Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers year-long service-oriented fellowships in eighteen Asian countries in the fields of education, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, law, and business, with a majority of fellows working in education, either as English teachers at universities and high schools, or within education administration.
In addition to a local salary, each PiA fellowship provides an orientation program, group medical insurance, and assistance with student loan repayment deferments. PiA may also provide grants for pre-fellowship language training, on a selective basis. Airfare and other travel expenses are generally the responsibility of each fellow.
Candidates must have earned a bachelor’s degree before beginning their programs. For English teaching positions, candidates should also have experience teaching, tutoring, or mentoring, and have native fluency in spoken English. 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, applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
In selecting fellows, PiA looks for open-minded, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and hardworking individuals. Previous travel and cross-cultural experience is helpful but not essential. A patient and flexible outlook toward career decisions is also beneficial.