None of the BSIW classes get credit automatically in any major; however, you can appeal to your department to have them count. This is entirely up to you and your department.
No. BSIW classes are listed only as SIW###; they are not cross-listed in any other department. However, you can petition a department if you are seeking credit in your major or minor.
Classes are listed on Axess approximately 2 to 3 weeks before the beginning of the quarter. Students are allowed to shop for classes; however, all Axess deadlines must be followed.
Unfortunately, BSIW classes do not count toward GERs…
No, absolutely not. We’ve had archeology, engineering, anthropology, STS, economics, and even American studies students attend BSIW in the winter. Your eligibility for winter attendance depends on a combination of your interests and coursework. For example: if you’re majoring in engineering and focusing on clean energy technology, then you are a good match for the winter quarter.
No. All majors are welcome. If you have a demonstrated interest and background in health and /or the environment, you should apply to attend BSIW during the winter quarter. Majors in the Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science have participated in all three quarters of BSIW.
Yes, of course you attend and an overseas program. However, be sure to carefully calculate your units and develope a prudent study plan for your remaining time at Stanford. Do not count on classes to be offered every quarter or on obtaining credit in your major for all of your classes taken at BSIW or BOSP. However, if you plan carefully, you may very well be able to participate in BSIW and go abroad as well. Many BSIW students have done both.
There is no specific required coursework to participate or attend BSIW. However, we encourage you to take at least one American politics or policy-relevant course before attending BSIW.
Yes. The only catch is that students must be on-campus the quarter of their application. Thus, if students plan on being overseas two quarters before they wish to attend the program (the normal application period), they must file an early application three quarters in advance.