"The value of getting back into an educational environment with intergenerational experiences is transformative." - Carol Schrader, DCI 2019

The DCI for me, has been without a doubt, the best year of my life. It’s just a magical, stolen season.” - Frances Edmonds, DCI 2018

"Stanford is an intellectual Disneyland!" - Terry Eakin, DCI 2018/19

The Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) inspires accomplished individuals to thrive in their next chapter by providing opportunities to learn, explore, reflect, and contribute through engagement within Stanford’s diverse academic community.


Academic discovery and immersion through access to courses and programs across Stanford’s seven schools.

Curated programming and resources to support physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

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Exploration of opportunities for meaningful future endeavors.

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Holistic exploration of individual meaning and purpose in later life.


Mutually beneficial opportunities for intergenerational collaboration, learning, and mentoring.

Ongoing learning and engagement with a vibrant alumni network.

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