Absolutely! A quarter abroad in a different cultural context allows you to enrich your academic interests, expand your network, and generate new ideas. The STS major constitutes roughly 80-90 of your 180 required graduation units, which allows you the time, if you plan ahead, to take a quarter to travel abroad. To find out if there are pre-approved courses overseas that will count towards your major, check the Bing Overseas Program website and then cross-reference any BOSP courses you plan to take with the STS course lists in your chosen thematic concentration area. Even if you are unable to take coursework towards your major, you will still be making progress towards your total Stanford units.