VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia) is an international,private, non-profit, organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia. Since 1963, our volunteer programs have operated with the understanding that immersion into a community for an extended period of time leads to a deeper exchange and a chance for meaningful dialogue. We currently offer summer and long-term programs in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Our long-term programs are open to college graduates of all ages who are U.S. citizens or residents, while our summer programs are open to high school and university students.
VIA also offers a wide range of short-term,international study programs which bring Asian college students to Stanford University and the Bay Area to learn about social innovation, U.S. healthcare, leadership, and U.S. culture. VIA is supported by a combination of individual contributions, corporate and foundation grants, and income from programs. Contributions are tax-deductible.
If you are interested in any of our programs, please feel free to drop by the office in San Francisco. Call for directions or to speak with any of the staff.