Student Athletes Learn and Lead in China

Duke and Stanford Students in China

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 for an immersive summer experience. The VIA students spent two weeks at the China Exploration & Research Society, learning about the unique history, culture, and biodiversity of the region while organizing sports and education camps for local children. During their third week they spent time at an organic farm which provides sustainable produce for restaurants and employment and training opportunities for area residents.

Read more reflections from our summer 2016 programs in the VIAlogue!