Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp - Student Life

Student Life

HISPBC students live on campus, in close proximity to the Hoover Institution, where they attend classes.

Overnight accommodations will be provided in a dormitory-style residence, on campus, starting the night of Sunday, August 16, 2020 until the morning of Saturday, August 22, 2020.  Sleeping rooms are single occupancy. Stanford dining can accommodate a broad range of dietary preferences and restrictions and is based off of fresh, sustainable, and culturally diverse cuisine.

Participants not only have the opportunity to study at Stanford University but to live and learn in the heart of Silicon Valley. While program sessions take up a majority of the time, the HISPBC experience extends well beyond academics.

Our Campus and the Bay Area

Nestled within the Stanford University campus, the Hoover Institution is a public policy research center promoting the principles of individual, economic, and political freedom.

With a focus on innovation, and average temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit in August, Northern California is considered one of the most dynamic and beautiful places to live.

Home to beauty, culture, and unique experiences, the San Francisco Bay Area is the ideal setting for a transformative experience.

In addition to HISPBC events, participants are welcome to explore the Bay Area on their own before or after the program, including popular locations such as Downtown Palo Alto, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, AT&T Park, Half Moon Bay, and Santa Cruz.

Some helpful links are available below:





Academic Program

hispbcadmin [at] stanford.edu (subject: Summer%20Policy%20Boot%20Camp%202017) (Contact)


  • January 22, 2020 (deadline for early bird applications – no fee)
  • March 16, 2020 (deadline for all applications)
  • April 15, 2020 (applicant notification of acceptance)
  • April 29, 2020  (commitment and housing deadline)