Started in 2020, the Virtual Welcome Partner Program provides incoming international graduate students the opportunity to connect virtually with a local "Virtual Welcome Partner" to help with their transition to Stanford and the Bay Area. The Partner can help with tips and suggestions and be a friendly resource for new graduate students.


For Internationals

This program is for you, if...

What previous participants have to say about their Virtual Welcome Partner experience.

To participate

Fill in and submit the CCIS Student Virtual Welcome Partner application.

For more information contact the Virtual Welcome Program at:

For CCIS Volunteers

We are disappointed that due to COVID-19, CCIS is being required by Stanford to suspend many of our programs that support new international graduate students. These programs include: Community Advisors, Homestay, and Loan Closet.

However, there is a new opportunity for members who want to welcome international students.

As a volunteer for our new Virtual Welcome Partners program, you will connect virtually with an incoming international graduate student, welcome them and offer them some tips and suggestions for adapting to life at Stanford and in the Bay Area.

To participate

For more information contact the Virtual Welcome Program at: