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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

Myanmar Tour

Applications Open for 2016 Myanmar Alumni Tour

VIA’s sixth study tour to Myanmar departs February 5, 2016, for a bigger, better and more intense visit to Burma than you’ll find anywhere else. The tour will be led by former VIA executive director Tim Clark and his wife Mia. The application deadline is December 15, 2015 - only 20 spots available. Click to learn more and apply.

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Stanford Student Shares Internship Experience in Jogja

As part of a pilot for Stanford’s new Cardinal Service initiative, VIA designed a summer of service-focused internships for seven students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Stanford students studied Bahasa Indonesia and were paired with an Indonesian student at their internships. Check out this video from graduating senior, An Luong and his partner, who spent their summer researching microfinance projects for women’s groups at a community architect NGO.

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New Opportunity to Join the VIA Team!

VIA is seeking a dynamic Development Director who will play a leadership role in VIA’s ambitious plans for the future. We are looking for someone who strongly identifies with VIA’s mission of cross-cultural exchange, service and leadership development, and with VIA’s goal to expand accessibility of VIA programs. Click to see job description.

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VIA Alumni Share Life Transformation in New Book

Skip and Gabi Yetter (VIA 2010-2012, Phnom Penh, Cambodia), recently published their book, Just Go! Leave the Treadmill for a World of Adventure, detailing their process of leaving the US and the role VIA played in their transformation into habitual nomads. The book also provides insight about other people who have opted for life outside of the US. Read more on our blog!

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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