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

Exploring Social Innovation

Program Dates: February 6-16, 2020
Open to: University students (18 and older) & starting professionals
Location: San Francisco & Silicon Valley, California
Application Deadline: Mid-October - Early December (check logistics section for deadlines by university)

Social Innovation Educator Exchange

Program Dates: February 10-15, 2020
Open to: Educators with a focus on social innovation
Location: San Francisco & Silicon Valley
Application Deadline: Priority: December 1, 2019 | Final: December 15, 2019