This spring we are looking forward to having an amazing team of coordinators for the February Exploring Social Innovation (ESI) Program and March Design-Thinking for Social Innovation (DSI) Program. Learn more about these energetic innovators who are excited to
2005 Bali Summer Immersion alumna Laura Shirreff shares her reflections on a global journey exploring the intersection of sustainability, design, and culture.
How did you become interested in this particular VIA program and the topic of Fair Trade?
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
By Dave Austin, VIA Community Engagement Coordinator
As VIA celebrates its 55th Anniversary in 2018, I also celebrate my one-year anniversary with the organization. My time here began on September 11th, a day most Americans pause to reflect with heavy
By Mu Jay Tai (Justine), ALC 2018 Participant
I was first motivated to join the ALC Program after seeing the drastic change in my classmate who was a participant in 2017. He used to be someone without a goal in
By Cristina Ammon, ALC 2018 Coordinator & DSI 2018 Participant
Nestled in a corner of the Twain East lounge at Stanford University, my attention diverts away from my laptop screen to the scene before me. I can’t help it. In
In June, VIA held its first Alumni Leadership Summit as part of a new initiative in building a sustainable, engaged, and interconnected alumni community. Alumni spanning 8 years of VIA experiences and 8 different programs gathered in Chiang Mai for
This summer, 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.
Introducing Sam White
1) Could you tell us a little about