Adam Rubin serves as the Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Education Abroad at the University at Buffalo. Adam has developed and managed international education programs in over 40 countries on six continents and lived and worked in Japan for 10 years. He is passionate about helping connect people across cultures and collaborating on programs and projects that support global understanding and exchange. Adam holds an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Whitman College. As a program host for VIA at Stanford, Adam enjoyed helping English teachers from Asia to improve their English skills and learn firsthand about American culture.