Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowship


Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization located 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 and cultivate long-lasting friendships. 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. We like to think of PiA as “a change in perspective, a job that matters, an experience of a lifetime.”

For the 2015-2016 academic year, PiA expects to offer approximately 135 full-year fellowships in the following countries: Cambodia, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. New positions in other countries are always in development and may also be available. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.

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 to obtain the login information).

If you have questions, please see PiA’s FAQ section

To apply to PiA, read the Application Process page, and download the application.

Undergraduate students at the University of Iowa who are interested in this opportunity or other post-grad fellowships, are encouraged to contact Kelly Thornburg at to access expert support and application development resources.