Posted on November 25, 2019 by Hinda Majri

VIA’s Impact in the Philippines

Although VIA stopped sending volunteers to the Philippines decades ago, several recent programs have forged new connections.  Sergius Santos, a native of the Philippines, who also studied in Japan, joined the March 2018 Design-Thinking for Social Innovation (DSI) program in

Posted on by Melissa Golden

VIA Alumni Entrepreneurs

Our alumni often apply their VIA experience to start new endeavors to address social issues. A few of our alumni entrepreneurs are highlighted here.

Yuta Tonegawa | American Language & Culture 2006 Yuta is the Founder and CEO of a

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Get Charged. Get Going

Enya Hu is the chief operating officer (COO) of Zendure USA Inc and one of VIA Programs’ guest speakers. Zendure is a premium charging brand established in Palo Alto. Before she joined Zendure as its COO, Enya was the COO

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Yu, ALC 2019 Participant

Voices of Respect and Acceptance

I’m a participant from Japan. Before arriving, I worried about that I can get along with people in America. In this program, I researched about the bias toward LGBTQ because San Francisco is one of the areas which has LGBT

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Melissa Golden

50 Young Leaders Attend Media Literacy Workshop in Yangon


Dk Amal Azhanie Haziqah Pg Hj Abd Kadir Amal Kadir is a media and communication student, writer by profession, and a media literacy and education advocate in her free time. A big believer of education outside of class, she

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Mami Shimokawa

[Humans of VIA] Kazutoh Ishida, PhD

“I love the work I do at VIA and think it’s one of the best jobs in the world!” – Kazutoh Ishida, PhD, Executive Director   Humans of VIA is a series of interviews of people who make the VIA