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.


  • 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 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 02, 2018 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