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Sunday, July 30
 

11:00am

Meet VIA at SFO Airport (early arrivals)
After exiting customs, you will be on the Arrivals floor of the international terminal. Please look for the friendly VIA staff members holding signs. If you arrive early and do not see any staff, please wait at the Starbucks in the middle of the Arrivals hall (there is only one Starbucks on this level).

Sunday July 30, 2017 11:00am - 1:30pm
SFO Airport (outside customs)

1:30pm

2:30pm

3:30pm

Tech Check (Bring your laptop)
Come to the Stern Hall Lounge to:
  • Check that your SUNet ID is functioning
  • Get your wifi set up
Or use this time to move in and get settled in your new room!

Sunday July 30, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

5:30pm

6:00pm

8:00pm

Meet VIA at SFO Airport (late arrivals)
After exiting customs, you will be on the Arrivals floor of the international terminal. Please look for the friendly VIA staff members holding signs. If you arrive early and do not see any staff, please wait at the Starbucks in the middle of the Arrivals hall (there is only one Starbucks on this level).

Sunday July 30, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
SFO Airport (outside customs)

10:00pm

Evening Shuttle from SFO to Stanford
Sunday July 30, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA

11:00pm

Dorm Check-in (late arrivals)
Receive your room keys, ID cards, and meal cards.

Sunday July 30, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)
 
Monday, July 31
 

7:30am

Breakfast

Monday July 31, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

8:30am

Walk to English Class together (in Coordinator Groups)
Stanford's campus is large and can be confusing for new students.

Meet a Coordinator outside Stern Hall at 8:30 to walk together to English Class Orientation and Placement Testing. Don't be late!

Monday July 31, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Stanford (Stern Hall)

9:00am

English Class Orientation (everyone)
Meet your English teachers and learn more about what to expect in your English classes.

Speakers

Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Stanford (Bishop Auditorium)

9:30am

10:30am

English Class Placement Interviews
Your English teachers will conduct an oral interview with you to determine the appropriate English class for you to be placed into. 

Monday July 31, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Stanford (Bishop Auditorium)

12:00pm

Lunch with Coordinator Groups
Get to know the other people in your Coordinator Group!
  • Learn about each others' interests and goals
  • Exchange phone numbers & email addresses
  • Join a common communication system like GroupMe, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, etc.
  • Download a Stanford campus map app

Monday July 31, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

English Class Placement Interviews (continued)
Your English teachers will conduct oral interviews to determine the appropriate English class for you to be placed into. 

Monday July 31, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stanford (Bishop Auditorium)

2:30pm

3:00pm

ALC Orientation
During this Orientation session, you will: 
  • Learn about ALC program policies.
  • Introduce yourself to your new friends.
  • Reflect on what inspired you to join ALC.

Monday July 31, 2017 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Econ 140 (Ralph Landau Economics Building)

5:30pm

6:30pm

Coordinator Group Check-in!
Get to know your Coordinator and your peers in your Coordinator group!

Monday July 31, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

8:00pm

Dorm Tour (evening arrivals)
Take a tour of Stern Hall and learn where to find the kitchen, laundry, lounge spaces, and more.

Monday July 31, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

9:00pm

English Class Placement test results posted
Find out which English class you will be part of. Visit the lounges in Stern Hall to see the results posted. You will need to remember this information in order to register for classes tomorrow.

Monday July 31, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

9:00pm

Class Registration & Tech Check (Bring your laptop, Stanford ID, and SUNet ID)
Come to the Stern Hall Lounge to:
  • Register for your English Class
  • Check that your SUNet ID is functioning
  • Get your wifi set up if you're having issues

Monday July 31, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)
 
Tuesday, August 1
 

7:30am

Breakfast
After breakfast, meet back at the dormitory. Coordinators will escort participants to the classrooms.

Tuesday August 1, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

8:30am

Walk to Class together
Finding your way around campus can be confusing.

Make sure you get to class on time by walking with your new classmates. 

Tuesday August 1, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Stanford (Stern Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Class Registration & Tech Check (Bring your laptop, Stanford ID, and SUNet ID)
Come to the Stern Hall Lounge to:
  • Register for your English Class
  • Check that your SUNet ID is functioning
  • Get your wifi set up if you're having issues

Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

3:00pm

Campus Landmark Tour in Coordinator group
Important places to visit: 
Hoover Tower (landmark)
Meyer Green
Coupa Cafe
Cecil Green Library (printing machine information) 
Lathrop Library
Tressider
Post Office
Book store  
Market at Munger  
Gym
Marguerite Bus Stop
Oval
Main Quad  
Student Union

Tuesday August 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:30pm

Goal Setting & Intro to Orgs/Workshops
Develop SMART goals and decide which organization visits and workshops will help you meet your goals.

