COVID 19 Update

Updated January 15, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Bing Stanford in Washington Program has been cancelled for Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters of the 2020-21 academic year. Currently, we are planning to be open in Summer Quarter of the 2020-21 year, however this remains subject to change. The Summer Quarter Application is due February 3, 2021. Please note: due to the unusual nature of this year sophomores may apply in the first round. However, qualified students who have less time remaining at Stanford will have priority to participate in the program.

Student Summer Housing

Summer housing will not be available in 2021 for students who are not enrolled in the Bing Stanford in Washington program. Typically, the BSIW Program does not run in summer quarter and Stanford students are able to live in the building, however due to COVID 19 cancellations we are planning to have a full academic program in Summer 2021. 

Why Washington?

  • Small, unique classes
  • Industry expert faculty
  • Meet your academic requirements
  • Explore culture and history in Washington, D.C.
  • Substantive internships and hands-on research 

Students are individually placed in a substantive internship that enables them to work closely with individuals in Washington's wide range of governmental, non-governmental and cultural organizations. Students also enroll in seminars taught by Stanford faculty and national policy experts.