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Princeton in Asia Fellowship


Application period: August 31, 2023 to November 1, 2023 (9:00 a.m. PT)

Eligibility requirements:

• bachelor's degree
• proficiency in Asia languages not a prerequisite for most positions
• non-teaching positions typically require some language or academic/work experience
• for English teaching assistants, participation in TEFL certification course in April
• international students are eligible
• attendance at interviews sessions at Princeton or selected cities across the country
• attendance at orientation in Princeton, New Jersey in May
• valid passport

Award summary and conditions: Princeton in Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences that serve the needs of Asia as determined by host institutions and partners. Asian host organizations contribute at the community level to important global issues: education, public health, environmental sustainability, public information/media, economic development, social justice.

Fellows should expect to cover the costs of:

• service fee paid upon acceptance of a placement ($550)
• travel for interviews in January
• travel for TEFL instruction (April) and orientation (May)
• vaccination and pre-departure health expenses
• visa fees, pre-departure health expenses
• round-trip travel to/from Asia for most positions

Note: PiA will work with all applicants to ensure that financial considerations do not preclude any candidate from applying or participating in these service opportunities. Salary, housing and group medical insurance are provided.

Application process:

Application requirements:

• application form
• essay (1)
• short answer responses (2)
• short video (60 seconds maximum)
• unofficial transcript
• resume
• anonymous demographic survey
• recommendation form

Faculty representative: Dr. Jess Hernandez

National committee interview:

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