Princeton in Asia
Princeton in Asia
Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has been building bridges between the U.S. and Asia for over a century. 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. PIA aims 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 sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service.
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. Becuase of the size and diversity of the positions available, applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATIONS
- Native English speaking ability
- Applicant must be a graduating senior or recent college graduate
- Asian language ability is not a prerequisite for most positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills or specific academic or work experience.
PiA’s strongest applicants are humble, flexible, adaptable, open-minded and committed to immersion in their local community.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES & SELECTION CRITERIA
- Application form
- Three completed essays
- Application Video
- Recommendation letter
- Academic transcripts
- Scan of valid passport
- Passport sized headshot
- Application fee of $60
Application materials are due November 11, 2016 by 5pm EST. Interviews for selected applicants will be held in early January in Princeton, NJ
Arthur D. Casciato, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey