The Stanford e-China Program offers a variety of online courses 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 30 exceptional students in and from China to engage in each course, and 15 students (only) to participate in the Climate Co-Lab.
- “Technologies Changing the World” explores the cutting-edge fields of green tech, fintech, health tech, and artificial intelligence, specifically the challenges and opportunities they bring to the United States and China.
- “Climate Tech Innovation and U.S.-China Collaboration” (Fall Term) connects Chinese students enrolled in Stanford e-China and American students enrolled in the Stanford China Scholars Program through joint classes and discussions as they consider ways to work together toward climate solutions on global, local, and personal levels of action.
- "U.S. China Co-Lab on Climate Solutions" (Spring Term) is offered in the fall and includes 15 students from China and 15 students from the United States to participate in one course together. They will focus on climate issues, policies, and solutions at the global, national, local, and personal level while engaging in collaborative skills, discussions, and projects.
- “Design Thinking into Action: Teen Well-Being” introduces students to the Design Thinking framework and mindset as practiced in the Stanford d.school and Silicon Valley. Exploring trends in adolescent mental and physical health, students ultimately focus on a project that applies human-centered design to solve a challenge impacting youth in China. (Offered Spring and Fall Terms)
In all these courses, students engage with leading Stanford University scholars, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and experts in these respective fields. Courses are taught entirely in English.
Selected students participate in 10 "virtual classes" via the Internet. Spring courses run, approximately early-March through May, and fall courses run late-September through early December.
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 camera, microphone, and reliable access to a broadband Internet connection.
Stanford e-China 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 a Stanford e-China course earn a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University. Top students from each session will be invited to Stanford University to participate in a ceremony.
Tuition is $4,000 ($3,500 for early-bird applications or the US-China Co-Lab).
For more information, please visit the Stanford e-China website at https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowship/stanford-e-china.