CCIS Membership Form for academic year 2020–2021

CCIS needs your help!

Please fill out the whole form to provide your contact information and to let us know which activities you wish to join this year, your interests and preferences.

When you’re done, click the Submit Changes button at the bottom.

Afterwards you will have a chance to donate if you enter donation amounts.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Long-Term Activities

ENGLISH IN ACTION  Meet once a week with an international graduate student, visiting scholar, post doctorate, or spouse, for one hour of casual English conversation and cultural exchange. Please complete Items #2 and #3 under "CCIS Member/Volunteer Profile Information" below.
HOSPITALITY  Meet socially with an int’l at least 4 times a year for friendship, cultural sharing, holiday celebrations, or other activities of mutual interest. This is not an overnight program. In-home meetings are not required.
LOAN CLOSET  Serve as a helper to incoming students who borrow items from the Loan Closet located on the Stanford campus. Activity is mainly Sept/Oct. The Loan Closet welcomes your donations throughout the year. Email:
TEACH AN ENGLISH CLASS  Teach or be a substitute teacher for a weekly 90-minute class at the Bechtel Int’l Center. Please complete Item #5 under "CCIS Member/Volunteer Profile Information" below.
FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE  Help welcome spouses and families at this weekly social event from 10–12 Fridays.

Short-term Activities

HOMESTAY  Host an international graduate student (or couple) overnight in your home for 3–5 days before the fall opening of Stanford student housing. Homestay is the “welcoming” American experience that sets a positive memory for a new student’s life.
COMMUNITY ADVISORS Welcome newly arrived int’l students to Stanford to give them CCIS, community, and university information. Morning and afternoon weekday shifts are at the Bechtel International Center for two weeks before September classes begin.
PROFESSIONAL LIAISON Meet one-on-one with a spouse to share your professional talents, experience, and expertise. Please complete Item #4 under "CCIS Member/Volunteer Profile Information" below.
BOARD EVENTS Serve on a committee to help organize and produce the CCIS Holiday Luncheon in December, and/or the CCIS Annual Meeting in May.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

CCIS is a non-profit volunteer organization (Tax ID # 23-7009131) supporting Stanford international graduate students. We have no paid staff and we receive no Stanford University funding. You can donate to CCIS in two ways.

Donate to the CCIS General Fund to support our ongoing programs for international students, scholars and spouses throughout the year.

The Spouse Education Fund is awarded every year, as grants to help spouses of international Stanford students advance their education while here.

If you choose to donate, please enter one or both amounts above.

In any case, please continue filling out this form.

At the bottom, when you click the button to submit this form, you will have a chance to pay through PayPal (using a PayPal account or most major credit cards).

If you prefer to pay by check, mail your check for your total donation, payable to "CCIS", to: CCIS, PO Box 624, Palo Alto, CA 94302.

We will mail a confirmation letter when your donation is received.

CCIS Member/Volunteer Profile Information

1.    Please provide your gender and approximate age:
 I am: female male.         20-39 40-64 65+

2.    Tell us about you and your interests!
Art Dancing Food/Cooking Games Gardening Hiking Film
 Music Playing/Performing Music Photography Reading Shopping Sports
Technology Television Travel Writing 

3.    If you are volunteering for English in Action:

I am ready for an EIA partner: Yes No
I prefer a Graduate Student   Visiting Scholar   Post-Doc   Spouse    I am flexible

What times might you be available to meet your EIA client partners?
Weekdays   Weekends   Evenings  
Comments related to EIA, such as special requirements or other interests.

4.    Current or past profession or expertise:

5.    International English teaching background, experience and/or credentials:

6.    I am interested in learning about the CCIS Board, Committees, other leadership opportunities.

7.    Suggest someone who might be interested in becoming a CCIS member. Please include their contact information:

8.   Add a comment:

If you have any questions about CCIS programs or volunteer time commitments, please email