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Posted on March 22, 2017 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

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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

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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