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 2014-2015 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 145 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, 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 the PiA office for login information).

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

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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.

Business Fellowship in Beijing

1-2 position(s) with a boutique travel agency specializing in culturally immersive tours.

Teaching Fellowship in Beijing

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

Teaching Fellowship in Guangzhou

2 positions at one of the top high schools in Guangdong Province.

Teaching Fellowship in Jishou

2 positions at a teacher's college in a relatively remote part of 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.

Teaching Fellowship in Dalian

2 positions at a major science university in Liaoning Province.

Teaching Fellowship in Shihezi

2-3 positions located two hours outside of Urumqi in Xinjiang province.

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