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Monday, November 9, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Stipend, insurance, help with student loan deferments and language grants are available

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Internship/Work, Teaching
Academic Year
12 weeks or longer


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- English teaching positions require native English speaking ability.
- Asian language ability is not a prerequisite for most positions.
- Applicants selected for an interview MUST be able to attend an interview sessions in January.
- All applicants who receive placement in a teaching position MUST attend the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course held in April at Princeton University.
- All applicants who accept offers from Princeton in Asia MUST attend PiA’s Orientation held in May at Princeton University.


Princeton in Asia (PiA) PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 22 countries and regions. Applicants are generally college seniors or recent graduates.

For the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle, PiA will be making significant changes in response to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the road ahead is still unclear, we plan to offer a number of fellowships in 2021-22. We anticipate that some of these fellowships will be remote, some will be in-person, and some will be hybrid remote and in-person. We are working to develop the roster of available fellowships and fellowship countries, which will depend on a variety of factors, including the status of COVID-19 in-country. We will share this information with you as soon as it is available.

In the 2019-20 cycle, PiA offered 140 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

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. Due to the size and diversity of the positions available, we encourage applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

Please remember that this is a fellowship program, and that the emphasis of a PiA fellowship is contributing to your community and cultural immersion. Though a local stipend will be provided, a position with PiA is generally not a moneymaking venture. Working hours and vacation time vary greatly among the diverse PiA offerings. Some teaching fellowships require fewer teaching hours and provide longer vacations, allowing fellows the opportunity to pursue intensive language study or other personal projects. Workplace fellowships, however, provide less vacation time and generally require longer hours.

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