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.
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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