Volunteers in Asia Programs @ Stanford

Volunteers in Asia (VIA) is an independent organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through various services and programs promoting cross-cultural education. Each program convenes 25-30 university students and young professionals from across Asia in the summer to experience and exchange perspectives on social issues and innovation, to learn and share their perspectives on pressing global challenges, and to engage in team projects with local partners in Asia and the Bay Area. During the program, participants will learn by joining experiential workshops and hearing from experts, visiting organizations, and discovering new perspectives and sharing insights through discussions and reflective activities.
Through the Global Leadership and Engagement (GLE) program, participants visited innovative organizations tackling complex social issues, joined exciting workshops to develop leadership skills and designed their own projects to lead in their community. Exploring Social Innovation (ESI), which is another immersive program based on the Exchange for Social Entrepreneurs & Leaders (XSEL) program, offered a creative hands-on learning experience focusing on transforming challenges into opportunities.  Through ESI, participants were able to explore innovation in the U.S. social sector, build meaningful connections with a growing network of innovators in Asia, and learn how to reach their potential as future change makers.

Date Project
Status
Jul / Aug 2017 Exploring Social Innovation (ESI) Program Recruiting
Jul 2017 Global Leadership and Engagement (GLE) Program Recruiting
Aug 2016 Global Leadership and Engagement (GLE) Program: Silicon Valley 2016 Completed
July / Aug 2016 Exploring Social Innovation (ESI) Program @ Stanford 2016 Completed
Jun - Aug 2015 Global Leadership and Engagement (GLE) Program: Silicon Valley 2015 Completed
July - Aug 2015 Exploring Social Innovation (ESI) Program @ Stanford 2015 Completed
Aug 2014 Exchange for Social Entrepreneurs and Leaders (XSEL) Program 2014 Completed
Aug 2013 Exchange for Social Entrepreneurs and Leaders (XSEL) Program 2013 Completed
Aug 2012 Exchange for Social Entrepreneurs and Leaders (XSEL) Program 2012 Completed
Aug 2011 Asia-US Service-Learning Program @ Stanford 2011 Completed
Aug 2010 Asia-US Service-Learning Program @ Stanford 2010 Completed