VIA Asia Short-Term Programs Application

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Thank you for your interest in VIA! For over 50 years we have been helping people like you learn and work in communities in Asia.

Before applying to a VIA program, or designing your own custom program, we encourage you to carefully examine the fit between VIA’s approach and your own. We also encourage you to talk to VIA staff and alumni about our programs.  

This application has three sections:
  1. Personal Information
  2. Short Answer Responses
  3. Document Uploads

How to Save Your Progress

After starting your application, you will be able to save your progress and complete it at a later date
  • After clicking "Next" below, a bar will appear at the top of the screen:
  • Click on it and enter your email address.
  • You will receive an email* with a unique link to return to your application.
  • Anytime you wish to return to your application, use the link.
✻ If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, check your spam folder. The email sender is Melissa Golden (, the subject is [Reminder] Don't forget to complete your VIA application.

If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties while completing this application, please contact our Operations Director, Melissa Golden ( for assistance.