Volunteer in Asia (VIA) offers an exciting opportunity to travel to Asia and join local communities in the spirit of cross-cultural exchange and understanding. VIA is a private, non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through service and education. A Service Fellowship with VIA will shape your career and create lasting impact in the lives of others, leading to lifetime connections in Asia.
Past Puget Sound graduates have chosen VIA because of the unique partnerships Service Fellows have access to. VIA partners with NGOs and schools located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Service Fellows work in a variety of sectors including education, women’s rights and anti-trafficking, the environment, community development, and other areas meeting local needs. VIA Service Fellows help build local capacity in English or offer resource training to local NGO organizations, while also learning about the local culture and building new friendships.