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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Macao S.A.R., China

Teaching Fellowship in Macau

2 positions in Macau working at the major university in their new residential college system.
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Malaysia

Teaching Fellowship in Penang

2 positions in Penang at a national science university.
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Mongolia

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position in Ulaanbaatar working for the leading investment bank in Mongolia that encourages investment in Mongolian-owned companies.
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Business Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

1 position as an analyst at a leading financial institution devoted to promoting clean energies through micro-lending.
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Teaching Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

1 position in Ulaanbaatar with a leading university for Finance and Economics.
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Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position at a premier professional services firm.
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Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position in Ulaanbaatar as an analyst in the eco-banking department of a leading financial institution in Mongolia.
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Teaching Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

2 positions in Ulaanbaatar teaching at an independent K-12 school, founded in 2008 and with a student population of 400.
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Myanmar

NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Yangon

2-3 positions in Yangon with a non-profit lab that creates money-making products for rural communities at a price which they can afford.
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Business Fellowship in Yangon

1 position in Yangon at a consulting firm specializing in political risk analysis, public policy, and government relations in Southeast Asia.
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