The Stanford e-China Program is an online course for high school and years 1-2 university students sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education at Stanford University. Stanford e-China selects 25–30 exceptional students from throughout China to engage in an intensive study of cutting-edge technologies that are changing the world: green tech, fintech, health tech, and artificial intelligence. Students will engage with leading Stanford University scholars and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and also practice basic aspects of the Design Thinking process through a mini design challenge. This course is taught entirely in English.
For the spring 2022 session, selected students will participate in 10 "virtual classes" via the Internet February through May, 2022. Students must be available for all or most of the Saturday morning virtual classes featuring interaction with Stanford University scholars. Additionally, students should expect to allot 3–4 hours per week to complete the pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings, and assignments. Since this is a distance-learning course, however, students can structure most of the work around their individual schedules. Students join the virtual classes on Zoom from their personal computer using a headset/camera/microphone and reliable access to a broadband Internet connection.
As a final project, students will investigate a suitable technological challenge, apply aspects of the design thinking framework to brainstorm human-centered solutions, develop compelling slides, and practice English presentation skills. This opportunity provides hands-on experience for students seeking to develop academic interests and projects with real-world impact in preparation for applications to universities abroad or other educational endeavors.
Students who successfully complete the course will earn a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University. The top three students from the spring session will be invited to Stanford University to participate in a ceremony.
Tuition is $4,000 ($3,500 for early bird students who submit applications by November 15).
For more information, please visit the Stanford e-China website at https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowship/stanford-e-china.