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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NGO - Community Development Fellowship in Oudomxay

1 position with a major international child-focused development organization in Oudomxay Province, working to build capacity of local staff in written and spoken English and report writing.

Media Fellowship in Luang Prabang

1 position with a leading Southeast Asian film festival in Luang Prabang, which is known for building relationships between the region’s industries and filmmakers and which has played a significant role in growing the film industry in Laos.

Macao S.A.R., China

Teaching Fellowship in Macau

1-2 positions working at the major university in Macau in their new residential college-based campus.


Teaching Fellowship in Penang

2-3 positions at a national science university.


Business Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

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

Teaching Fellowship in Ulaan Baatar

1-2 positions teaching at a leading business school.

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position at a premier professional services firm.

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

1 position working for the leading investment bank in Mongolia.

Business Fellowship in Ulaanbaatar

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


Media Fellowship in Yangon

2 positions working as staff writers for Burma's national newspaper.

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