For Applicants

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University. Founded by students in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster cross-cultural understanding between East and West by giving young people opportunities to live and work in Asia. As employees of a variety of Asian institutions, PiA fellows gain work and life experience while providing valuable services to their Asian hosts. It is PiA’s vision that through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for this region of the world.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 125 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.

More information about specific countries and fellowships is available below. Applicants may also view past fellow reports with more detailed information about specific fellowships (please contact for this log-in information). 

If you have questions, please see our FAQ section or feel free to contact To apply to PiA, please read the Application Process page. 

Please note that applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship year will open on September 1st, 2016. All applications must be fully completed by November 11th, 2016.

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Media Fellowship in Phnom Penh

2 positions as staff writers with Phnom Penh’s well-known and highly regarded independent newspaper.

Business Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position working with the oldest microfinance organization operating in Cambodia.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position with the regional office of an international children's development organization whose mission is to promote children's rights and sustainable community development.

Business Fellowship in Phnom Penh

1 position working as a project manager at an IT outsourcing company that provides job skills and trains local employees to produce IT projects for international clients.


NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

2-3 positions working on legal reform for environmental NGOs and energy issues.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Beijing

1 position with a small NGO providing experiential education to youth in China, and addressing issues of leadership and global citizenship.

Teaching Fellowship in Beijing

3-4 positions at the leading international affairs university in Beijing.

Teaching Fellowship in Jishou

2 positions at a teacher's college in a small city in Xiangxi Autonomous Region, Hunan Province.

Teaching Fellowship in Wuhan

2 positions at a polytechnic university in the provincial capital of Hubei.

Teaching Fellowship in Shenyang

2 positions at a major science university in Liaoning Province.

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