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Who Can Apply: Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads – English teaching positions require native English speaking ability.
IMPORTANT: Asian language ability is NOT a prerequisite for most teaching positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills.
Description: 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, cultivate longlasting
friendships and benefit local and
For the 2017-2018 academic year, Princeton in Asia expects to offer approximately 130 full-year
fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia,
Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The
Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Princeton in Asia fellows teach in kindergartens, secondary schools, polytechnics and
universities; they help run 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, we encourage applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds to apply. Humility,
flexibility, adaptability, and a sense of adventure stand out in our strongest applicants.
Program Preferences: The program lookds 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. One-year fellows will have the option of staying a second year; interns' language and teaching skills as well as their cultural awareness usually improve considerably during a second year.
Candidates who have clearly defined goals yet demonstrate flexibility regarding exact placement have better chances.
Award Amount: Though a local salary and housing will be provided, a position with PiA is generally not a money-making venture. However, working hours are kept low if possible in order for interns to pursue language and cultural studies and personal projects.
Duration: One year, with possibility of a second year.
National Deadline: November 11, 2016.