COVID 19 Update

Updated August 26, 2021

The Stanford travel policy for the Bing Stanford in Washington Program has been updated, as follows:

Travel associated with the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) and Stanford in Washington are exceptions and will be permitted for fully vaccinated undergraduates. Unvaccinated students who wish to participate in BOSP programs both abroad and in New York, or in Stanford in Washington, must begin the vaccine exception request process for travelers at least 4 weeks in advance of the program withdrawal deadline. Given current COVID-19 conditions, permission for travel through Bing Overseas Studies Program or Stanford in Washington is unlikely to be granted to unvaccinated undergraduate students in Fall 2021 and Winter 2022. For Stanford in Washington, internships and many learning opportunities will not be available to unvaccinated students.  Approval for vaccine exemption for on-campus enrollment does not automatically extend to off-campus programs. For more information about program specific withdrawal deadlines please see the Stanford in Washington Handbook and Contract.

Our COVID 19 Health Protocols can be found in the document linked here:

Student Summer Housing

We hope that student summer housing will once again be available in 2022. However, no decision has been made. Please check here for updates after November 30, 2021.  There is no program during the summer. Housing is available for a fee.

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  • 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.