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

Now accepting applications for 3-5 day Homestays--before the dorms open in the Fall. Application deadline is August 15, 2023.
Homestay 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

Windows on the West film series
The windows on the west program is on hiatus. Please check back in late September.
Windows on the West information

Read our newsletters
2023 May

CCIS NOTES - for Members
2023 July-August

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

CCIS History
CCIS History Timeline

Global Chefs Dinner program. Help prepare dinner and/or attend as a diner.
Next dinner will be held: Friday, September 29.

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

Top image: Internationals and volunteers socialize during Intl Spouse Coffee. Bottom image: Two woman in front of a stove. One is stirring a pot.