Global Community Fellowship

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Global Community Fellowship

Application Deadline:
Applications for the 2017 cycle are now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2017 to apply for the 2018-19 program cycle.
Program Dates:
 Summer of 2017 – Summer of 2018
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 2017). 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

2017-2018 Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows

2016-17 Global Community Fellows

2016-2017 Fellows

Collaboration for Greater Impact

Fellowship Testimonials


Application Instructions

Programs Staff

Abigail Hills

Abigail Hills

Patrick Arnold 2016

Patrick Arnold

Recent Blog Posts

Posted on Monday March 21st, 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