Alumni Tour to Myanmar (Burma): A VIA civil society and development tourThe June 15-29 "Discover Burma" Tour was so popular that we've added a second one this year. If you missed the first trip, you can still join the November 9-23 trip! Alumni and friends of VIA are welcome! Please see below for more details:
Experiencing Southeast Asia’s “no-longer-hidden” country
Dates: November 9 to November 23, 2013
Cost: The cost of the trip is $2,900, not including airfare and a $1,000 donation to VIA.
Leadership: The program will be led by Tim Clark (Indo '72), who has been involved with several previous Burma trips. VIA founder Dwight Clark will be joining the group at Inle Lake.
Despite its attractions, this nation is understood and visited by very few people. Traditionally called Burma, it was re-named Myanmar by its present government. It offers the visitor—and especially any interested student of world affairs—a fascinating exploration of culture, development, ethnic diversity and important questions of economics and politics.
Participants will experience some of Myanmar’s most important places, but the true advantage of this program is its emphasis on people. In a country whose government has discouraged close contact between foreigners and its citizens, participants will meet a wide range of people: