Social Innovation & Design-Thinking

VIA believes in the transformative power of innovation to turn our most challenging social issues into opportunities for creating a brighter future. Through short cross-cultural and immersion trips, participants can experience the possibility of a better world by visiting social enterprises, learning the skills to create their own innovations for social good and creating a strong network of international changemakers.


Exploring Social Innovation

Program Dates: Spring: February 8-18, 2023 | Summer: August 6-16, 2023
Open to: Students & starting professionals from Asia & the US (must be 18 or older)
Location: Silicon Valley, with visits to San Francisco & Stanford University
Application Deadline: Round 2 / Kyoto / Kyushu Sangyo: Dec. 4 | Round 3: Dec 18