Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Application 2018-19

This is the application for students who wish to participate as delegates in the 2018-2019 Stanford U.S-Russia Forum program.

Please note that your responses on this application will not be saved if you leave the page before submitting. It is useful to draft your responses to the essay questions offline and paste them into the application when you are ready to submit. Longer responses are expected for these essay questions.
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The deadline is on June 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT. We encourage you to submit your application early as we will be admitting applicants on a rolling basis.

In order for your application to be considered complete, you must upload your resume (labeled Lastname_Firstname_Resume) to If you proceed to the second round of the application process, it will be optional to submit a transcript of classes taken and grades received, as well as unofficial copies of your standardized test scores. Submission of a letter of recommendation from a professor or work/internship supervisor is also optional. Any letters should be emailed directly to with the subject line Lastname_Firstname_Reference. References are due by June 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any university in the United States or Russia. For Americans, prior exposure to Russian culture or study of the Russian language is NOT a prerequisite. However, proficiency in the English language is mandatory for all. Other than that, SURF does not have any prerequisites for the program and recruits from all fields of study. If you are applying as a young professional or from a university outside of the United States or Russia, please contact us at to confirm your eligibility.

Please click submit only once. You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email at the email address you provide on this form. If you need to make adjustments to any of your answers, please email

There are three rounds in the application process. Together, this completed form and your resume make up the first round. The second round is an essay response on the topics you are interested in researching. The third round is a 20-minute Skype or in-person interview. After submitting the first round application, only candidates who receive invitations will advance to the second and third rounds.

If you have questions about the application process, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of our website ( If your question is not answered there, please do not hesitate to reach out to the leadership team at or via the contact page on our website.

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