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
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
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
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?
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
During the second week of the ALC program, students visited companies in Silicon Valley, and participated in some volunteer work in local communities.
So far, students have visited Udemy, Google, and Blippar. All visits were great because students were able