Share a Life-Changing Summer!

Inspire the next generation of ALC participants!

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Challenge, Encourage, Inspire!

The American Language & Culture summer 2017 application deadline is coming up soon:


  • May 8 - Hitotsubashi University
  • May 11 - Waseda University (priority deadline)
  • May 14 - All other universities in Japan, mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong
  • May 20 - Waseda University (final deadline)


Help us connect with students who want to improve their academic English, explore the unique, innovative culture of Silicon Vally, and experience life as a university student in the US.

Share on social media

Encourage others by sharing your favorite picture from your program experience, and include a short post.


For example:

My @viaprograms experience helped me gain confidence in using English. I also made friends with other students from Asia and the US, learned a lot about their cultures, and about myself. Applications for this summer's ALC program (viaprograms.org/alc) are due May 14. Don't miss your chance to have a life-changing summer in Silicon Valley at Stanford!

Send us your expert recommendation

As an alum of VIA's programs, your opinion is invaluable when it comes to recommending new participants. You know the type of person who would benefit the most, and contribute the most, by joining our programs. Tell us who you think we should reach out to. If the person you recommend joins the program, we'll send you a surprise "thank you" gift!


VIA Referral Form

Join us again this summer!

Challenge yourself! We always welcome alumni who want to return to continue building their skills, while also mentoring new participants. If you join another program, you will receive a $100 alumni discount on the program fee. Start your application here.