The Community Committee for International Students welcomes you. We are a volunteer organization affiliated with the Bechtel International Center at Stanford University.

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.

to CCIS!


English Classes
English Classes information
English Classes schedule

English in Action: Converse & Connect
English in Action information

Friday Morning Coffee
VIRTUAL Friday Coffee information

Virtual Welcome Partner
Virtual Welcome Partner

Social Media posts
Our New Social Media volunteer is
posting bi-weekly! Read the posts & review the photos. Posts may include interesting things to do in the Palo Alto area.
CCIS LinkedIn page
CCIS Facebook page

Bechtel spouses, partners, and families programs
Bechtel programs information

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford has enacted social distancing policies to keep everyone safe—and we at CCIS have adjusted our program offerings accordingly. Watch this space for the latest information about CCIS programs.

**Virtual Welcome Partner** NEW Program.

This new program provides incoming international graduate students with an opportunity to connect virtually with a local "Virtual Welcome Partner." The partner will help the student transition to life at Stanford and the Bay area. For details see the Virtual Welcome Partner item in the left column of this page.

English in Action: Converse and Connect (English program) will be held virtually or in-person.

We are now accepting applications from internationals and CCIS members who want to be English in Action partners. For details see the English in Action item in the left column of this page.

These CCIS programs are now being held virtually:

These CCIS programs will not be available during the Fall quarter:

  • Community Advisors (Getting Started program)          
  • Loan Closet (Getting Started program)          
  • Homestay (Getting Started program)          
  • Hospitality (Social program)          
  • Windows on the West (Social program)