Tuesday August 1, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Dinner
Tuesday August 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Tuesday August 1, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 2, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

8:30am

Walk to Class together
Finding your way around campus can be confusing.

Make sure you get to class on time by walking with your new classmates. 

Wednesday August 2, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Stanford (Stern Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
TBA

10:00am

Topic Development
Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA

11:00am

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

Discussion Section 1: Social Stratification
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Social Stratification lecture.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Building 240, Room 101 (Main Quad)

1:30pm

Discussion Section 2: Social Stratification
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Social Stratification lecture.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Building 240, Room 110 (Main Quad)

2:30pm

Discussion Section 3: Social Stratification
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Social Stratification lecture.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building 240, Room 101 (Main Quad)

2:30pm

Discussion Section 4: Social Stratification
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Social Stratification lecture.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building 240, Room 110 (Main Quad)

3:30pm

Discussion Section 5: Social Stratification
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Social Stratification lecture.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building 240, Room 101 (Main Quad)

3:30pm

Discussion Section 6: Social Stratification
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Social Stratification lecture.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building 240, Room 110 (Main Quad)

4:30pm

Campus Scavenger Hunt
Meet your Coordinator Group at Stern Hall to start the Campus Scavenger Hunt!

Work as a team to get the most points for a chance to win a prize!

Link to Stanford Searchable Map: https://campus-map.stanford.edu/#

Wednesday August 2, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

6:00pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 2, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

Study Hours
Wednesday August 2, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)
 
Thursday, August 3
 

7:00am

EARLY Breakfast
Thursday August 3, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

8:00am

ALC 1 Group Photo
Thursday August 3, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
History Corner

9:00am

Effective Communication
Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Quiz

Thursday August 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday August 3, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Coordinator Presentations
Attend presentations by Coordinators and get a preview of what kinds of presentations you might expect to give at the end of the ALC program.


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Building 200, Room 034

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Bree's Coordinator Group Check-in: SF DAY PREP!
Learn what to expect for your SF Day Trip!

Thursday August 3, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

4:00pm

Majd's Coordinator Group Check-in: SF DAY PREP!
Learn what to expect for your SF Day Trip!

Thursday August 3, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

5:00pm

5:00pm

Feliciana's Coordinator Group Check-in: SF DAY PREP!
Learn what to expect for your SF Day Trip!

Thursday August 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

5:00pm

Janet's Coordinator Group Check-in: SF DAY PREP!
Learn what to expect for your SF Day Trip!

Thursday August 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

5:00pm

Paula's Coordinator Group Check-in: SF DAY PREP!
Learn what to expect for your SF Day Trip!

Thursday August 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

5:00pm

Vinh's Coordinator Group Check-in: SF DAY PREP!
Learn what to expect for your SF Day Trip!

Thursday August 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

6:00pm

Dinner
Thursday August 3, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

Study Hours
Thursday August 3, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, August 4
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday August 4, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

9:00am

Effective Communication
Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Friday August 4, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday August 4, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

3:00pm

Volunteer @ the Union Square Cup Street Soccer Tournament
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn more about the tournament and Street Soccer USA: http://www.streetsoccerusa.org/bayareacup/

Friday August 4, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown San Francisco

7:00pm

Trip to Downtown Palo Alto
Explore downtown Palo Alto with your coordinator groups!

Friday August 4, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, August 5
 

7:00am

EARLY Breakfast
Saturday August 5, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

8:00am

Depart for SF (Don't be late!)
Depart for SF Day

Saturday August 5, 2017 8:00am - 8:15am
TBA

9:00am

San Francisco Day
Remember to:
  • Carry your Emergency Contact Card
  • Charge your phone
  • Stay with your Coordinator Group

Saturday August 5, 2017 9:00am - 8:30pm
Downtown San Francisco

8:30pm

Shuttle (Union Square to Stanford)
Saturday August 5, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Downtown San Francisco
 
Sunday, August 6
 

7:30am

Shuttle (Stanford to San Francisco)
If you are Volunteering at the Union Square Cup or Glide Memorial: Meet outside Stern Hall at 8:00AM. Don't be late!

Sunday August 6, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

9:00am

Visit Glide Memorial
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about the work of Glide Memorial and pack lunches for people in the local community. Learn more about Glide Memorial: https://www.glide.org/aboutus

Sunday August 6, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

9:00am

California Avenue Farmers' Market
Walk to 490 California Ave to pick up some fresh produce and mingle with people in the local Palo Alto community!

Sunday August 6, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Palo Alto

9:00am

Volunteer @ the Union Square Cup Street Soccer Tournament
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn more about the tournament and Street Soccer USA: http://www.streetsoccerusa.org/bayareacup/

Sunday August 6, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Downtown San Francisco

12:00pm

Shuttle (San Francisco to Stanford)
Sunday August 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Welcome ALC 2 Group!
Welcome half of the ALC 2 student group to Stern Hall!

Share what you have learned so far about Stanford and San Francisco!

Sunday August 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

5:30pm

Dinner
Sunday August 6, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

11:00pm

Welcome ALC 2 Group!
Welcome half of the ALC 2 student group to Stern Hall!

Share what you have learned so far about Stanford and San Francisco!

Sunday August 6, 2017 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)
 
Monday, August 7
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Monday August 7, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Monday August 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Monday August 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday August 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

4:30pm

Bachata (Latin Dance Lesson) with Amy!
Come learn a Latin Dance called Bachata!

No experience necessary! Dance and have fun with new friends!

Monday August 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Zapata Lounge main room

5:30pm

Dinner
Monday August 7, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Monday August 7, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

7:30pm

An Introduction to Palestine
Come hear from Program Coordinator Majd Quran about her work supporting peace and justice for her people in Palestine. She will share a brief history of the Israeli Palestinian issue and give an introduction to the realities of the Palestinian people, including issues of: land theft, refugees, prisoners, occupation, etc.

Majd Quran is a student leader in the Stanford chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). 

Speakers

Monday August 7, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Twain North Lounge
 
Tuesday, August 8
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday August 8, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Tuesday August 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

5:30pm

Dinner
Tuesday August 8, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Tuesday August 8, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, August 9
 

9:00am

Effective Communication
Wednesday August 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
TBA

10:00am

Topic Development
Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA

11:00am

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

1:30pm

Discussion Section 1: Gender
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Gender lecture.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Building 240, Room 101 (Main Quad)

1:30pm

Discussion Section 2: Gender
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Gender lecture.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Building 240, Room 110 (Main Quad)

2:30pm

Discussion Section 3: Gender
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Gender lecture.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building 240, Room 101 (Main Quad)

2:30pm

Discussion Section 4: Gender
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Gender lecture.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building 240, Room 110 (Main Quad)

3:30pm

Discussion Section 5: Gender
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Gender lecture.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building 240, Room 101 (Main Quad)

3:30pm

Discussion Section 6: Gender
Discuss what you learned in this morning's Gender lecture.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building 240, Room 110 (Main Quad)

4:30pm

Bachata (Latin Dance Lesson) with Amy!
Come learn a Latin Dance called Bachata!

No experience necessary! Dance and have fun with new friends!

Wednesday August 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Zapata Lounge main room

5:30pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 9, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Toastmasters!
Toastmasters is an international organization committed to helping people become better public speakers. Our fabulous Amy Russo has received an invitation from the Stanford Toastmasters group for interested ALC students to join.

If you're interested in joining, meet in the Zapata Courtyard to walk over together!

Wednesday August 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zapata Courtyard

7:00pm

Study Hours
Wednesday August 9, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, August 10
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday August 10, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Thursday August 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday August 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:00pm

Shuttle (Stanford to Golden Gate National Parks)
Meet outside Stern Hall to catch the shuttle to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Thursday August 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

1:00pm

Visit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about the work of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to protect our local environment. Do your part in protecting the native plant life. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!!

Thursday August 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:30pm

Shuttle (Golden Gate National Park to Stanford)
Thursday August 10, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Thursday August 10, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:30pm

7:00pm

 
Friday, August 11
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday August 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Friday August 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Friday August 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday August 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:00pm

d.school Tour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Friday August 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Thomas F. Peterson Engineering Laboratory, Building 550

12:30pm

Shuttle (Stanford to LinkedIn)
Friday August 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

2:00pm

Visit LinkedIn
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Friday August 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Coordinator Group Check-ins
Friday August 11, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:00pm

Shuttle (LinkedIn to Stanford)
Friday August 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Friday August 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:30pm

Dinner
Friday August 11, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Activity Fee Collection
Come to the Zapata Lounge, Conference Room to pay the activity fees in person, or follow the instructions to pay by credit card.

