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Summer Hours

The Bechtel International Center Building is closed on Fridays from June 14th to September 3rd. Staff continue to work remotely on Fridays.

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

The Coffee events are ideal opportunities 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 is required - just stop by! 

Special Coffee events: July 17, 2024. Enjoy fruits (and veggies) in Mexican style.  

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. 

Next date in July will be announced soon. 

Getting Started at Stanford 

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

  • 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 Summer 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! 

Summer Quarter Program

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