued by the U.S. Department of State on March 16, 2011, for more information on the situation please monitor the website below.


Overseas Studies in the News

Stanford Report, May 25, 2010
Robert Sinclair named director of Bing Overseas Studies Program

Sinclair succeeds Norman Naimark, who oversaw the expansion of the program into Madrid and Cape Town.

Stanford Report, April 1, 2010

Stanford's Santiago center in 'good shape' after earthquake


Stanford Report, 2.26.2010
Three Stanford seniors and an alumna win 2010-11 Gates, Luce scholarships

BOSP Alumni Sweeps 2010-11 Gates and Luce scholarships! Congratulations to Otis Chodosh, Stanford in Kyoto alumnus, and Allison Rhines, Qatar Overseas Seminar alumna, and Rayden Llano, Stanford in Paris alumnus.

Stanford Magazine, 2.12.2010
Learning the Hard Way

BOSP Overseas Seminars' Professors Doug and Rebecca Bird share their experiences in the Australian Outback with the Martus.