About SGS

The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division is the university’s hub for education, research, and community engagement centered on exploring issues, societies, and cultures in regional and global perspective.

Drawing on its network of over 300-affiliated faculty across the university, SGS equips Stanford students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills essential to leading in a global context and fosters innovative research that deepens society’s understanding of critical regions and global issues.

Providing a Global Education

Student shaking hands at graduation

SGS makes learning about and engaging with the world an integral part of a Stanford education.

SGS provides pathways to global perspectives through the following curricular and co-curricular programs:

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Global Internships

Language Fellowships


Delivering Innovative Research

A student from the "Mapping Poverty, Colonialism, and Nation Building in Latin America" course presents her capstone project at the David Rumsey Map Center in 2017.

By facilitating research and data collection across fields as well as national and regional boundaries, SGS enables the next generation of scholars to creatively address regional and global issues and advance our understanding of the world.

Promoting Community Engagement

The multitude of opportunities SGS creates to engage with global issues through conferences, lectures, performances, and other events contributes to a vibrant and diverse campus community.

SGS is committed to sharing its expertise beyond the university, and partners with programs across campus to provide resources and professional development opportunities for K-14 educators in order to strengthen foreign language training and education about the world.



Community Outreach

The Stanford Global Studies Division is home to 14 centers & programs within the School of Humanities and Sciences.


View a list of SGS centers and programs