Category Archives: VIA's Exploring Social Innovation Program

Meet the 2016 ESI/DSI Coordinators from Japan!

This week, four university students from Japan officially joined our social innovation programs team. We had a chance to catch up with them and ask them to share a little about themselves. Spring 2016 Exploring Social Innovation (ESI) Program Coordinators … Continue reading

Yeji & Apiwan

A “Digital Nomad” exploring co-working spaces & connecting with VIA alumni around the world!

by Yeji Cheon, VIA 2007 AUSL participant and August 2015 ESI Community Coordinator for Community Engagement I joined VIA’s AUSL (Asia-US Service Learning) program in the summer of 2007, right after I entered university. It was indeed a life-changing month … Continue reading

Education ✖ Innovation at Sophia University

By Hirona Hono, Program Director and Japan Outreach Liaison On May 19th, 2015 VIA’s Senior Stanford Program Director, Kazutoh Ishida, was invited as a facilitator for the “Education x Innovation Seminar” at Sophia University. During the event, experts and educators … Continue reading

VIA Kicks-off 50th Anniversary Celebration in Tokyo: Inspires “Yes, And! Mindset” at Jan 19 Social Innovation Forum

On January 19, VIA kicked off its 50th year at Keio University in Tokyo with a spectacular array of practitioners and scholars, who led  a full day of presentations and workshops on education and community engagement available to a broad … Continue reading

VIA Japan Alumni Support Stanford Student Running to Fight Poverty

Last year, Stanford junior Travis Kiefer ran marathons across every continent, starting in Europe and ending in Antarctica. Travis’ cross-continental marathon run was part of an effort to fight poverty and inspire social entrepreneurship.  Last November, he traveled to Osaka … Continue reading