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Spouses, Partners and Families

Friday Morning Coffee at Bechtel

Welcome to Stanford

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.

► Are you new to Stanford? Let us know about you here, so that we can support you with additional information and resources.

► Our wonderful team of volunteers offers a wide range of great virtual and in-person classes &  workshops this quarter. See the complete  spring quarter program here.

► Please join our weekly in-person Friday Coffee Hours at 10:30 AM at the Bechtel International Center.

► Would you like to receive weekly program updates as well as great tips and ideas for your time here? Click here to sign up for our newsletter.


Please join us for our Friday Coffee Hour

It 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!

In-person at the Bechtel International Center (584 Capistrano Way)

When: Fridays, 10:30 AM - 12PM





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 language classes, conversation groups, or well-being workshops, just to name a few. 

Spring quarter program

CCIS program

In Person Events Spring Quarter

  • Bechtel To Go, now every other Monday: We meet in small groups and exlore campus sights together (register here).

Please note that all these program activities are for spouses and partners of international Stanford students, postdocs and visiting scholars.