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Tools for a Meaningful Life, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 53 days
    Duration
The Tools for a Meaningful Life program offered by Stanford Summer explores the foundational skills for a meaningful life. Features lectures by faculty from across the university and labs for experiential practice. 
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Overview

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

Stanford Summer Session provides high-achieving and ambitious students a transformative educational experience at a world-class university. 

By combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming, Stanford Summer Session successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.

Program highlights

Draws on research and practices from fields related to psychology, philosophy, literature, and neuroscience, as well as wisdom traditions from around the world. 

The Tools for a Meaningful Life program offered by Stanford Summer focuses on developing human capacities necessary for a meaningful life including; attention, courage, devotion, resilience, imagination, and gratitude. Exposure to these capacities influences personal growth and its development in communities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 53 days
  • Credits
    1 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

  • Original I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status)
  • I-901 SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • Stanford University's Stanford Summer Session Admission Letter (available online within the Stanford Summer Session applicant status page)
  • Original Proof of Funding Document
  • F-1 Visa (this is the visa stamp attached to your passport by the U.S. Embassy)
  • Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1175 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1175 USD per credit and a duration of 53 days.
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Tuition fee does not include:

  • Application fee
  • Housing and meals
  • Healthcare coverage plan
  • Visa I-20 Sponsorship fee

Funding

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