Housing & Dining

Participants get a taste of what life is like for Stanford undergraduates by living in campus residences and eating at the dining halls.

Living at Stanford

Participants will also be exposed to the American college life experience by living in dormitories used by Stanford undergraduates during the academic school year. While there will be groups from other countries participating in the program at the same time, Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes staff will strive to place each group within a single dormitory.

While the dormitories are co-ed, rooms are assigned by gender, with male and female participants in separate areas of the residences, and typically on separate floors. Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes is committed to providing an inclusive, supportive, and comfortable residential environment for all participants, and gender-inclusive housing assignments can be provided.

Participants are assigned to either a single, double, or triple room. Participants share with another participant from the same program. Dormitories typically have their own lounge, computer cluster, laundry facility, and common area. All rooms are equipped with window coverings and furnished with an extra-long twin bed for each participant, desk and chair, bookcase, dresser, and wardrobe. In addition, wireless connectivity is available.

Trained residential staff live in residence and serve as counselors and mentors with the mission of supporting a safe, warm, and inviting residential community.

Dining Halls & Meals

Participants eat in Stanford cafeteria-style dining halls, which serve a range of healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining halls provide vegetarian and vegan options at every meal, and special dietary needs (such as halal or gluten-free meals) can be accommodated. Mid-afternoon snacks are served daily at the residences. Special catered dinners are typically provided once per week.