Sunday, January 1, 2017

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia 

Official Site : 2011-2012 Application
Organizer: Princeton-in-Asia, an NPO affiliated with Princeton University
Wikipedia: Here. Facebook: Here.

Official Program Objective: “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.”

Program Eligibility: The basic requirements are a Bachelor's Degree and an interview. For English teaching positions, some TEFL qualifications may be required. For non-teaching positions, some local language ability and/or relevant work experience may be required.

Number of Participants: ~150.

Program Duration: One year.

Cost: None. "A local salary and housing wil be provided (but) a position with PiA generally is not a money-making venture".

Admission Difficulty: Competitive. Applicant numbers vary from year to year, but there have consistently been three or more strong candidates per opening.

Repeat Participants? Unknown.

The Low-Down: You don't have to attend Princeton to be a participant in PiA. "Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. In 2007, PiA placed 125 fellows in seventeen countries, including Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Currently the program offers 85 teaching fellowships with 40 additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business."

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Link : 2009 NBC News Feature

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