Global Community Fellowship

Global Community Fellowship

Application Deadline:
 November 12th, 2017, 11:59 PM (Deadline for applicants from Stanford University and Middlebury Institute of International Studies is November 26th)
Program Dates:
 June 2018 – June 2019
Locations: Schools and NGOs in Japan, China, and throughout Southeast Asia

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs and schools across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Who Can Apply? Starting and experienced professionals with a BA or BS degree (must graduate June 2018). Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards US citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial US connection.

Fellow Duties

Education-focused Posts — As a teaching fellow, you’ll advance student development using critical thinking, peace and conflict resolution, and cross-cultural communication curriculum. You’ll also help students to access future education and professional opportunities.

NGO-focused Posts — As an NGO fellow, you’ll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities.


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Myanmar Study Tour

Regional Posts

Timeline & Finances

2018-2019 Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows

Collaboration for Greater Impact

Fellowship Testimonials


Application Instructions

Application Deadline: November 12th, 2017, 11:59 PM

Programs Staff

Peter Nguyen

Recent Blog Posts

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Christina Bui - VIA Fellow @ Pacific Links Foundation in Long Xuyen, Vietnam
Christina at Can Cau Market

A Life-Changing Experience

We followed two girls back to their homes during our scholarship recipient survey visits If you had asked me a year ago where I thought I would be by 2016, never in a million years would I say “Vietnam.” A