Special Opportunities

Stanford in Washington

The Stanford in Washington program offers a valuable opportunity to Communication students interested in public policy. The program selects approximately 35 undergraduates in a competitive application process to spend one academic quarter in the nation’s capital.

Students take classes taught by Washington policymakers and professionals as well as Stanford faculty. They are also placed in a full-time internship for which academic credit can be received upon completion of a paper. Internships, arranged by the program, are in government agencies, public interest groups, news media organizations, and others. Stanford students interested in communication have worked at the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, at ABC News, at Congressional Quarterly, and in government agency press offices.

Stanford in New York

Stanford in New York presents students with distinctive opportunities for engagement with one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Through an intensive academic quarter of study, reflective practice, and experiential learning in New York, students hone their intellectual skills and capacities, develop their abilities as adaptive learners and enlarge their creative confidence. 

Please check the list of pre-approved elective courses outside of COMM posted on the COMM website for SINY courses that count toward the COMM major or minor. 

Area of Focus for Winter Quarter: Media and Finance

The Communication Major and Bing Overseas Studies

With the exception of Florence and Beijing, Stanford overseas campuses rarely offer Communication courses. Nonetheless, a Communication major should be able to work a trip overseas into his or her program in the sophomore or junior year, and depending on the student’s post-graduation plans, a stay during senior year may be accommodated. Decisions regarding overseas campus study should be fully discussed with the student’s advisor and the student services manager. For more information visit bosp.stanford.edu.