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Education is a cornerstone of FSI’s mission. As we focus on the global challenges of the future, we are training the next generation of experts to solve them.

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Featured Student Opportunities

Stanford Classes

FSI faculty teach more than 65 courses each year, on topics ranging from health care to liberation technology.

Master's Degree

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The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies is a two-year master's degree program that trains future international policy professionals.

Honors Programs

Two of FSI's centers offer undergraduate honors programs: the Center on International Security and Cooperation and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

All Student Opportunities

In our hands-on student research programs, undergraduate and graduate students work side by side with our top faculty on issues of international development, good governance, security, global health, foreign policy and more. We fund a variety of fellowships, pre- and post-doctoral appointments, and research projects.

    Pre-Collegiate Programs
  • Pre-Collegiate Programs
  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • Professional Development & Training

Pre-Collegiate Programs

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) develops K-12 curricula based on the research of FSI faculty. They offer teacher training, young scholars programs, and more.

Undergraduate Programs

FSI faculty teach over 65 classes per year to Stanford students and work side by side with them on mentored research. Undergraduates have a variety of opportunities to engage in advanced research, from honors programs to fieldwork and internship placements.

Visit the Global Student Fellows page to see all of our undergraduate opportunities, or select one from the links below.

Graduate Programs

FSI welcomes graduate students for a variety of fellowships, pre- and post-doctoral appointments, and research projects.We are also home to the Ford Dorsey Program on International Policy Studies, a two-year professional master's degree program that trains future policy professionals.

Professional Development & Training

Many of FSI's centers and programs offer education and training to international affairs professionals. At the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, civil society programs such as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program and the Leadership Academy for Development offer intensive programs to emerging leaders.  SPICE K-12 curricula are available to teachers in conjunction with training workshops, and the Rural Education Action Program works directly with Chinese officials in rural areas on child health, nutrition and education. 

Honors College students in the US Capitol

Program Highlight: Washington, DC Honors College

Every fall, students in our two honors programs visit DC with FSI faculty. They refine their thesis proposals with input from senior lawmakers, NGO leaders, and policy professionals.

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