Summer Leadership Opportunity!

Connect and grow with amazing Asian students!

American Language and Culture (ALC) Program Coordinator Position

The American Language & Culture (ALC) Program has been hosted on the Stanford University campus for over 40 years. This program brings together university students from across Asia for an intensive 4-week English course and an immersive introduction to American culture through the lens of innovation and social impact in Silicon Valley.

Program Dates:

July 24th - September 2nd, 2017

Coordinator Role

Every summer, we invite 10-12 Stanford students to join the program as peer mentors and cultural guides for the ALC participants. The ALC Student Coordinators play a critical role in supporting participants through peer mentorship, community-building, and fostering cross-cultural understanding.

As a coordinator you will experience an enriching summer full of adventure where you can:

  • deepen cross-cultural communication skills
  • develop leadership skills
  • create life-long friendships


Program expenses (including dormitory housing, dining hall meals, and up to $80 in activity costs) are covered for coordinators during the program.

After the program, you have two options:

  1. Receive $1200 to travel to Asia to reunite with your new friends, or
  2. Join a 10-day, VIA-funded travel study program to Japan to learn how communities and social entrepreneurs are creatively addressing challenges in Japanese society, like disaster recovery and depopulation.

How to Apply

Read the complete job description and start your application here:

Deadline: March 27, interviews April 3-7

About VIA

Formerly Volunteers in Asia, VIA is an independent non-profit U.S.-Asia educational exchange organization based in San Francisco. Founded in 1963 at Stanford University, VIA’s mission is to provide innovative experiential learning programs in Asia and the United States that promote cross-cultural understanding, build partnerships, and offer transformative experiences for our participants and the communities they serve.