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Global Community Fellowship

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Promoting cultural exchange between the US & Asia since 1963

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for young and established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs and schools across Asia (China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia) 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.

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.


General qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • 4-year degree from a US university
  • Native or high proficiency in English
  • US citizenship (see note below)
  • Interest or experience in teaching or NGO work
  • Self-starter, able to proactively find ways to contribute to an organization
  • Ability to work independently and in a team

Note about citizenship requirements: Due to certain visa/work permit restrictions and the needs of our partner organizations, Global Community Fellowship posts are often limited to US citizens/residents, or individuals who have received their bachelor’s degree from a US university.

Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application.

Note about language ability: Very high to native English proficiency, especially for teaching positions, is required. Other language requirements vary depending on post, but generally, local language ability is not required. VIA will arrange local language classes for fellows when they arrive in-country.


The program is funded by our alumni, partners, and grants. This includes accommodations during training and while at your post and a modest living stipend.

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