"The world is a complicated beast. But it’s beautiful, too. It’s not something to “figure out” or “hack” – it’s something to explore, and to enjoy, and to challenge in every day actions." --Anna Seeman (PiA 2015), World Education Laos
PiA’s mission is to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships.
As we’ve criss-crossed the globe and the interwebs over the past few years, catching up with alumni and friends of PiA near and far, we’ve heard one piece of feedback over and over: PiAers love other PiAers and want to have places to connect with each other, digitally and in person. So, because we couldn’t build a world wide yurt, we took to the web and built a digital ger for our Alumni and Friends. We traded felt for #allthefeels and built a welcoming, portable home offering incredible functionality for users, including individual alumni profiles, an online directory and searchable interactive map, direct messaging, groups management, a jobs board, and event organizing, among other exciting features. It's kind of like Facebook + LinkedIn + GoogleMaps + Idealist + Eventbrite + Kickstarter all rolled into one, and only for the PiA community. Go to https://princetoninasia.360alumni.com/ to join the website today!
PiA alumna Lisa Heller taught at the Dalian Institute of Technology in 1986 and now serves as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. She also made her big screen debut as an extra on the set of "The Last Emperor".