We strongly urge international students to take advantage of every opportunity to become proﬁcient in English, through formal programs or independent study, prior to enrolling at Stanford. An intensive six-week English course is offered at Stanford during the Summer Quarter. To be considered for this program, immediately complete the EFS Summer Program application, available on the EFS 688 web page, and submit it to English for Foreign Students as soon as possible. Be sure to also submit the online I-20 or DS-2019 application, with required uploaded documents to Graduate Admissions. Students who sign up for the intensive summer English program, EFS 688, must provide additional funding. Please see this page of the application for the estimated costs of the program. It is important to note that if you enter the country early for the purpose of summer enrollment and subsequently fail to complete the summer study, your student visa will be subject to the consequences of being out of status.
For more information, contact English for Foreign Students.