2017 – 2018 Princeton in Asia Fellowships
Apply by: November 11
Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting friendships and benefit local and global communities. It is PiA’s vision that through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities of which they find themselves a part after PiA. We like to think of PiA as “a change in perspective, a job that matters, a community for life.”
Eligibility: Seniors and recent college graduates of any university and nationality can apply for PiA, though native English speaking ability is required for teaching positions and all fellows must come to Princeton for a mandatory orientation.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 130 full-year fellowships with 80 partner institutions in the following countries: Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. PiA posts contribute to addressing global issues at the local level, including access to education, access to information, economic development, environmental sustainability, public health, and social justice.
Each PiA fellowship involves an investment from PiA, the partner institution, and fellow. PiA fellows receive a local salary, orientation program, TEFL certification, medical insurance, and language grants (awarded selectively). Fellows are responsible for a $60 application fee, transportation expenses to interviews, transportation expenses to Princeton for TEFL and orientation weekends, vaccination and visa application fees, round-trip transportation to Asia (for most positions) and a $550 placement contribution. This contribution represents only a small fraction of the total costs of arranging a fellowship. PiA is dedicated to offering these experiences to as diverse and talented an applicant pool as possible. Though PiA has limited resources, financial aid is offered on a case-by-case basis and we will work individually with applicants to ensure that financial considerations do not preclude anyone from applying for or participating in these opportunities.