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 Khon Kaen

5 positions at a national university in a large city in northeastern Thailand.

Teaching Fellowship in Nan

4 teaching positions at an elementary school.

Teaching Fellowship in Phang Nga

4 positions teaching at 2 Thai elementary schools.

Teaching Fellowship in Bangsak

2 positions teaching at a Thai elementary school in the tsunami-devastated region of Bangsak.

NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Bangkok

1 communications position working for one of the world's largest conservation organizations.


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

1 position with an NGO that works to improve civilian oversight of East Timor's military, police force, and government.


NGO - Environmental Fellowship in Hanoi

1 position with an international NGO focused on monitoring wildlife trade.

NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Hanoi

1 position with a regional NGO that works collaboratively with local governments and communities to prevent road traffic fatalities and injuries across the developing world.

NGO - Reproductive and Public Health Fellowship in Ho Chi Minh City

2 positions with a regional NGO that works collaboratively with local governments and communities to prevent road traffic fatalities and injuries across the developing world.

Media Fellowship in Hanoi

1 position with a local English-language newspaper.

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