Thirty-five miles south of San Francisco I took a break from vacation to visit Stanford University – California’s flagship private university.
The campus was unlike any campus I had ever seen. The mission-style buildings with their red-tiled roofs are attractively situated on this huge (over 8,000 acre) campus.
Stanford has the resources to put those ideas into motion – example, they have set aside $4 million for student research projects.
Innovation, change and development are pervasive at Stanford. The fact that Stanford has been an incubator for Google, Yahoo, Netflix, is no surprise.
Students with multiple passions are able to pursue more courses because of the quarter system.
The rapid 10-week cycle is touted as an opportunity for students to explore more different types of courses over the four years. This is great for some, difficult for others.