Via Asia/US Exchange Programs Global Community Fellowship 2016

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Application Deadline:December 20, 2015

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.


  • The fellowship is open to individuals with a BA or BS degree before late May, 2016.
  • Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards U.S. citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial U.S. 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.

Program Management & Leadership Development

  • Fellows also lead VIA’s short-term experiential education programs for high school and university students.
  • As a short-term program coordinator, you will learn how to design, manage and evaluate experiential programs. Fellows gain valuable professional skills, including facilitation, curriculum design, evaluation, and budgeting.

Application Timeline

October – December 20    Open application period
December 20, 2015    Application deadline
Late December – Early January 2016    Application review period
Mid-January    Interviews via phone or Skype
February    Fellowship acceptance and placements
March – April    Travel preparations and online training

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Via Asia/US Exchange Programs Global Community Fellowship 2016