Stanford & Silicon Valley

Immerse yourself in the heart of Silicon Valley and explore this vibrant hub of cutting edge technology, innovation, and industry.

An Academic World Leader 

Founded in 1891, Stanford University is located near San Francisco and in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Stanford is a world leader among academic institutions, known for educating the brightest students, for shaping the world through ground-breaking research, and for building a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Stanford is a leader in engineering, science, technology, medicine, law, business, humanities, and the arts.

Explore a Place of Innovation

Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, as well as thousands of startup companies. It is a leading hub  for high-tech innovation and development and is home to many well known companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Cisco, Intel, Ebay, and Netflix.