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Posted on April 26, 2017 by Melissa Golden

Meet the Summer 2017 Social Innovation Team!

This summer we have an amazing team of social innovation coordinators. Learn more about these energetic innovators who are excited to inspire the next generation of changemakers in the US and Asia!  

Cicy (Shengnan) Zhang Social Innovation Education Fellow

Posted on by Yuyan (Emma) Jiang

Personal Reflection on My Days with GLE

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

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Melissa Golden

Cross-Cultural Karaoke

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

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Melissa Golden

Two VIA Alumni Participate in NusantaRun 4

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

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Melissa Golden
Alumni Tour 2017

2017 Spring Study Tours

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

Posted on by Melissa Golden

VIA’s Social Innovation Community Continues to Grow

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