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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South Korea

Media Fellowship in Seoul

1 position with an English-language newspaper.

Sri Lanka

NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Colombo

2 positions with a large NGO engaged in improving life through management of water resources.

Media Fellowship in Colombo

1 position with Sri Lanka’s largest newspaper publisher in Colombo.


Teaching Fellowship in Taichung

1-2 positions at a university-affiliated secondary school.


NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Chiang Mai

1 position with a local NGO focusing on early childhood care and development, education, life skills curricula and children made vulnerable to HIV.

Business Fellowship in Chiang Mai

1 position at a rock climbing company started by a PiA alumnus.

Teaching Fellowship in Chiang Mai

3 positions at a prestigious national university.

Teaching Fellowship in Chiang Mai

2 positions with the undergraduate English department at a private college.

Teaching Fellowship in Chiang Mai

1 position at a private elementary school that serves kindergarten through 12th grade.

Teaching Fellowship in Chiang Rai

3 positions at a government-funded university.

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