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Our goal is to provide all Stanford students with multiple channels to explore and understand the American West.

The Bill Lane Center offers a rich assortment of opportunities for students who want to learn more about the American West. The West of the future will need knowledgeble and enthusiastic leaders who can help shape a region with particular and varying needs. From summer internships to an immersive Sophomore College trip and from research assistantships to on-campus courses and programming, the Center allows students to complement their academic studies with an education on the American West.