Be a Global Changemaker!

San Francisco & Silicon Valley - Scholarships available!

Spring 2017 Applications Open!

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Global Leadership & Engagement (GLE)

*February 8 - 18, 2017

Open to: University students & professionals from Asia

Become an excellent leader and make a positive impact in the world: join us in Silicon Valley to speak with experts at game-changing organizations, learn how technology is improving lives and gain the knowledge to improve your leadership abilities!

* Please note date change from Jan 25 - Feb 6 to Feb 8 - 18.

Exploring Social Innovation (ESI)

Program Dates: February 8 - 18, 2017

Open to: University students & professionals from Asia

Want to be energized and prepared to tackle the world's challenges? Learn to turn problems into opportunities, generate innovative ideas and create great collaborations beyond borders!

Come on ESI to immerse in Silicon Valley's social innovation scene through dynamic workshops in San Francisco and Stanford, inspiring company visits, and joining a life-long global community!

Design-Thinking for Social Innovation (DSI)

Dates: March 22 - 31, 2017

Open to: Japanese university students

Students from Stanford and Japanese universities will dive deep into the process of creating innovative solutions and experience working together across cultures. In teams, participants will apply design-thinking to a real-world project with an education-focused partner organization.

If you want to see what it’s really like to work intensively a US-Japan team and how to use the design-thinking process in real life, this is the program for you!

See program websites for details about scholarship and application process

First Round Deadline: November 20, 2016

Final Round Deadline: December 7, 2016

About Us

VIA provides 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.