The Bechtel International Center (I-Center) extends a warm welcome to the spouses (wives or husbands) of international students and visiting scholars at Stanford. It is our hope that your time at Stanford will be an enriching experience for every member of your family. The I-Center, the Stanford campus, and the surrounding communities have much to offer apart from the academic dimension.
While the scholar will be facing academic and research challenges, each spouse or partner will be facing a somewhat different, but also important, challenge in building and adjusting to a new life here. The following resources can be useful first steps in enriching your time here.
Our Welcome Committee for International Families is available to answer questions of newcomers in the following languages. Please visit the I-Center in person for further contact information. Ask for the printed Calendar & Handbook for International Families.
Member Available *
|Welcome Letter in This Language|
|Chinese||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Simplified Chinese|
|Chinese||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Traditional Chinese|
|English||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in English|
|Farsi||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Farsi|
|French||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in French|
|German||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in German|
|Italian||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Italian|
|Japanese||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Japanese|
|Korean||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Korean|
|Russian||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Russian|
|Slovak||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Slovak|
|Spanish||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Spanish|
|Thai||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Thai|
|Vietnamese||Yes||Download the Welcome Letter in Vietnamese|
* You can pick up a personal copy of the Handbook for International Families at the I-Center's second floor Reception Desk. The Handbook lists the current Welcome Committee names and contact information.