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    Top Japanese medical students connect with their Bay Area peers to compare health care systems during the Exploring Health Care Program.

    Explore health care from diverse viewpoints
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    VIA volunteers work with local nonprofit organizations in communities seldom accessed by outsiders.

    Join a local nonprofit
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    Students from Japan and from the Bay Area explore social entrepreneurship during the Exploring Social Innovation Program.

    Impact your community through cross-cultural exchange
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    Teachers are deeply revered and students are enthusiastic learners in the schools where we work.

    Make learning come alive
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    VIA prioritizes partnerships that improve access to educational resources.

    Inspire and make a difference


Spring Newsletter: Updates from Asia and Stanford programs

Meet the new Service Fellows, get updates from the field and learn about our new leadership program for Asian students in the Spring VIAlogue. Catch up on programs past and present in the 50th Anniversary Biennial Report.


Summer Giving Challenge!

Help us meet our fundraising goal with this special challenge grant for new, returning and recurring donors. VIA gets an extra $50 for every qualifying gift made by June 30 - learn more here!

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Alumni Trip 2014: Come to Burma with us!

VIA is planning its fifth Alumni Trip to Burma for Oct. 2-18, 2014. See the sights and meet inspiring local changemakers on a special, behind-the-scenes tour of this vibrant and fascinating country. Open to all VIA alumni and friends!

VIA's Mission

VIA provides innovative experiential learning programs in Asia and the United States that promote cross-cultural understanding, build partnerships, and offer transformative experiences for our participants and the communities they serve.


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