The Community Advisors program offers a friendly and personal way for internationals to begin their Stanford experience. Community Advisors welcome incoming international graduate students and visiting scholars and assist in getting them oriented in the area.


For Internationals

All Stanford international graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars are encouraged to come to the Bechtal International Center for an Orientation Packet and useful information from a CCIS volunteer on their new life in the U.S. and on campus.

Happy male international holding folder of information at end of Community Advisor session.

Participation requirements

From September 12-26, 2022.

For more information contact:

For CCIS Volunteers

Community Advisors provide useful information on everything from the Bechtel International Center's schedule of orientation activities to DMV booklets to shopping advice.

Students may return several times to have their questions answered, to sign up for one of the Bechtel International Center dinners or bus tours, or just for another cookie and juice.

Female volunteer sharing information in a manual with female international.

Participation requirements


For more information contact: