Stanford Undergraduate Fellows Program
What is it?
The Zephyr Institute’s Stanford Undergraduate Fellows Program is a seminar series for Stanford undergraduates that address a range of themes in the humanities, including literature, history, philosophy, and politics. The Fellowship provides intellectually curious and highly motivated students with a chance to pursue their passion for examining life’s big questions beyond the ordinary structure of the university classroom.
Throughout the year, undergraduate fellows participate in several rigorous instructor-led seminars and 1 day-long intellectual retreat. They work through texts and ideas that provoke them to enrich their studies, pursue truth, and lead better lives. The Undergraduate Fellows Program also fosters lifelong habits of learning, providing fellows with opportunities to continue their intellectual pursuits even after they graduate. Upon completing the program, undergraduate fellows join the wider Zephyr intellectual community. They are invited to participate in special lectures, conferences, and masterclasses.
Admission is competitive and considered at the start of the fall quarter. Seminars include dinner, and run between one and two hours. The intellectual retreats are scheduled on Saturdays. Readings for each seminar (generally a short essay or excerpt taken from a longer work), range from ten to thirty pages. For the intellectual retreats, the readings are roughly one hundred pages. The total time commitment students give over to the fellowship is between eight to twelve hours per term.
- Sat, Oct 22Stanford University
- Multiple DatesWed, May 11Zephyr Institute
- Multiple DatesWed, Jan 19Town & Country, Unit #109
- Multiple DatesWed, Nov 10Zephyr Institute
- Tue, Jun 29Zoom
- Tue, Nov 24Zoom
- Thu, Oct 24Stanford University