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

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

6:00pm: Socialize before the movie.
6:30pm: Film starts-Bechtel Intl Center
Windows on the West information
Windows on the West film schedule

Read our newsletters
2022 January

CCIS NOTES - for Members
2022 November-December

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 program. Help prepare dinner and/or attend as a diner. The program begins on Friday, February 3rd.

Windows on the West film series has moved to Tuesday evenings. The winter schedule begins on January 31.

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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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