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 2019-2020 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 140 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, 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 for this log-in information). 

Before you begin your PiA application, please download the 2019-20 Application Guide and visit the Apply to PiA page. If you have questions, please see our FAQ section

The deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2018. Click here to start your application!

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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Tokyo

1 position in Tokyo working for a Japanese charitable organization that serves children who have lost one or more parent from around the world.

Teaching Fellowship in Yamaguchi

1 position in Yamaguchi as programmatic support at a national university. The Fellow will be a part of the Faculty of Global and Science Studies, a new department for global education at the 3rd oldest national university in Japan.


Teaching Fellowship in Almaty

4 positions in Almaty at the country’s leading business and economics university. Fellows teach academic English and research skills to undergraduates in the foreign language department as well as teaching general English to community members.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Almaty

1 position in Almaty in the Recruiting and Admissions Office of the country’s leading business and economics university. This position is perfect for someone who is interested in higher education and learning about the inner-workings of a large educational institution.


Teaching Fellowship in Bishkek

1 position in Bishkek with an international liberal arts university that aims to educate future leaders in Central Asia. This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a diverse and progressive residential community of students and faculty from across the region on their beautiful, modern campus.


NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Vientiane

2-3 positions in Vientiane with a major NGO specializing in malaria prevention, WASH, AIDS prevention and family planning.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position in Vientiane as a Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator at the national governing body for rugby union in Laos.

Teaching Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position in Vientiane at the premier institute for English language instruction in the country. Duties may include teaching English courses for a wide array of age groups, though candidates with an interest in teaching elementary age students will find this post particularly fulfilling.

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Nonghet

1 position in Nonghet district (Xieng Khouang Province) with a leading Australian child rights NGO based in the organization’s field office focusing on building English language and computer literacy of staff and key community partners and beneficiaries.

Business Fellowship in Vientiane

1 position in Vientiane working as a project manager at a leading social enterprise that provides job skills and trains employees from underserved populations to produce IT projects for international clients.

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