Fellowships & Scholarships

Princeton in Asia (PiA)

Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities. PiA aims to contribute to building a world where individuals share a mutual appreciation and respect for the diversity of cultures and perspectives and cultivates life-long bridges to Asia. The fellowship program offers Fellows a change in perspective, a job that matters and a community for life.

Since 1898, they have placed over 3,400 people in immersive fellowships and internships in 32 different countries and regions throughout Asia. PiA Fellows are currently placed with host organizations in Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. In the Class of 2023, we expect to offer 40 fellowships in the following countries and regions: Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

PiA fellowships span a variety of issue areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Peace, Justice, and Access to Information
  • Public Health
  • Sports
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

PiA applicants are generally college seniors or recent college graduates. Graduates of any college or university are welcome to apply for a PiA fellowship. While PiA does not restrict eligibility based on US citizenship or residency status, all candidates must present a compelling rationale for how they will contribute to PiA’s mission of United States-Asia exchange.

The emphasis of a PiA fellowship is cultural immersion and contributing to the communities where our Fellows are placed. They select Fellows who are committed to furthering our mission of fostering mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia. Successful applicants are those who seek a transformative experience, want to contribute to their host organization, want to facilitate cultural exchange through relationship building, and demonstrate personal and professional readiness to function effectively in a foreign living and work environment.