Princeton in Asia

PiA’s mission is to promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in every way the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West.

They aim 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 relationships and benefit local and global communities. 


PiA is looking for open-minded, self-motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking young people. Previous travel and cross-cultural experience is helpful but not essential. A patient and flexible outlook toward career decisions is also beneficial.

Period of Study

Positions are typically 12-months in duration. Fellows should plan to depart the U.S. any time between late May and September. 


As part of a PiA fellowship, PiA Fellows receive:

  1. A local stipend, paid directly by the host organization.
  2. An orientation program including travel, health, visa, and packing information as well as cultural and current affairs background on fellowship locations.
  3. Travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance for all Fellows in need of coverage and who qualify for PiA’s international travel plan.
  4. Language grants (awarded selectively).
  5. Assistance in student loan deferments in the form of letters issued to student loan agencies.

Note: airfare and other travel expenses are generally the responsibility of the Fellow.


Applications typically open in August and are be available on the Princeton in Asia website


Applications are typically due in early November. 

Additional information and materials are available on the Princeton in Asia website


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Post-baccalaureate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English
  • Non English


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional
  • Public Service
  • Teach Abroad


  • Asia

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