Option 1: Pay by Credit Card
  1. Go to: viaprograms.org/activity-fee-payment-form/
  2. Enter the total amount listed above
  3. Enter your payment information
  4. Click "Submit" at the bottom
Option 2: Pay in Person
  1. Prepare cash or a traveler's check for the total amount above
  2. Bring payment to Zapata Lounge, Friday, August 11, 7-8 PM
  3. You will receive a receipt by email later

Friday August 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zapata Lounge Conference Room

7:00pm

Study Hours
Friday August 11, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

8:00pm

Movie Night
Friday August 11, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Twain East Lounge
 
Saturday, August 12
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Saturday August 12, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

11:00am

VIA ALC Alumni Meet & Greet (Optional)
Meet alumni from the VIA ALC program and see first-hand the lasting friendships that are built through this program.


Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Crothers Courtyard (across the street from Stern Hall)

3:00pm

Great America
Saturday August 12, 2017 3:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner
Saturday August 12, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Saturday August 12, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, August 13
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Sunday August 13, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

California Avenue Farmers' Market (optional)
Walk to 490 California Ave to pick up some fresh produce and mingle with people in the local Palo Alto community!

Sunday August 13, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Palo Alto

12:00pm

Lunch
Sunday August 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

2:15pm

BBQ with Kids with Dreams (optional)
Kids With Dreams (KWD) is an organization of Stanford students dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs.  

What will you do?
Join a Q&A and barbecue with staff and participants to learn more about KWD's work in the local community - and have fun playing outside with kids with special needs!

Date: Sunday, August 13
Time: 2:30-5:00pm
Location: Chuck Taylor Grove, Stanford campus (15 minute walk from Stern)
**Meet at Twain East Lounge at 2:15 to walk over together

Want to go to the Q&A and BBQ? Add your name to the sign-up sheet! (space is limited!!)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVmGfTxGFBQecH2UWjF5_1lExTsjF6tUBqkC41Kn2O4dl90A/viewform


Sunday August 13, 2017 2:15pm - 5:00pm
Twain East Lounge

3:00pm

Dish Hike with Bree! (Optional)
Meet outside Stern Hall to join this beautiful hike. Remember to bring plenty of water!

Sunday August 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zapata Courtyard

5:30pm

Dinner
Sunday August 13, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)
 
Monday, August 14
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Monday August 14, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Monday August 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:00am

Campus Visitors: Design Your Future Program
If you see Japanese visitors from the Design Your Future Program, introduce yourself and share a bit about your experience with ALC! :)

Monday August 14, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Twain East Lounge

10:30am

Topic Development
Monday August 14, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday August 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:00pm

Lunch with ALC Alumni: Tomoya Horita & Sho Muramatsu
Meet in front of the Arrillaga Dining Hall at noon and have lunch with two distinguished alumni:

Tomoya Horita
 (ALC Alum 2012)
Past experience: 
  • Business Development, Intel Japan K.K.
  • Business Designer, SOINN Inc. (machine learning)

Sho Muramatsu (ALC Alum 2006)
Past experience:
  • Graduate of Keio University (economics)
  • Computer Programmer, Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
  • VIA Alumni Committee

Monday August 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:30pm

Uber to Intel
Monday August 14, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

1:30pm

Visit Intel Museum with Bree! (Arrange transportation on your own)
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday August 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

Visit Webster House
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Monday August 14, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Webster House (Palo Alto)

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Monday August 14, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:30pm

Dinner
Monday August 14, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

 
Tuesday, August 15
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday August 15, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Tuesday August 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Tuesday August 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:00pm

Shuttle (Stanford to Autodesk/Kiva)
Tuesday August 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

1:00pm

Visit Kiva Microfunds (**Not for students with dog allergies)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about the work of Kiva Microfunds. Great for students interested in business/finance.

Tuesday August 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Visit Autodesk
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Tuesday August 15, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Shuttle (Union Square to Stanford)
Students who visit Kiva or Autodesk should meet their shuttle at Union Square to return to Stanford.

Tuesday August 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner
Tuesday August 15, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, August 16
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 16, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Wednesday August 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Wednesday August 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Wednesday August 16, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:30pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 16, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:30pm

Talent Show!!!
Come show off your skills and cheer on your friends!

