“I’ve learned that our roots could be the resource of power.
I’ve learned that even if the roots gives us negative perception, we can change.
I’ve learned that we don’t have to be the slave of our roots.”
I think I’ve made the right decision to go. I hesitated before I booked the airline tickets and packed my luggage, because I had to give up my internship opportunity if I chose to go, and I wasn’t sure how
In 2016, 18 San Francisco Bay Area high school students explored Hong Kong & Guangzhou, China, through the lens of environmental sustainability. To reflect on their experiences, each participant submitted a photo essay. Below is an excerpt from Allan. The
In a few days, two recent VIA Global Community Fellowship alumni – Angela Arunarsirakul (Indonesia 2014-16) and Chennal Breen (Indonesia 2015-16) – will be participating in NusantaRun 4. NR4 is an annual charity run that is now in its fourth
This spring VIA will lead two fantastic study tours in Indonesia and Japan. Traditionally, our study tours have been offered primarily to VIA alumni, friends, and travel companions. However, we are now opening these tours to the wider community of
This summer, our Social Innovation team strengthened the VIA ecosystem by welcoming 5 participants from our Asia Program partners on our 2 Exploring Social Innovation immersions in the Bay Area. Along with 28 participants from across Asia, we welcomed our
This summer, VIA proudly hosted 40 of Asia’s best and brightest medical students at Stanford University on our annual Medical Exchange and Discovery (MED) program. This intensive three-week cultural immersion and professional development experience empowered students to critically examine the
This summer, 10 student-athletes from Stanford and Duke joined a VIA program in Gyalthang, Yunnan, China for a three-week service learning program. The inaugural Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program was designed to send 40 students to communities across the globe