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The LSP Summer Experience

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Program dates for 2024 to be announced. 

During the summer experience, LSP students participate in courses, workshops, and community building activities to support the academic and social transition to Stanford.  This year, LSP is excited to offer one on-campus, residential summer program. There will not be a virtual alternative in 2024 - all scholars who participate will be required to come to campus for the duration of the program.

About LSP

ProgramLSP Residential
DatesAugust 5th - September 2nd 2023 (2024 dates to be announced)
Program Size80 students
Classes OfferedAll students will take two courses:
1) a research project course and 2) a writing, math problem-solving, or chem problem-solving course.
Academic Learning Objectives
  • Gain experience with analytical writing and problem solving techniques in preparation for fall quarter.
  • Interact with faculty who teach first-year introductory courses in hands-on, small group-oriented settings.
  • Develop small research projects with faculty mentors.
  • Attend academic skills workshops developed exclusively for Leland Scholars intended to familiarize students with campus resources.
Social Learning Objectives
  • Learn from the experiences well-established upperclass students.
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue around various themes.
  • Develop a true sense of belonging with your cohort.
  • Participate in field trips, study halls, talent shows and more throughout the program.
Typical LSP Day/Week

Sample Daily Schedule:

  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    Breakfast/Free Time
  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Writing, Chemistry or PWR course
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Research Project
  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Academic Resources or Campus Partner Visits
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner/Free Time
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Study Hall
Weekly Time Commitment35-40 hours per week
Number of Units