The Stanford e-China Program is an online course for high school students sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Educationat Stanford University. Stanford e-China selects 25–30 exceptional high school 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 mini design challenges. This course is taught entirely in English.
For the winter session, selected students will participate in 10 "virtual classes" via the Internet January through March with a two week break for Chinese New Year. 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, brainstorm an innovative solution, develop compelling pitch slides, and practice English presentation skills. This opportunity provides hands-on experience for Chinese students seeking to develop academic interests and projects with real-world impact in preparation for applications to universities abroad.
Students who successfully complete the course will earn a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University. The top three students of the winter session will be invited to Stanford University to participate in a ceremony.
There is a $3,000 tuition for Stanford e-China.
For more information, please visit the Stanford e-China website at www.stanfordechina.org.