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American Language & Culture

Posted on September 9, 2018 by Alison Tominaga

Reflections from an ALC Participant

By Mu Jay Tai (Justine), ALC 2018 Participant I was first motivated to join the ALC Program after seeing the drastic change in my classmate who was a participant in 2017. He used to be someone without a goal in

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Cristina Ammon

Reflections from an ALC Coordinator

By Cristina Ammon, ALC 2018 Coordinator & DSI 2018 Participant Nestled in a corner of the Twain East lounge at Stanford University, my attention diverts away from my laptop screen to the scene before me. I can’t help it. In

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Melissa Golden

Director Interview: Yuki Ueda

As we prepare for upcoming programs, we’re sitting down with all our program directors to have them share a little more about themselves, their passions, and what they’re looking forward to this summer. In this post we introduce Language &

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Melissa Golden
ALC in 1977 and 2016

ALC Celebrates 40 Years

This year we celebrate 40 years of the American Language & Culture (ALC) program! The genesis of this program took place in 1977, when two Japanese universities approached VIA to create a program that could immerse their students in the

Posted on August 13, 2016 by Joanne Nguyen, ALC 2016 Coordinator
ALC 2016 at Glide Memorial

American Language & Culture 2016 Kicks Off at Stanford!

ALC kicked off its 40th(!) program at the beginning of August. Participants from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand are studying English and immersing themselves in the unique flavor of American culture in Silicon Valley,