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 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 130 full-year fellowships in the following locations: 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.

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 for this log-in information). 

If you have questions, please see our FAQ section

The application for the 2017-2018 fellowship cycle is now closed. We will open the application for the 2018-2019 cycle in August 2017. 

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Teaching Fellowship in Yogyakarta

1-2 positions at a private university in the cultural crossroads of Indonesia.

NGO - Democracy-Building and Post-Conflict Reconciliation Fellowship in Jakarta

1 postion as a project manager at a conflict-resolution NGO in Jakarta.

Media Fellowship in Jakarta

1 position in the Jakarta office of a consulting firm specializing in political risk analysis, public policy, and government relations in Southeast Asia.


Teaching Fellowship in Kurashiki

1 position at a private Catholic girls’ high school (and junior high) in a small-sized regional city with access to Osaka.

Teaching Fellowship in Yakage

2 positions working with kindergartens and elementary schools in a small town in Okayama prefecture.

Teaching Fellowship in Tokyo

1 position teaching at a family-owned Buddhist temple school in Tokyo.

Teaching Fellowship in Chiba

1 position teaching at a family-owned Buddhist temple school in Chiba.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Tokyo

1 position with a non-profit foundation that provides emotional and financial support for children who have lost one or both of their parents.


NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Almaty

1 position with a major NGO specializing in AIDS prevention and family planning.

Teaching Fellowship in Almaty

4 teaching positions at the country’s foremost business school.

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