Tagged: volunteer

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Alison Tominaga

Contraceptive Diplomacy: Interview with Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, PhD Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci, PhD, joined VIA’s American Culture & Society program at Stanford University in 2001. Her interest in cross-cultural learning and the US led her to return for a graduate degree and ultimately influenced the evolution of

Posted on March 10, 2018 by Melissa Golden

Resilience, Creativity, and Community in Tohoku

Since 2015, VIA has collaborated with Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service and Rikkyo University to bring US and Japanese university students to Rikuzentakata. This community is located in the Tohoku region of Japan, and was devastated by the

Posted on February 7, 2018 by Erik Hammarlund, VIA Indonesia Fellow

SUNY Students Explore Art & Social Movements in Indonesia

Erik Hammarlund, current VIA fellow posted in Jogjakarta, shares his experience assisting with the Art & Social Movements Program. ​Last week, I had the opportunity to join up with one of VIA Indonesia’s January programs, the “Art and Social Movements”

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Melissa Golden

Participating in Global Leadership Virtually

One of this summer’s GLE participants, David, was unable to travel to attend the program in person in Thailand, but he didn’t let that stop him. Below is David’s reflection about what it was like to join the program virtually.

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Rintaro Yamada

Understanding Challenges of the LGBTQ+ Community

We learned clinical English, patient privacy, USMLE, design thinking, and so on. Especially, LGBTQ+ health issues thinking left a strong impression on me. In the first LGBTQ+ class, our lecturer told us that he had two mothers. I was surprised