Wednesday August 16, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Building 200, room 002
 
Thursday, August 17
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday August 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Thursday August 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Thursday August 17, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday August 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

1:00pm

Coordinator Group Check-ins
Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner
Thursday August 17, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Thursday August 17, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, August 18
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday August 18, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Friday August 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Campus Visitors: VIA ESI Program
If you see visitors from the VIA Exploring Social Innovation (ESI) Program, introduce yourself and share a bit about your experience with ALC! :)

Friday August 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Friday August 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday August 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

1:00pm

Design Thinking Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Friday August 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Zapata Lounge main room

2:00pm

Shuttle (Stanford to Google)
Friday August 18, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

Visit Google
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Friday August 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Friday August 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:00pm

Shuttle (Google to Stanford)
Friday August 18, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner
Friday August 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

5:30pm

Shuttle (Stanford to San Francisco)
Friday August 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Stern Hall)

7:00pm

SF Giants Baseball Game
Friday August 18, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
AT&T Park, San Francisco

10:30pm

Shuttle (San Francisco to Stanford)
Friday August 18, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, August 19
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Saturday August 19, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday August 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

1:00pm

Shuttle (Stanford to Santa Cruz)
Saturday August 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Twain East Lounge

2:00pm

Visit Santa Cruz Beach
Saturday August 19, 2017 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Santa Cruz, CA

5:30pm

Dinner
Saturday August 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:30pm

Shuttle (Santa Cruz to Stanford)
Saturday August 19, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Sunday, August 20
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Sunday August 20, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

12:00pm

Lunch
Sunday August 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

1:00pm

Study Hours
Sunday August 20, 2017 1:00pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner
Sunday August 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Sunday August 20, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Monday, August 21
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Monday August 21, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Monday August 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Monday August 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday August 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Monday August 21, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:30pm

Dinner
Monday August 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Cross-Cultural Communication Workshop (Optional)
Come learn about Cross-Cultural Communication in an interactive and fun workshop led by Melissa Golden and Amy Russo. This is an optional workshop :) Come if you're interested!

Monday August 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Twain East Lounge

7:00pm

Study Hours
Monday August 21, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, August 22
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday August 22, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Tuesday August 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

9:00am

Campus Visitor: Professor Abe from Hitotsubashi
Hitotsubashi's Director of The Center for Global Education, Professor Abe, will be visiting campus. If you see him around, please introduce yourselves and share about your experience on the program!

Hitosubashi students are encouraged to meet with him in front of Arrillaga at 12:00 and have lunch together!

Tuesday August 22, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Tuesday August 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

1:00pm

Coordinator Group Check-ins
Tuesday August 22, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Dinner
Tuesday August 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Tuesday August 22, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, August 23
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday August 23, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Wednesday August 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Wednesday August 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

2:00pm

Pre-Departure Orientation
We will go over the schedule for our final days on campus. Make sure you know what you need to do before you leave. 

Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zapata Lounge Conference Room

4:30pm

Conversation Circle! (Optional)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come practice English with your friends in an informal setting. Share what you've experienced at organization visits, cultural activities, and your own adventures around town.

Wednesday August 23, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Twain East Courtyard

5:30pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 23, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

7:00pm

Study Hours
Wednesday August 23, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, August 24
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday August 24, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Thursday August 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:30am

Topic Development
Thursday August 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday August 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

5:30pm

Coordinator Group Dinner
Thursday August 24, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

ALC Gala
Thursday August 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, August 25
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday August 25, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:00am

Effective Communication
Friday August 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
TBA

10:00am

Topic Development
Friday August 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
TBA

11:00am

English Class Graduation
Friday August 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Building 260, Room 113

1:00pm

Pack and Clean Rooms
Friday August 25, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

2:00pm

Lunch
Friday August 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Return Room Key & Fob (Friday 9:30PM departures)
Return key and fob to Zapata Lounge and put suitcases in Zapata Conference Room

Friday August 25, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Zapata Lounge main room

5:30pm

Pizza Party
Friday August 25, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zapata Courtyard

9:30pm

9:30PM Shuttle for SFO Airport
Friday August 25, 2017 9:30pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, August 26
 

7:30am

Return Room Key & Fob (9AM departures)
Saturday August 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Zapata Lounge main room

9:00am

9AM Shuttle to SFO Airport
Saturday August 26, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

9:00am

5:00pm

Dinner
Saturday August 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stanford (Arrillaga Dining Hall)

9:30pm

9:30PM Shuttle to SFO Airport
Saturday August 26, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
TBA