Princeton in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Fellowship Programs

Asia

Since 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has supported the establishment and strengthening of cultural ties between the US and Asia through its fellowships. Over 165 fellows in 21 Asian countries are sponsored, performing a year of service in sectors such as education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, engineering, technology, law and business. The program places winners in employment positions specific to the sector, and assistance is available for demonstrated need. For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit http://piaweb.princeton.edu/.

Costs: Note that PiA charges a $60 application fee and, upon acceptance, a $550 placement fee. Fellows cover their own airfare.

Check out GOFAR’s Asia Opportunities Guide to learn about other fellowships in Asia.

Africa

The Princeton in Africa (PiAf) program was established in 1999 and places approximately 46 fellows into 34 African countries for a year of service. The programs are dedicated mostly to the advancement of Africa, but also represent sectors such as agriculture & nutrition, environment & conservation, education, health & humanitarian aid and social entrepreneurship. For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit http://www.princetoninafrica.org/.

Costs: Note that PiAf charges a $75 application fee and, upon acceptance, a $350 placement fee. Fellows cover their own airfare.

Latin America

The Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) program is a non-profit that pairs young professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work with non-profits throughout Latin America. The youngest of the service fellowship programs associated with Princeton, PiLA was established in 2002 and is now sending upwards of 30 fellows to Latin America yearly. Sectors such as microfinance & entrepreneurship, conservation, human rights, and women’s and children’s health are represented, just to name a few. For further information on eligibility and the application process, visit http://www.princeton.edu/~pila/.

Costs: Note that PiLA charges a $100 application fee and, upon acceptance, a $500 placement fee. Fellows cover their own airfare.


Students interested in applying for any of the Princeton fellowships should contact gufa@georgetown.edu.

Students considering these programs might also consider apply for a Fulbright Fellowship.