International Spouses, Partners & Families

Welcome to Stanford!

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 our Handbook for International Families.

Language Welcome Committee
Member Available *
Welcome Letter in This Language
Arabic Yes Yes  
Chinese YesYes Download the Welcome Letter in Simplified Chinese
Chinese Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Traditional Chinese
Czeck Yes Yes  
Danish Yes Yes  
English Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in English
Farsi Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Farsi
Finnish Yes Yes  
French Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in French
German Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in German
Gujarati Yes Yes  
Hebrew Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Hebrew
Hindi Yes Yes  
Italian Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Italian
Japanese Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Japanese
Korean Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Korean
Portuguese Yes Yes  
Russian No  Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Russian
Slovak Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Slovak
Spanish Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Spanish
Swedish Yes Yes  
Thai Yes Yes Download the Welcome Letter in Thai
Urdu Yes Yes  
Vietnamese Yes 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.

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