How did you first become involved with VIA?
I became aware of VIA when Dwight Clark visited Grove House during my sophomore year. I was interested in international issues because of my past (born in Prague, Czech mother,
Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, PhD
Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, PhD, joined VIA’s American Culture & Society program at Stanford University in 2001. Her interest in cross-cultural learning and the US led her to return for a graduate degree and ultimately influenced the evolution of
Since 2015, VIA has collaborated with Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service and Rikkyo University to bring US and Japanese university students to Rikuzentakata. This community is located in the Tohoku region of Japan, and was devastated by the