Social Activities & Weekends

Yes you will have spare time!

You must attend morning academic sessions and your chosen optional afternoon classes but you will have free time to go and explore the campus, work on your assignments and homework, play sport or watch a movie with friends in the dorm.

After dinner join in the evening activities we will have on offer for you and afterwards you can relax in the student lounge. Some of the activities undertaken in the past include:

  • A Designer outlet trip to get all the best bargains on clothes, sportswear and shoes.
  • Film nights with the latest releases from Blockbusters.
  • Talent or Karaoke night - show us your talents and join in.
  • International BBQ evening - chat and enjoy a hamburger and a soda with your new friends.
  • Play a choice of sports including Soccer, Frisbee, Volleyball or Basketball or go for a work out in the gym.
  • Quiz nights - get involved in friendly competitions organised by your student advisors.

And many moreā€¦

What Students Said

"The Mid IB program at Stanford allows students to revise their IB subjects with very professional and helpful teachers and to enjoy the beautiful Stanford campus by joining in lots of activities with new found friends."

Mid-IB student


Join us on our two weekend trips and get the most from your visit to the Bay Area and San Francisco.

Trips may vary but previous trips have included:

  • San Francisco Tour - a visit to the famous Alcatraz prison, Pier 39 and Fishermans Wharf. See the Golden Gate bridge and the ocean from a great vista point and eat seafood with your friends.
  • Great America - a Paramount amusement park with lots of roller coasters and scary rides and even an IMAX theatre.

You can sign up for the trips and there is an additional fee (see Fees page).