Welcome to CCIS!

CCIS supports international graduate students, visiting scholars, post docs, and their families at Stanford University by offering gracious and helpful connections between Stanford Internationals and the community.

We are a volunteer organization affiliated with the Bechtel International Center at Stanford University.


English Classes
English Classes information
English Classes schedule

English in Action: Converse & Connect
English in Action information

Global Chefs Dinner
Global Chefs Dinner information

International Spouse Coffee
(Formerly Friday Morning Coffee) Meets from 10:30 to noon on Wednesdays every week Stanford is in session.
Intl Spouse Coffee information

Loan Closet
Loan Closet information

Virtual Welcome Partner
Virtual Welcome Partner

Windows on the West film series
WOW on hiatus until Spring quarter.
Windows on the West information

Read our newsletters
2022 February

CCIS NOTES - for Members
2023 January-February

Social Media posts
Our bi-weekly posts may include interesting things to do in the Palo Alto area.
CCIS LinkedIn page
CCIS Facebook page

Global Chefs Dinner program. Help prepare dinner and/or attend as a diner.
Dinners scheduled for March 3 and March 17. Check back in early April for additional dates.

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Read stories about the Bay Area living experiences of Stanford international graduate students, visiting scholars, post docs, and their families.

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