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    Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

    Stanford Summer Humanities Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Politics and Diplomacy, Reading, Writing, History, Humanities
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Government and Public Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a residential summer enrichment program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by Stanford professors and graduate students.
    The Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a three-week residential program where rising high school juniors and seniors can explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by Stanford professors and graduate students. Participants tap into Stanford University's excellence in the humanities and social sciences—exploring texts and ideas, writing college-level papers, and communicating complex arguments in their academic writing and discussion sections.
    For three weeks, live and study alongside fellow participants from around the world who areinterested in the humanities. Learn to understand the past, question the present, and imagine the future with a community of curious, independent thinkers from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
    An Immersive Academic Environment
    Courses meet each weekday from 9:00am to 11:30am PST for faculty-led sessions that include lecture, small group discussions, and individual work. 
    College-Level Workload
    Similar to what they would experience in a college course, students can expect a heavy workload of assignments to complete outside of class meeting times. Coursework will include assigned readings, group work, lectures, and more.
    Student Engagement
    Active participation in class discussions and organized activities is key to creating a community of engaged learners, and students are expected to participate and collaborate with their peers, professors, and teaching assistants.
    To view full course descriptions, please visit our website: https://summerhumanities.spcs.stanford.edu/courses

    Cost and Session Information

    We seek intellectually curious students with a deep interest in the humanities. Develop your interest in writing, philosophy, literature, art, or history this summer in a rigorous collegiate environment. Admission to Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is selective.
    2024 Session Dates
    Session 1: June 23, 2024 - July 12, 2024
    Session 2: July 14, 2024 - August 2, 2024
    Tuition: $8,250
    Limited financial aid is available. Financial aid is granted based upon demonstrated financial need. Students who wish to be considered for both partial and full financial aid awards should submit a complete online financial aid application and all required income documentation (see our website for details).