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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 August 6, 2018 by Melissa Golden

VIA Holds First Ever Alumni Leadership Summit!

In June, VIA held its first Alumni Leadership Summit as part of a new initiative in building a sustainable, engaged, and interconnected alumni community. Alumni spanning 8 years of VIA experiences and 8 different programs gathered in Chiang Mai for

Posted on by Melissa Golden

Director Interview: Sam White

This summer, 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. Introducing Sam White 1) Could you tell us a little about

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 May 9, 2018 by Melissa Golden

Director Interview: Yi Zhang

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. First up is Social Innovation Programs Director

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Alison Tominaga

Contraceptive Diplomacy: Interview with Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

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 her PhD research. 

Posted on March 10, 2018 by Melissa Golden

Resilience, Creativity, and Community in Tohoku

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