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Posted on November 10, 2016 by Melissa Golden
MED 2016 Participants

Explorations in Health Care with MED

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

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Duke and Stanford Students in China

Student Athletes Learn and Lead in China

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

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Sunhiyah with students

Generations of Impact in Indonesia

Last January, Senior Asia Programs Director Patrick Arnold traveled to Indonesia to interview high school students and mentors for the third cycle of the Indonesia-US Youth Leadership Program. While interviewing a group of students in Madura he met Achoe Sunhiyah

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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 September 29, 2016 by Melissa Golden
Alex Cromwell

PhD Candidates Apply Expertise to VIA Summer Programs

This summer, several of VIA’s summer programs in Asia were led by PhD students. Check out some interviews and profiles of our staff scholars. Alex Cromwell, Co-Director for the Indonesia-US Youth Leadership Program What was your summer role with VIA?

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Melissa Golden
GLE Thailand Participants at GLab

Director Interview on Global Leadership Thailand Pilot

Melissa Golden (Program Operations Director) recently interviewed Christy Inhulsen (Leadership Programs Director) about this summer’s new GLE Thailand program. Melissa Golden: This summer you piloted a new program model – Global Leadership & Engagement in Thailand. As part of our 

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,

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Kazutoh Ishida
Medical Programs Final Dinner

Hello from the new executive director

I am very happy to announce that I will begin my new role as executive director at VIA from July 1, 2016. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cliff Chan, my predecessor for all he has