Become a Humanities Scholar
Live in a vibrant, intellectual community on Stanford University’s campus for three weeks.
Discover Academic Freedom
Application Will Open in Mid-December 2023
2024 Program Dates
Arrival Day: June 23, 2024
Departure Day: July 12, 2024
*Note: Due to the immersive nature of this program and limited duration of the program, class will meet as scheduled on July 4, 2024 during Session I.
Arrival Day: July 14, 2024
Departure Day: August 2, 2024
Participants must be fully involved in the program and should be present for all program activities. Students are required to arrive on designated arrival dates and remain until the end of the program. All activities, including co-curricular programming, are designed to provide participants with a well-rounded experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Participants should only miss scheduled activities for health reasons, religious observances, or family emergencies.
The Humanities Thrive at Stanford
Hear Stanford faculty members talk about the impact of the humanities for high school students. Professors discuss the types of questions participants grapple with during the summer seminars, exploring important issues people and societies face in the world.
The goal of the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is to bring together high school students who are particularly interested in the humanities so that they can experience what a humanities class and what humanities research is like at a strong research university.