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Living on Purpose Stanford Summer Session
Explore the art and science of purpose-finding as it relates to living a more flourishing life at Stanford and beyond. Investigate the contemplative, psychological, social, and communal factors that deepen meaning-making, support authenticity, and encourage living more purposefully. Drawing from disciplines as diverse as art, storytelling, design, and positive psychology, create and utilize tools that promote well-being. The highly interactive course employs creative expression, group and individual activities, discussions, lectures, and mini-field trips to reflect on fundamental human questions in pragmatic ways.
Class Number: 24081
Course Cost: $2466.00
Population: High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
Interest Area: Personal Development
Course Format & Length: In-Person, 8 weeks
Instructors: Katia Sol
Dates: June 24, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Schedule: TTh 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Events and Engagement
Hosted through the Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC), we offer a variety of educational workshops to complement your academic pursuits. Presenters varying from Stanford affiliates, community partners, and graduate tutors will cover a wide range of topics from academic skills to career exploration. Past workshops included college preparedness, software exploration, and building your professional network.
Explore the intellectual ecosystem of the Stanford campus. Tour museums like the Cantor Arts Center, visit unique campus spaces like the d.school, Frost Amphitheater, and O’Donohue Family Farm, and get to know the unique community of companies and innovators that gather at Stanford Research Park.
These small gatherings give you an opportunity to connect with Stanford faculty, fellows, and alumni to hear about their work or research, as well as the road that brought them there. Ask questions and continue your intellectual exploration—whether you're taking a course on the topic this summer or just curious.
How It Works
- Apply to attend our 8-week program.
- Receive and accept your admission.
- Register for courses when enrollment opens in April.
- Attend as a Residential or Commuter student.