Timeline & Finances

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Application Timeline
Fellowship Timeline
  • Mid-September – online applications open
  • November 13th – online application deadline
  • December/January 2018 – interviews
  • Late January – short-listed candidates selected
  • February – short-listed candidates confirmed
  • Spring – prepare for departure
  • Mid-summer – training in Asia
  • August-December – work at post
  • January – mid-year conference
  • January-May – work at post
  • Mid-summer – wrap-up conference and new fellow training
  • August – fellowship transition

Finances

The fellowship is fully funded by VIA, with support from alumni, grants, and our partners.

Included:
Not Included:
  • Approximately four weeks of training, covering program management, cross-cultural communication, leadership development, local language lessons, and teacher training
  • Comprehensive emergency medical and evacuation insurance
  • Living and housing stipend (ranging from $200-$1000 per month, depending on location) while working at your post or on a short-term VIA program
  • Intra-Asia travel (from training to your post and wrap-up conference)
  • Language study grants and tutors are available at some posts
  • Vaccinations (cost will depend on individual insurance)
  • Initial visa costs ($150-$300, depending on country)
  • Roundtrip airfare to/from Asia (usually around $2,000 – China fellows receive a one-way return flight reimbursement)
  • Meals and optional activities during training and conference ($300-$500)
  • Traveling for vacation during post and after contract at post has ended.

Additional Funding

Participating in the Global Community Fellowship, as a year-long internship placement, makes fellows eligible for funding through several competitive scholarships and/or grants. We encourage GCF candidates to explore these opportunities on our scholarships page and through personal research.