By Dana Zhao, ALC 2018 Coordinator & Rikuzen Takata Project Participant
Last month in August, I served as a coordinator for VIA’s American Language and Culture program at Stanford University; it was during this time that I was first exposed
As we prepare for upcoming programs, we’re sitting down with all our program directors to have them share a little more about themselves, their passions, and what they’re looking forward to this summer.
First up is Social Innovation Programs Director
This summer we are looking forward to having an amazing team of social innovation coordinators for the July and August Exploring Social Innovation programs. Learn more about these energetic innovators who are excited to inspire the next generation of changemakers
Since 2015, VIA has collaborated with Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service and Rikkyo University to bring US and Japanese university students to Rikuzentakata. This community is located in the Tohoku region of Japan, and was devastated by the
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!
“I’ve learned that our roots could be the resource of power.
I’ve learned that even if the roots gives us negative perception, we can change.
I’ve learned that we don’t have to be the slave of our roots.”
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