While at Stanford, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to learn about the history, customs, and art of other cultures, and much of that learning has taken place outside of class. There are all sorts of groups and clubs on campus that celebrate and promote different cultures.
Stanford tells you that you can do whatever you want, that your major doesn’t matter. At first, I believed it, but then I felt tricked.
Every year, the Stanford Japan Exchange Club brings a handful of students from Japan to visit Stanford for thirty days. The club pairs the Japanese students with Stanford students who host them for 10 days each, so that each Japanese student gets to stay with three Stanford hosts during their time here.
Featured in this post are some of the most amazing people that I know – freshmen from my dorm! I asked them some questions about their first two quarters at Stanford, and I hope that this gives you a glimpse of the amazing diversity of interests and abundance of activities here at Stanford!
Students in the Asian American Theatre Project address issues with race and social class by staging a reinvented production of My Fair Lady
Many first-generation, low-income students have a difficult time adjusting to college life. At Stanford, the student-run First Generation, Low Income Partnership focuses on building a community for these students.