The Rickshaw Diaries

Check out our fellows' blogs from the field and follow their adventures through Asia!

Quote of the Week

We have certainly stepped into something bigger than us -- [Jeremiah Firman, current PiA fellow in Thailand]



Our Mission

PiA’s mission is to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships.

115 Years of Service in Asia

On the occasion of PiA's 115th anniversary (in 2013), we commissioned a documentary film to illuminate what is at the core of the PiA experience: service, community, and a change in perspective.

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Featured Story: Live from the Asia Trip!

155 fellows. 19 countries. 6 weeks. 5 staff. 1 suitcase.

It's that time of year again: THE ASIA TRIP!! Every fall, the PiA team fans out across the continent to visit our partners, fellows and friends in Asia, and this time around we and the PiA class of 2014 have been reporting live from the field through PiA's Instagram account (with more than 1 suitcase, by the way). Follow us at @princetoninasia to share in the classroom observations, tongue-numbing curries, overnight bus rides, partner meetings, and PiA reunions large and small that make our jobs the best jobs in the world. We'll catch you on the other side!


Alum of the Fortnight

Kurt Kuehne
After spending two years working with the Singapore Ministry of Education, Kurt Kuehne (Singapore '08) is now studying Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he focuses on issues regarding governance and authority and studies Burmese language.

Fellow of the Fortnight

Lamia Mamoon
The first week working in a new country is always a challenge. Lamia Mamoon spent hers learning how to sew in a Sri Lankan garment factory.
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