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Please note that there is NO fee to apply for a Princeton in Asia fellowship.

Full-year Fellowship Prerequisites

Princeton in Asia Fellows work with international and local non-profits as well as some of Asia’s most innovative business and social enterprises; they teach in kindergartens, secondary schools, polytechnics, and universities; and they write for newspapers and create content for media platforms with an international reach. Considering the number and diversity of positions available, we encourage applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

PiA’s mission is to foster mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities. PiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent college graduates. Graduates of any college or university are welcome to apply for a PiA fellowship. While PiA does not restrict eligibility based on US citizenship or residency status, all candidates must present a compelling rationale for how they will contribute to PiA’s mission of United States-Asia exchange.  

The primary prerequisite for placement in a PiA fellowship is a bachelor’s degree. In addition:

  • All positions require professional proficiency in English, and English teaching positions require native or near-native English-speaking ability. Host countries’ visa restrictions may limit our ability to place citizens of certain nationalities. 

  • All applicants should have a valid passport by the time they accept their fellowship offer. For visa purposes, your passport should be valid for 18 months from your date of arrival in Asia. If you do not have a passport or your passport will expire soon, we encourage you to apply for or renew your passport now.

  • Applicants should refer to the job descriptions for the fellowships offered to identify specific requirements for each post. 

  • Generally, Asian language ability is not a prerequisite for most positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills or specific academic or work experience. 

  • Applicants are not required to have any level of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training or experience before applying to PiA. All candidates who receive placement in a teaching position will be asked to complete PiA’s TEFL certification course. 

Please note there is no cost to submit an application for a PiA fellowship.

Fellows should plan to cover the following pre-departure expenses:

  • Vaccination and pre-departure health expenses.

  • Round-trip transportation to Asia for most positions.

PiA is dedicated to offering immersive fellowship experiences to as diverse and talented an applicant pool as possible. Though PiA has limited resources, travel grants are offered by application. We will work with each fellowship recipient to ensure that financial considerations do not preclude anyone from participating in these opportunities.


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