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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.

How to get started:

Stop by at the Friday Morning Coffee

Friday Morning Coffee is held every Friday, from 10 am–12 pm, in the Assembly Room at Bechtel International Center. This is a great way to meet other international families and learn about programs and classes offered at the Bechtel International Center. 

Upcoming special Coffees:

February 14:  Valentine's Day

March 06: International Women's Day 

March 20: Winter SWAP



Join our Activities and Events at Bechtel

Every Quarter, an enthusiastic team of volunteers offers a great variety of programs. You can participate in a wide range of activities, such as language classes, cooking sessions, or art workshops, just to name a few.

Our Winter Quarter Program   

Learn more about our IWD Art Project                                       

Register here for classes

CCIS English classes

Sign up for our email list

Join our email list, and you will receive weekly updates on Bechtel's programs as well as great tips and ideas for your time here. How to sign up? Just send an email (blank) to