Stanford student talks about how language study at Stanford opens doors.
The Stanford Language Center prepares students to have a foreign language capability that enhances their academic program and enables them to live, work, study, and research in a foreign language setting. Come join us!
Stanford students talk about how they are able to fit language into their plans.
All students take electives!
Many students take language courses as elective courses
Work with advisors to draft a 4-year plan
Consider studying abroad! Many courses that fulfill general education requirements (GERs) are offered in Stanford's Bing Overseas Studies Program.
Potential engineering students: see sample 4-year plans by majors in the Engineering Handbook.
Keep an open mind
Your plans and interests may evolve.
Which languages have you already studied?
Don't let knowledge dissipate. Build on your current proficiency or perhaps start a related language.
Which academic areas are you considering?
Does a new language better fit your academic interests?
Will you study abroad?
Language preparation greatly enhances the study abroad experience.