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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 here at Stanford? We would like to hear from you! Please register online in order to help us provide more information for your specific needs. Just click here.

Update (04/08/20):  All events at Bechtel including the Friday Coffees are suspended throughout Spring Quarter, the building is currently closed to traffic due to the shelter-in-place order. However, thanks to the dedicated volunteers in our community a virtual Spring Quarter program is now available for you to stay connected and engaged. Click here for more information about the current program.


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. No Friday Coffee events until mid-June.




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 current VIRTUAL Spring Quarter Program

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