For Applicants

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with and located on campus at Princeton University. Founded by students in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster 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.”

For the 2018-2019 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 135 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

Princeton in Asia Fellows teach in kindergartens, secondary schools, polytechnics and universities; they work with international and local nonprofits as well as some of Asia’s most innovative businesses and social enterprises; they write for newspapers and create content for news platforms with an international reach. Due to the size and diversity of the positions available, we encourage applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

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 piaapps@princeton.edu for this log-in information). 

If you have questions, please see our FAQ section

To start your PiA application, please download the 2018-19 Application Guide and visit the Apply to PiA page.

The deadline to apply is November 9th, 2017.

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China

Teaching Fellowship in Dalian

2 positions in Dalian at a major science university.
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Teaching Fellowship in Shihezi

3 positions in Shihezi at a major university two hours outside of Urumqi.
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Teaching Fellowship in Shanghai

2 positions in Songjiang as an international teaching assistant at a bilingual boarding school near Shanghai, China.
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Business Fellowship in Beijing

1 position as a project officer in an established microfinance consulting NGO.
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Business Fellowship in Xizhou

1-2 positions in Xizhou working with a boutique hotel in rural Yunnan Province that aims to connect tourists with the local community.
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NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Beijing

1 position in Beijing with a local Chinese environmental NGO.
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Teaching Fellowship in Beijing

1 position in Beijing at an education-related social enterprise that works in local public middle and high schools across the city.
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Teaching Fellowship in Hangzhou

1 position in Hangzhou as a tutor and writing coach in a small college consulting company with a Chinese staff.
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Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Media Fellowship in Hong Kong

1 position in Hong Kong with a leading Asian foreign affairs publication.
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Media Fellowship in Hong Kong

1 position in Hong Kong working at a business council with a research program and a membership that includes some of the top CEOs in Asia.
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