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Programs for International Spouses and Families

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The Bechtel International Center extends a warm welcome to the spouses of international students and visiting scholars at Stanford. It is our hope that your time at Stanford will be an enriching experience for every member of your family.

This program provides events and activities for international spouses and partners. These events are great opportunities to get settled in the Bay Area, build a new network (friendships!), practice English, and develop ideas for an interesting and satisfying life here. 

International Spouse Coffee

This is an ideal opportunity to make new friends & learn more about Bechtel’s programs, classes & workshops for spouses, the Stanford campus, and helpful resources in the nearby communities. No registration required - just stop by!

Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Bechtel International Center


Bechtel To Go

We meet in small groups and explore campus sights together. Please note that all program activities are for spouses and partners of international Stanford students, postdocs and visiting scholars

Getting Started at Stanford 

Are you new to Stanford? Check out the following resources for new spouses and families.

  • Spouse Registration Form
    • Tell us more about yourself so that we can support you with additional information and resources. Fill out our Spouse Registration Form.
  • Join our Volunteer Program Activities at Bechtel
    • Every quarter, an enthusiastic team of volunteers offers a great variety of programs. You can participate remotely & in-person in a wide range of activities, such as cooking classes, conversation groups, or well-being workshops, just to name a few.
    • Check out our Fall Quarter Program to learn more about recent events for spouses and families.
  • Stay in Touch! 

Spouse/Family Newsletter

Stay up to date on spouse and family events with out weekly newsletter! 

Fall Quarter Program

Learn more about the events and activities offered during Fall Quarter.